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Popped pimple on groin with lots of blood. Now, feels like hard, painless round ball under pimple on groin. What could it be? Treatments? Leave alone?

Popped pimple on groin with lots of blood. Now, feels like hard, painless round ball under pimple on groin. What could it be? Treatments? Leave alone?

How long?: How long since you squeezed it? If large and tender, see a DR. Probably it will heal within a month if you stop squeezing. If it shows puss, it will heal faster if a DR drains it. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Would like to know if it's HIV. Pimple between groin and thigh.Pimple like formation which grew big slightly away from arm pit. Stool not going fully.

Would like to know if it's HIV. Pimple between groin and thigh.Pimple like formation which grew big slightly away from arm pit. Stool not going fully.

Unlikely but: This is not typical of HIV but likely from another kind of infection. See your doctor. It is always a good idea to get tested for HIV if you participate in unprotected sex and perhaps this is a good time for you to consider safe sex practice. ...Read more

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Have HSV 1. Past week saw cut outside vagina and now I have a pimple on groin like white head. Is this a new herpes infection. I am married????....

Have HSV 1.  Past week saw cut outside vagina and now I have a pimple on groin like white head.  Is this a new herpes infection.  I am married????....

Herpes simplex: It does not sound as if you have a herpetic eruption on your genitalia, but does sound as if you should be seen by a doctor and have this diagnosed and treated appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Small pimple on groin for 4 days...grew and became painful and very red...on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) now in case it's staph...is it rare to spread to blood.scared?

Small pimple on groin for 4 days...grew and became painful and very red...on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) now in case it's staph...is it rare to spread to blood.scared?

MRSA: It sounds as if you are being treated for furunculosis caused by a strain (USA 300) of Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to methicillin (MRSA), and this is quite appropriate. It would be unusual to see this become a bloodstream infection, although nothing is impossible. ...Read more

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Pimple near my groin area turned a light shade of grey.popped it a lot of blood came out. hurt a lot and pimple got bigger. what can i do to treat it?

See a doc to treat: This is called an abscess. The "definitive" treatment is to get it cut open and drained. They call that an "I and D" (incision and drainage). The doctor might also prescribe antibiotics. In the meanwhile you should do hot soaks on the area. However, you really need to go to your doctor for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I have several small pimples on my groin area? I'm a 16 year old female.

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I have several small pimples on my groin area? I'm a 16 year old female.

Hair bumps: not to shave for few days and use warn soak or compress, then apply some moisturizer will help ...Read more

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I popped a pimple in my groin area about 1 1/2 inchs above of my penis. Blood came out is this herpes?

I popped a pimple in my groin area about 1 1/2 inchs above of my penis. Blood came out is this herpes?

See your Dr.: Without examining you, it is impossible to tell you the cause. There are many possibilities, including viral and bacterial infections. The Dr. can examine it, possibly run some tests, and tell you the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a really large pimple between my groin and my thigh, I've never had sex before and i'm getting nervous because its been there for a few weeks?

I have a really large pimple between my groin and my thigh, I've never had sex before and i'm getting nervous because its been there for a few weeks?

Exam needed: A simple pimple should have resolved by now. This could be a wen or other cystic mass as well as an enlarged lymph gland or abcess. See your physician and have it evaluated. He/she will order any appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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What used to be a bump or pimple in my groin is now like a crater. Should i be worried?

What used to be a bump or pimple in my groin is now like a crater. Should i be worried?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I had this pimple in my groin 4 months & it never seems to disappear although it sometimes festers. Now I have another one next to it, they look long?

Groin infx/abscess?: Sounds like it may be a groin abscess or possible folliculitits. Certainly a possible infection may be there causing your issues that periodic arise in the groin. See the Dr. when they are present, and get the proper diagnosis as the best treatment would follow. Sometimes cystic abscesses need to be !&D'd/excised or they will continue to return as long as their "core" remains. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have small (tip of pencil size) red pimples on my groin, thighs, face, and legs. My testicles are also red and itchy. Can this be herpes or what?

I have small (tip of pencil size) red pimples on my groin, thighs, face, and legs. My testicles are also red and itchy. Can this be herpes or what?

Not likely : Usually herpes lesions are not itchy and do not fit your description this could be urteceria or scabies i advice seeking a consult with a skin doctor. ...Read more

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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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What causes pimples, or boils in groin?

What causes pimples, or boils in groin?

Often bacteria: The groin is a common place to get boils or "pimple like" lesions. Naturally occuring bacteria like staph is on our skin, and sometimes shaving, or small infected hair follicles can get inflamed and irritated causing boils, absceses, or pimple like lesions. You should see a dr. And get an exam and proper treatment, good luck. ...Read more

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I am 35 week pregnant,noticed small pimple like appearance in groin as well as pubic areas,no itching but irritating.how can I get rid off?

I am 35 week pregnant,noticed small pimple like appearance in groin as well as pubic areas,no itching but irritating.how can I get rid off?

Hair follicle: Sounds like you have an infected hair follicle. Try some neosporin ointment and keep the area clean until your OB can look at it and confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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