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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Red pimple like bumps on my left inner thigh in crotch area. Painless and not itchy. If popped pus comes out.I have genital HSV 1. They wont go away?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Red pimple like bumps on my left inner thigh in crotch area. Painless and not itchy. If popped pus comes out.I have genital HSV 1. They wont go away?

Folliculitis?: This sounds most like folliculitis, or some other bacteria infection. Almost certainly not herpes -- both the symptoms (pus if popped) and location are wrong. And I'll bet this doesn't look much like your previous genital herpes outbreak(s), right? Anyway, see a doctor and take it from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small puss like pimples in genital area and stomach. Not herpes. Non itchy. Does not pop, some do but blood ?

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Small puss like pimples in genital area and stomach. Not herpes. Non itchy. Does not pop, some do but blood
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Genital bumps: Genital bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without an exam. If the bumps are on the lower abdomen and pubic area, they could be infected hair follicles. STDs usually don't involve the skin of the stomach area. Consider a HealthTap Concierge visit for more personal evaluation. ...Read more

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I have recently seen some bites on my upper thigh and even a couple on my genital area and they look like small pimples and itchy with redness?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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I have recently seen some bites on my upper thigh and even a couple on my genital area and they look like small pimples and itchy with redness?

Many possibilities: Any of several skin conditions could cause this. Although people often assume insect bites, it's an uncommon cause. But I do wonder about scabies, or perhaps pubic lice (crabs). Or folliculitis, i.e. hair follicle inflammation, especially if you shave the area. No STD is a likely cause. See a doctor or clinic if more spots keep appearing or if not clearing up in a few days. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Noticed a few small red bumps few days after shave genital. Not painful or itchy. Extracted hair but small pimple thing not gone. concerned about sti?

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Noticed a few small red bumps few days after shave genital. Not painful or itchy. Extracted hair but small pimple thing not gone. concerned about sti?

Shaving problems: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness, irritation, pustules and ingrown hairs. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving (replace razors regularly) can help reduce this. ...Read more

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I have 2 small red pimple like bumps on my genital area and I was wondering what they might be?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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I have 2 small red pimple like bumps on my genital area and I was wondering what they might be?

Many possibilities: Herpes is often a consideration for pimple-like genital lesions. However, a lot depends on details: Exact location? Evolution from red bump to blister to pimple or sore over a few days, like herpes. Unchanging bumps over 2+ days not herpes. Actual pimples, warts, and molluscum contagiosum may be possible. Sexual risks of course make a difference. Stop guessing and see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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Hard pimple like bump where undies meet my groin. not in genital area, more to the side. only one and it hurts sometimes. what could it be?

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Hard pimple like bump where undies meet my groin. not in genital area, more to the side. only one and it hurts sometimes. what could it be?

An infection: You are describing an infection or a small abscess probably an infected hair follicle. See your doctor for antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscess. ...Read more

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I have white bumps near my genital area. They look like pimples but when I try to pop them they just don't. What might cause this?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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I have white bumps near my genital area. They look like pimples but when I try to pop them they just don't. What might cause this?

Probably normal: At your age (18) you may just be seeing the normal development of your genital area skin, especially if the bumps are on the penis or scrotum. Sebaceous and sweat glands become more prominent with sexual maturity and typically appear as white bumps, more easily visible if the skin is stretched. If in doubt, bring it up with your doctor next time you're in the office for routine care. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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I have bumps that look like pimples in my genital area and they itch what could they be?

Dr. Emily Altman
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I have bumps that look like pimples in my genital area and they itch what could they be?

Genital pimples: Pimple-like spots in the genital area could actually be pimples or folliculitis, bacterial infection of hair follicles. They could also be molluscum, a viral infection, common in genital area, as well as other infections. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Nicole Jarvis
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I have little bumps around my genital area. Can you describe the differences between herpes and razor burn? The bumps are small like pimples.

Dr. Nicole Jarvis
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I have little bumps around my genital area. Can you describe the differences between herpes and razor burn? The bumps are small like pimples.

See doctor: Herpes typically starts as a blister that then turns into an ulcer/sore and is painful. Genital warts can appear like small bumps, as can molluscum. Razor burn can also appear like small bumps. You need a physical exam to determine what these bumps are. ...Read more

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