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A few weeks ago a pimple like bright red bump appeared on the trunk of my body , left side near my breast sort of on my rib, it left a dark flat lump?

A few weeks ago a pimple like bright red bump appeared on the trunk of my body , left side near my breast sort of on my rib, it left a dark flat lump?

Residual scar: Good day, thank you for your question! It sounds like this might be a residual scar left behind from the pimple. Either way it would be prudent to see your PCP. All the best! ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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Small pimple-like bump on vaginal area. What could this be?

Small pimple-like bump on vaginal area. What could this be?

This could be a: pimple, but it also could be a cyst, infected or uninfected. It could also be a genital wart. I would advise having it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have about 25 red pimple bumps in one area at my lower abdemon that hurts like it is hot, help?

I have about 25 red pimple bumps in one area at my lower abdemon that hurts like it is hot, help?

See your doctor: This could be numerous different things including anything ranging from a fungal infection to an allergy to a belt buckle. The treatment will vary greatly depending on the appearance of the lesions. ...Read more

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I have these hard bumps under my facial skin, pimple like that appear and re-appear in the same area. They are not like my usual pimples tgh?

I have these hard bumps under my facial skin, pimple like that appear and re-appear in the same area. They are not like my usual pimples tgh?

Cystic acne + others: Age makes a difference. Presuming you are in teens or early 20's, the most likely cause is cystic acne. These are deep acne lesions that must not be squeezed and often cause scarring--must see dermatologist. Other possibilities are angioedema (caused by an allergen, a food, a medication), bug bite, sebaceous cysts (ice, us. Resolve) small abscess (red, hot, tender--need antibiotic &/or drainage. ...Read more

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I have small like pimple bumps in my pubic area that are filled with a hard white puss what is this?

I have small like pimple bumps in my pubic area that are filled with a hard white puss what is this?

Many possibles: Most likely these are hair follicles. Have they always been there, or is it something new? Have your doctor look at them if you're worried, or if they spread or hurt. ...Read more

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I had a bump sort of pimple like on my private area. Not inside but on the outside it went away and now i have another one and other symptoms?

I had a bump sort of pimple like on my private area. Not inside but on the outside it went away and now i have another one and other symptoms?

Depends: the outside of your "private parts" has both thick and fine hairs. These can get blackheads and white heads like elsewhere on your body. This is most common in your teens. It is more common if you remove the hair. Its not more dangerous than a pimple. That said, i wonder what the other symptoms are? Is there is a whole patch of little bumps? Swollen glands? Need a little more informatio ...Read more

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I got these white pimple-like bumps after shaving my pubic area. It was my first time. It's really itchy. Not sure f i did it right. What can i do? :(

I got these white pimple-like bumps after shaving my pubic area. It was my first time. It's really itchy. Not sure f i did it right. What can i do? :(

Folliculitis: This probably represents an irritation/infection of the hair follicles. You can use an antibacterial soap and make sure you are using a clean razor to avoid this in the future. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I am having these bumps come up on my thigh area almost like a boil or pimple and the seem to spread here and there?

I am having these bumps come up on my thigh area almost like a boil or pimple and the seem to spread here and there?

Skin/skin infection: Certainly, if the abscess is draining pus, then an infection can spread from skin to skin contact between the thighs. For example, abscess drainage from a MRSA wound infection can spread quickly. The important thing is to avoid skin to skin contact, good hand washing , and observing excellent hygiene.S. ...Read more