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My Pubic Area Hurts
Bumps in my pubic area, they hurt when I press them and a lottle of white stuff comes out of it, they are pretty big. Help please?
Folliculitis?: This is obviously some sort of bacterial infection in the skin, like folliculitis becoming boils, maybe due to staph or strep. This is a lot more common recently when many young people shave the pubic area. Since they are painful and large, you should see a doctor; you might need an antibiotic. In the meantime, no shaving for a while. Don't worry about STDs, which don't behave this way. ...Read more
See a doctor: A doctor can look at the rash and with a good history and physical exam can often diagnose the rash. A picture (seeing the rash) is worth a thousand words. _. ...Read more
Stop shaving, 4 now: Razor-bumps result from shaving/cutting the hair too short, thus causing the hair to get stuck under the skin causing the bumps. Basically these are trapped hair follicles. Use of some exfoliating skin lotion/cream may help the trapped hair to come through to surface and thus resolve the bumps. So, stop shaving too closely will reduce this. Laser/electrolysis is expensive, but no bumps! Good luck. ...Read more
I noticed this small ball like lump under my skin on my upper pubic area. Doesn't hurt unless touched and it moves around a little?
Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running the area under hot water and soap as often as it is convenient should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more
Really worried, in the past day I have noticed 2 lumps around my pubic area & they really hurt when I move or touch them. Not sure if ingrown hair? Thx
Could be: If it's an area you have shaved it's more likely. Take a nice hot bath, then pat dry the area and let it heal. If still worried please go see your doctor. ...Read more
I have small painless (unless popped) blisters on my pubic area. Is this herpes, or from rough sex? Yesterday a few hours after having mildly rough sex with my boyfriend, I discovered small blisters around my pubic area. They didn't hurt or irritate me at
Pain near pubic area and right testicle also hurts. What could this be? Having this pain for around 4 days?
Most scrotal pain in young men is caused by an infection or inflammation of the sperm ducts (epididymitis). It can be treated with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicine. It usually takes 3-6 weeks to clear up. The pubic pain is a little more difficult to explain but could also be caused by epidiymitis.
Most doctors are knowledgeable about this and can order treatment. ...Read more
I have what looks like a pimple on my pubic area. It was painful so I popped it. It still hurts though. Should I be worried?
FoliculitisORherpes: It is not uncommon to get a pimple or several of them in the public area due to clogged hair follicles, especially if you shave that area. However, if you have a history of unprotected sex you are at risk for genital herpes, which can also cause a similar symptoms. Try warm compresses and ibuprofen. If your symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical attention asap. Take Care! ...Read more
Hello I am a 17 year old and on the side of my pubic area I think its my ovary? I'm not sure but I push down on it and it hurts bad what is this? : (
Unlikely: It's probably a cyst. Ovaries are deep in the abdomen. Get yourself checked up. See an obgyn for complete evaluation. ...Read more
I have a redish bump 1 cm in diameter in the pubic area. It hurts slightly when touched. It was smaller and didn't hurt a couple days ago but it does now. I did not shave my pubic region or anything. Should I be worried?
It can be infection: Folliculitis is an infection around the hair follicle. Most times it settles down and clears itself. Do not touch or mash it. Body/immune system can control most such infections. But if it grows further you need to show it to your PCP or Gynecologist. Local warm water compresses tonight and for a couple of days might resolve it. Increasing pain, redness/swelling means you need medical examination. ...Read more
Needs an exam: Pain in that area, Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Herpes, ingrown hairs, follicilutits, cysts, small lacerations are a few possibilities. Without an exam its just a guess ...Read more
I've had this red itchy bump on my pubic area for a few days & I dk if something bit me or if it's from shaving. It has gotten bigger and kinda hurts?
Abscess: This could be an infection and you should get it evaluated. ...Read more
I've had this sore on my pubic area. It's red, and kind of looks open in the center. It hurts to the touch.?
Infection: I would be concerned for some type of infection. Get checked. ...Read more
Hello. I have this blister on my left pubic area. I have it for almost 2 months I think. It hurts when I touch it. Is it a herpes?
Large red bumps on pubic area sometimes hurt a lot but not very often, will not go away and I can't figure out what it is, please help.?
See a doctor: Impossible to know what these are without examining you. Have them looked at by an expert. ...Read more
I have a red mark on my pubic area. Underneath the mark is a lump that dosnt move and has doubled in size over the last week and it dosnt hurt?
Probably needs eval: Hard to say without knowing exactly where. Most lumps in the groin are benign, but any lump that is hard, not movable and doubling has got to be investigated. ...Read more
I have an under the skin lump near my pubic area. Not sure what it is, this isn't the first time. Sometimes it hurts other times it doesnt. What is it?
I have a sebaceous cyst in my pubic area I think and it hurts really bad, is it a way to remove it at home or treat it?
I was doing push ups and I got a pain in my pubic area right above my penis it doesn't hurt its just a little uncomfortable can you help me?
Rectus muscle strain: This most likely represents an abdominal strain. The rectus muscle as it attaches to the pubic bone. Rest and ice should relieve this. If it doesn't get better within 1-2 weeks, then make an appointment with a sports med doc. ...Read more
Every once in a while I get a large bump in my pubic area after the hair starts to grow back after shaving. It hurts, and my clothes irritate it.
irritation after shaving can be common- and what you describe sounds like folliculitis or inflammation of the hair follicles. Ingrown hair is another possibility.
For many people, undergoing laser hair removal can essentially eliminate this issue. No more shaving and irritating the follicles means no more painful bumps. ...Read more
The very tip of my penis hurts when touched, my foreskin feels as if there's a cut, and there is slight pressure around my pubic area. What's wrong?
I am a 29 year old female with a hard ping pong sized lump you can see through my skin located between my pubic area and thigh and it hurts to touch?
Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, an abscess, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor to evaluate the lesion. Especially because it hurts to touch it. That suggests that it could be inflamed or infected. ...Read more
Hello I play soccer and I have this issue when I am trying to run faster I get this pain near the pubic area which hurts. Also when I kick the soccer
Pubic Pain: Many things can cause this in a young soccer player including non musculoskeletal issues such as femoral hernia or inguinal hernia. Also an abdominal wall hernia or sports hernia. Also osteiitis pubis, adductor muscle tendinitis or tendinosis and also changes in the hips such as labral tear or femoral acetabular impingement. Would have this evaluated be a sports medicine physician. ...Read more
I had a itchy spot on my pubic area a week ago but now there is a small bump there. The itchiness is gone but hurts on applying pressure, what cud it b?
Any number of things: Which is why I would recommend having a doctor take a look at it. If you are not sexually active, then it may be a small pimple, or furuncle, folliculitis, early abscess, insect bite, or if you are sexually active it is possible it could be a herpes lesion or other viral infection. Before you treat it, the most important thing is to get a proper diagnosis, so don't skip that step! :) ...Read more
Hello I play soccer and I have this issue when I am trying to run faster I get this pain near the pubic area which hurts. Also when I kick the soccer?
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