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I have ingrown hair on my penis what should I do?

I have ingrown hair on my penis what should I do?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more


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Can you get an ingrown hair on the shaft of your penis? If so, how would you treat this?

Can you get an ingrown hair on the shaft of your penis? If so, how would you treat this?

Yes: You can get an ingrown hair at this location. You can try moisturizing the area to see if it will help it grow out. If the area gets red or painful then apply a topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can you get an ingrown hair on the upper part of your shaft on the penis? Also what can you do to heal the ingrown hair?

Possible: Anywhere hair grows, it can be possible to get an ingrown hair. The treatment may involve the need for antibiotics if the area gets infected. See your Dr. as needed Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have a large bump on my lower pubic area right above where my penis starts. I thought it might be an ingrown hair, but i haven't shaved in months.

Still possible: It is possible that you have a cyst or an abscess from an ingrown hair or a sweat gland. It is possible to develop a clogged skin poor, hair follicle, sweat gland without an infection. It will form a nodule that could possibly become infected later. If it bothers you, see your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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Is this bump by my penis an ingrown hair from shaving?

Possibly: If you do shave, it is common to have ingrown hairs. If it becomes red, painful, or particularly if you can see pus, see your primary care provider, as it is likely infected. ...Read more

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Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Maybe: More likely this is a sebaceous cyst. These are not infected but can be removed if unsightly. Get checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a question about an ingrown hair on the shaft of my I don't feel comfortable with a male doctor looking at my penis. I want a female doctor to ?

I have a question about an ingrown hair on the shaft of my I don't feel comfortable with a male doctor looking at my penis. I want a female doctor to ?

No worries: There are many, many women physicians in the U.S. A person can just pick a local one, and call to make an appointment. Also, one can try HealthTap CONCIERGE for a virtual consultation (eMedicine visit) with a woman doctor. ...Read more

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Can an ingrown hair on penis bleed during sex?

Can an ingrown hair on penis bleed during sex?

Sure: If it becomes irritated or disturbed as a result of sex it could bleed. ...Read more

Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more