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Small puss like pimples in genital area and stomach. Not herpes. Non itchy. Does not pop, some do but blood?

Small puss like pimples in genital area and stomach. Not herpes. Non itchy. Does not pop, some do but blood?

Genital bumps: Genital bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without an exam. If the bumps are on the lower abdomen and pubic area, they could be infected hair follicles. STDs usually don't involve the skin of the stomach area. Consider a HealthTap Concierge visit for more personal evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you get pimples on your genital area?

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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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 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 am experiencing pimples, genital lump (penis or scrotum) and genital sores. I think it's just an ingrown hair.?

I am experiencing pimples, genital lump (penis or scrotum) and genital sores. I think it's just an ingrown hair.?

Folliculitis?: If the problem is limited to hair bearing areas (e.g. the pubic area, scrotum, etc), then probably you have folliculitis (infection of hair follicles, maybe ingrown hairs), especially if you have been shaving the area. If so, stop shaving, keep the area clean and dry, and see what happens. See a doctor if severe (painful, spreading redness, etc), or if no better in a few days. ...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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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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I have one pimple/wart on my genital and I was wondering how to get rid of it? I'm a virgin so it can't be an STD and I've had this for a long time. I

I have one pimple/wart on my genital and I was wondering how to get rid of it? I'm a virgin so it can't be an STD and I've had this for a long time. I

See a physician: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Let a physician evaluate the lesion and they will consider the best option. Sometimes you can freeze it off or cut it off.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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Do genital pimples form in clusters?

Do genital pimples form in clusters?

I would get this: Checked out to see if this is actually a herpes simplex type ii infection. ...Read more

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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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I've been tested for STDs and came back negative but found a pimple like spot on my genital. What could it be?

I've been tested for STDs and came back negative but found a pimple like spot on my genital. What could it be?

A pimple: Not all bumps are stds. Sometimes a pimple is just a pimple. An ingrown hair or infected hair follicle is another possibility. The only way to know for sure though is to be examined by your obgyn or primary care provider. Many times we can tell just by looking and help put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Can you pop a genital herpes pimple?

Can you pop a genital herpes pimple?

Very bad idea.: It is teaming with herpes simplex virus which you will release if you pop a lesion. ...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 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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Pimple size scaby rash doesn't come in clusters just single lasts 2 weeks clears up then another one appears not near genitals also a bit of nausea?

Pimple size scaby rash doesn't come in clusters just single lasts 2 weeks clears up then another one appears not near genitals also a bit of nausea?

Have someone look: Make appointment with your primary care provider to take a look at the recurrent lesion. Depending on the appearance and location, he/she will take your medical history and then discuss proper management options. ...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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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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Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Often, yes: But it is more like a burn than a pimple. The characteristic Herpes lesion is a small blister that is fragile and easily ruptures. This exposes the underlying layer of very sensitive skin, which is why it can be very painful. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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