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

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, likely 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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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?

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?

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

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

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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Can you get pimples on your genital area?

Sure: 'pimples' in the genital area are generally not related to acne. Usually they represent a blocked sweat duct. Risks include poor hygiene, unclean underwear and shaving the hair. Stis, especially herpes, can be the cause. Larger 'pimples' could represent a sebaceous cyst. Women can develop bartholin's or skene's cysts. Rare autoimmune dx's present with genital bumps, hidradenits suppurativa. ...Read more

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I shaved my genital area about a day ago and the next day I woke up to find what looks to be a small pimple. Should I be worried?

I shaved my genital area about a day ago and the next day I woke up to find what looks to be a small pimple. Should I be worried?

Razor burn: What you have goes by many names, including razor burn, folliculitis barbae, pseudofolliculitis barbae, shaving rash, razor bumps. It is not uncommon and it is not serious. Is it still there? If so, applying some otc antibiotic ointment may help it resolve. ...Read more

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Could a pimple with puss on genital area mean it's an std?

Could a pimple with puss on genital area mean it's an std?

Absolutely: 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. What you describe could be any number of things but an std is possible. A doctor will need to see it to give you an opinion. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an 18 year old male to get occasional pimples in his genital area?

Is it normal for an 18 year old male to get occasional pimples in his genital area?

Yes: The hair follicles in the genital area can become pimples at all ages. It is quite normal. The sweat glands associated with the hair follicles have bacteria that cause white blood cells to invade the area and cause pimples. Good hygiene down there can help prevent pimple formation, such as cleaning with soap. Best of health to you ...Read more

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I have little lumps around my genital area a bit like pimples what is it really and what can I do to help get rid of them im male too?

Tough to say: Rashes and generally skin conditions such as "pimple like bumps" can not be diagnosed over the computer and a Clinical examination really needs to take place to properly diagnose you. There are too many possible things they could be, so see the Doc and get a good Exam to get the proper diagnoses so the right Treatment can start, best wishes. ...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?

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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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 won't go away?

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 won't 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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Is it normal to get pimples or cysts around the female genital area but not inside.?

Is it normal to get pimples or cysts around the female genital area but not inside.?

Yes: These are typically bartholin gland related. They are not present inside but only on your external genitalia. ...Read more

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I had pimples on my buttlock and near my genital area that were a little painful so I shook it off, later it turned into abrasions??

I had pimples on my buttlock and near my genital area that were a little painful so I shook it off, later it turned into abrasions??

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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I had itching on the genital area (testicles) few days before. Got medicine but didn't take correctly. Now 2 pimples raised in the area one after one.

I had itching on the genital area (testicles) few days before. Got medicine but didn't take correctly. Now 2 pimples raised in the area one after one.

Stop scratching!: Itching on the scrotum is very common. Scratching makes it worse and can lead to the development of pimples (folliculitis). Try to stop scratching, even when it itches. Try applying vaseline instead. ...Read more

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What are pimple like bumps under genital hair?

What are pimple like bumps under genital hair?

Genital pimples?: Although we can have "pimples" on any body part, they are usually tender or annoying. The bumps at the bases of hair follicles on the scrotum or vaginal skin are most often only visible glands or small collections of glandular material. They are completely normal. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like, hard to touch bump near my genitals. It popped and discharged white/yellow fluid followed by blood. What could this be?

I have a pimple like, hard to touch bump near my genitals. It popped and discharged white/yellow fluid followed by blood. What could this be?

Probably a cyst.: A cyst is like a basketball full of material. It may fill up again and if it does go to a surgeon and he can scoop it out completely so that it will not fill up again. ...Read more

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I had a bump that looked like a pimple in my inner thigh, three inches down from my genitals. It is now flat, red and with white bumps/ dry skin?

I had a bump that looked like a pimple in my inner thigh, three inches down from my genitals. It is now flat, red and with white bumps/ dry skin?

Not dry skin: This could be an isoltea form of hydra densities, bacterial infection or a form of herpes. Best to visit a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have noticed small pimple bumps around/on my genitals. It is embarrassing and would rather not have to face a doctor if it is something I can fix.

I have noticed small pimple bumps around/on my genitals. It is embarrassing and would rather not have to face a doctor if it is something I can fix.

Hard to say w/o pic: Could be related to folliculitis, molluscum contagiosum, or viral warts. You'd need to be evaluated for any of these conditions by a physician. Don't worry about embarassment, we do this all day everyday! ...Read more

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