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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 or pimples, maybe due to staph or strep. This become a lot more common in the modern era when young people shave their pubic areas. 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
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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