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I have a lump on my perineum that is swollen and has a whitehead and is sore, this has happened before but it went away. Any idea what it is?

I have a lump on my perineum that is swollen and has a whitehead and is sore, this has happened before but it went away. Any idea what it is?

Possible Abscess: Its difficult to say exactly what it is without an exam, but possibilities include either a perianal abscess or something called hidradenitis suppurativa where an infection develops around a hair follicle. You should consult with a dermatologist for the best treatment if it continues to bother your worsen. ...Read more

Perineum (Definition)

Ther perineum is the area between the anus and the scrotum in men and the vulva in women. It generally refers to the surface anatomy, from the pubic symphysis to the coccyx. Perineal tears and episiotomy can occur in this region during childbirth. The anogenital distance is a measure of the distance between the anus and the base of the penis or vagina & used in the ...Read more


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Have a very painful lump that looks like a huge pimple on rt side of perineum?

Have a very painful lump that looks like a huge pimple on rt side of perineum?

Most likely you: Have an abscess of the perineum. Warm compresses to it or sitting in a warm bathtub will bring it to a head and drain it. You also need an antibiotic for it. See a Dr. And take ibuprofen for pain.. ...Read more

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I have a pimple inside my skin on my perineum, how do I get rid of it?

I have a pimple inside my skin on my perineum, how do I get rid of it?

Clearsil: Anti pimple medications can help like clearsil; if it works on a pimple on the face it will work on perineum. But if not improved you need to have this seen since other things can be associated with this. ...Read more

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Very small pimple on my perineum?? Not painful at all but it has a white head..

Very small pimple on my perineum?? Not painful at all but it has a white head..

Simple pimple: Your description suggests a "pimple", when it is opened, kept dry and clean, it should heal without a problem.
If not, see your GYN. ...Read more

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Sharp pain when bm and pimples around my anus. It hurts to sit and cut on perineum. What do I do?

Sharp pain when bm and pimples around my anus. It hurts to sit and cut on perineum. What do I do?

Herpes? See doc ASAP: This combination of symptoms -- painful "pimples around my anus", "cut on perineum", and painful defecation -- make me wonder whether you have newly acquired herpes, and also whether you acquired it through anal sex. Of course not possible if not recently sexually active and exposed. In any case, get care ASAP, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis amd most effective treatment. ...Read more

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Hav pimples on perineum, they are hard, can't pop and are pinpoint white heads. Got pap, clear. Hav bv tho. Given strong steroid cream, now increased.

Hav pimples on perineum, they are hard, can't pop and are pinpoint white heads. Got pap, clear. Hav bv tho. Given strong steroid cream, now increased.

Possible molluscum: Pimples that have a hard white core sound like molluscum, a viral infection similar to the wart virus. Steroids and scratching do tend to make them spread. They sometimes clear spontaneously, but may take months, and usually dermatologists remove with freezing, or chemical cautery. ...Read more

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Hello I have a pimple like thing under my tounge it won't pop, it is also slightly sore what is this?

Hello I have a pimple like thing under my tounge it won't pop, it is also slightly sore what is this?

Likely not pimple: This is likely a simple mucocoel, which develops when some mucus glands loose their outlet and mucus backs up in a cyst like structure. It may need to be opened/drained. See your dentist. ...Read more

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I have several sore "Pimple" like things in my left and right underarms. They had popped up within a night.?

I have several sore "Pimple" like things in my left and right underarms. They had popped up within a night.?

Axillary pimples: This is most likely from irritated skin as in a reaction to your soap or deodorant. If you shave that area it could cause this. Keep the area clean and avoid your deodorant for a few days to, see if helps.
If it worsens or continues it could be a bacterial infection which would need to be seen by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Is a HIV sore like a pimple?

Is a HIV sore like a pimple?

No: Hiv by itself does not cause sores. As the disease advances, it can increase incidence of other infections that may appear like this, but the presence of a pimple isn't a marker of hiv. ...Read more

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What causes a sore pimple like in your groin area?

What causes a sore pimple like in your groin area?

Possibilites: Infected hair follicle, abscess, cyst (if female - bartholin's cyst), depending on location (crease where leg & abd meet) - possibly lymph node. ...Read more

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I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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I have red pimple like thing around the head of my penes. I try to pop them but its extremely sore and won't pop.

I have red pimple like thing around the head of my penes. I try to pop them but its extremely sore and won't pop.

Leave Alone: If this just appeared, you are sexually active, and have never had in the past then have a doctor examine soon. Could be hsv and needs treatment. ...Read more

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Hello I have a pimple on my vaginal hood and I've recently popped it the other day but still sore an looks like might be coming back?

Hello I have a pimple on my vaginal hood and I've recently popped it the other day but still sore an looks like might be coming back?

Get tested: Bumps, blisters, growths and pimples on the genitals should be evaluated. Herpes can disguise itself so an examination by a pro is warranted. There are many other possible causes and an Obgyn can likely look at it and guide you in the right direction. Best not to pop it yourself ...Read more

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I have a reddish pimple-like sore on my labia majora. I was wondering what it is?

I have a reddish pimple-like sore on my labia majora. I was wondering what it is?

Likely a cyst: It is possible that you have a small sebaceous cyst. These usually are asymptomatic unless they become infected or become really large. Also bartholin's cyst can occur near the entrance of the vagina. Cysts usually occur from blocked ducts causing secretions to build up. Best thing to do is to see your doctor if it does not improve or resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a cold sore start out as a pimple?

Can a cold sore start out as a pimple?

Cold Sores: Cold sores can erupt spontaneously and after minor trauma, so yes a pimple could lead to a cold sore. Pimples are causes by bacteria, and cold sores are caused by a virus, so they are two different processes happening one after the other. ...Read more

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Pimple or cold sore? How to tell them apart

Pimple or cold sore? How to tell them apart

Pimple or cold sore: A cold sore is caused by herpes simplex virus and occurs in the same location repeatedly. It is often painful and starts as a a blister before crusting over. A pimple is a sometimes tender red bump that occurs in various areas where the hair follicle becomes blocked with oil (sebum) and bacteria forms. ...Read more

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Please help me! Is it a cold sore or a pimple?

Please help me! Is it a cold sore or a pimple?

Either/or: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). When open the blister ooze yellow fluid. Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. I think most of us know what a pimple is like. See your doctor if you want an accurate answer. ...Read more

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How to know it is really a cold sore or a weird pimple?

How to know it is really a cold sore or a weird pimple?

Cold sore: Usually occurs on mucosal surfaces like lips and inside mouth. Pimples and acne occur on skin that has sebaceous glands. ...Read more

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How can I confirm whether it is a pimple or a cold sore?

How can I confirm whether it is a pimple or a cold sore?

Some suggestions: By this time you should know what a pimple looks like. A true cold sore (herpes) has more of a blister look. Google it for pictures of a cold sore which is caused by a virus. Also see this website for more information:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
if you are still unsure, see your physician. ...Read more

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About 2 weeks ago I had what what I thought was a cold sore on the corner of my mout now it is a pimple that keeps pussing up even after I pop it.

About 2 weeks ago I had what what I thought was a cold sore on the corner of my mout now it is a pimple that keeps pussing up even after I pop it.

Sounds like: Bacterial contamination (infection) of a herpes virus (cold sore) infection. Suggest you use hot MOIST packs and soak. (stop "popping" it let it drain naturally by soaking it) You could try local antibacterial ointment bwteen soaks, however you may need oral antibiotics.
Consult your PCP or seek Health Tap Prime consultation with aphysician in YOUR locality (OH)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I fell ice, 4 days later I got a sore pimple type thing at the base of my tailbone its now spread & I have 4/5. Is it cause of the fall?

2 weeks ago I fell ice, 4 days later I got a sore pimple type thing at the base of my tailbone its now spread & I have 4/5. Is it cause of the fall?

Let me explian: Most likely not but take care them early before they cause more problems. Ask your doctor to take x-ray on the tail bone to see if it is broken.

Good luck. ...Read more

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I believe I had mastroid pain (swelling a little&soreness) for a week. Now the pain is gone. But under the masteoid there's a swollen pointy pimple/hump?

I believe I had mastroid pain (swelling a little&soreness) for a week. Now the pain is gone. But under the masteoid there's a swollen pointy pimple/hump?

You mean mastoid?: (if you mean infection of mastoid bone (mastoiditis), it is a serious infection, and needs to be treated by a doctor immediately, because the infection may spread to the membrane covering brain (meningitis) and to the brain itself. ...Read more

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Why are pimples so hard and sore?

Why are pimples so hard and sore?

Inflammation: Pimples are associated inflammation of the skin and hair follicles. The accumulated fluid, cells and extra blood cause pain, swelling, redness and hardness. The classical signs are calor, dolor, rubor and tumor (Tumor here is just swelling). Visit this site for information on inflammation.

http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/248423.php ...Read more

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I got a red bumb like a pimple it's sore to touch or scrach is there something I can put on it to clear it up?

I got a red bumb like a pimple it's sore to touch or scrach is there something I can put on it to clear it up?

Acne Bump?: There are several diagnoses one should consider with a bump on the face, including swollen acne cysts, and other forms of cysts which can occur there. One of the greatest assets possessed by your dermatologist is his or her eyes, and we always ask patients with questions like this to let us "lay an eyeball" on the cyst or spot. In short, you should really show this to your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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I have a slightly large pimple like sore on my back. It's not itchy but it is painful. Could it be from a spider bite?

I have a slightly large pimple like sore on my back. It's not itchy but it is painful. Could it be from a spider bite?

Unlikely: Most common lesion on the back as you described is a pimple or sebaceous cyst. Both of which are localized skin infections/inflammations. A spider bite could occur on back but is less likely. A spider bite could get infected or it could cause tissue necrosis as with the brown recluse spider bites. Best to have a doc look at it. ...Read more

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About a month ago I got a red sore like pimple on my thigh that has been tender to the touch. Todays it has red squiggly lines and is extremely painfu?

About a month ago I got a red sore like pimple on my thigh that has been tender to the touch. Todays it has red squiggly lines and is extremely painfu?

Boil or abscess: May have started as a plugged up pore leading to a pimple and then a larger cyst forming which can become infected and become a boil or abscess. It may need to be lanced and drained by a doctor, treated with oral antibiotics. Warm compresses, topical antibiotics can be used in the interim until you see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small pea size bump right near my rectum been there a few months but now it is sore and like a small pimple should I go to dr and whatkind dr?

I have a small pea size bump right near my rectum been there a few months but now it is sore and like a small pimple should I go to dr and whatkind dr?

Anal sores/bumps: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids ; rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple like sore on my labia majora. What could it be?

I have a red pimple like sore on my labia majora. What could it be?

Likely a cyst: It is possible that you have a small sebaceous cyst. These usually are asymptomatic unless they become infected or become really large. Also bartholin's cyst can occur near the entrance of the vagina. Cysts usually occur from blocked ducts causing secretions to build up. Best thing to do is to see your doctor if it does not improve or resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more