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I have a painful hair bump on my vaginal area and it hurts to move around or touch what do i do?

I have a painful hair bump on my vaginal area and it hurts to move around or touch what do i do?

Below: If it is an ingrown inflamed hair follicle then warm moist soaks for 15 minutes 4 times per day may help. If this is not effective, then a DR visit is recommended. ...Read more

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I have these hard bumps that fill with pus then I lose my hair on it and around it. VERY PAINFUL. No one has helped. Please help me.

I have these hard bumps that fill with pus then I lose my hair on it and around it. VERY PAINFUL. No one has helped. Please help me.

Scalp cysts: are very common: epidermoid, pilar, trichilemmal, sebaceous. Pilar cysts can be painful if inflamed; sebaceous cysts contain oily skin debris material which can appear like pus, or you may have hidradenitis suppurativa...actual boils with pus in them. Sometimes the cysts have to be excised/removed; topical medicines or pills aren't enough. Work with a trusted dermatologist to find the answer. ...Read more

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Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?

Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had ad a hair bump on his private, where the hair is and he pulled it out, now he has a lot of small pumps there and its painful. ?

My boyfriend had ad a hair bump on his private, where the hair is and he pulled it out, now he has a lot of small pumps there and its painful. ?

See below: Was hair on pubes or on scrotum? Site of pulled hair apparently became infected. See fp for evaluation & treatment to prevent further spread of infection. Bumps at the base of hair shafts on scrotum are normal; called fordyce's spots [see image]. ...Read more

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Painful bump in vagina. Looks like an ingrown hair type of bump. What could it be? :(

Painful bump in vagina. Looks like an ingrown hair type of bump. What could it be? :(

Diffiult without exa: This could be just a local irritation, a cyst with inflammation, or a multitude of other things. Difficult to say without exam Suggest warm, moist packs for 10-15 minutes four times per day for the next day or two If it disappears, fine, if not, then Dr. visit. ...Read more

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I have small red painful bumps on the lower part of my scalp at the bottom of hair line. They go away and come back.

I have small red painful bumps on the lower part of my scalp at the bottom of hair line. They go away and come back.

?folliculitis: This could be caused by inflammation or infection of some of the hair follicles of that part of your scalp. A dermatologist could diagnose the problem if you were examined when the problem is active. In the meantime try a good detergent shampoo which is good for removing excess oils. ...Read more

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I have a weird dark bump on my elbow. been there for years, almost look like an ingrown hair. not painful, not grown in size.any ideas how to dig deep?

I have a weird dark bump on my elbow. been there for years, almost look like an ingrown hair. not painful, not grown in size.any ideas how to dig deep?

You shouldn't: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Should not dig into skin without specific training or it will cause damage and/or infection. Any urgent care or Er or dermatologist can take care of it. ...Read more

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Theres a large bump om my penis thats painful and 2 flesh colored bumps on my shaft should I worry or are they ingrown hairs?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more