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Pubic Wart Or Ingrown Hair
I am not sure whether or not to think that I have the genital warts strain of hpv. I shave my pubic hair and get ingrown hairs. Should I be concerned?
Appearance: An ingrown hair will typically be a hard, sometimes red bump that seems to be under the skin more than above it, while warts are more likely to be raised up, dry, bumpy and flesh colored. Since genital warts require treatment and are contagious, a gynecologist should make the distinction for you. ...Read more
I had something that appeared to be an ingrown hair on my foot squeezed it but a few days later it became a wart like growth what could it be?
Watch and See.: It could most certainly be a wart like growth. There are many different types of these growths and most of them are completely harmless. If there is a concern, it is better to have it visually evaluated. ...Read more
Genital warts: Often times the diagnosis of genital warts can be made by simple visual inspection. Lesions are usually fleshy colored, flat or more wart like (think of cauliflower). An ingrown hair usually has a fairly obious dark area within a small fleshy skin bump. If the diagnosis is not clear, sometimes a biopsy is needed. ...Read more
1 wart on labia majora formed years ago (when I was a virgin). Looks like ingrown hair I had a few years back. It doesn't hurt. Is it genital warts?
Can a wart on my finger being treated with medication transfer to my outer vagina via an ingrown hair?
I'm scared I think I have an HPV virus I had anal sex two years ago 12 times same person, but I also think the bumps I have are ingrown hairs, not warts?
HPV vs folliculitis: Ingrown hairs should have some fluid, pus or material inside the little bumps. Bumps should all be about the same size and centered on a hair. Shaving is a common cause. Warts are different. They have a velvety surface and come in different sizes and shapes. They are solid - there is nothing inside them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Med eval: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more
Medical assessment: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more
I have 2 black sores in my pubic area that are not elevated. Is it ingrown hair? (non sexually active)
Black sores,: If they are not caused by trauma, should be investigated by pcp or drematologist. ...Read more
A couple of months ago I got a purplish spot on my pubic area after shaving. I thought it was an ingrown hair, but it is still there. What is it?
See a doctor: Should see a doctor in person to check it out. ...Read more
See a doctor: Without the ability to examine this cannot possibly diagnose you over the internet. ...Read more
Ok so I don't shave down there ever but have like I think ingrown hair above pubic hair left side its purple tender to touch hurts bad plz advise!!
Warm compress: You may have an ingrown hair or "folliculitis'. It may help to warm a wet cloth and press it against the area to improve blood flow and assist your body in fighting an infection. Sometimes, an ingrown hair will go away on its own, other times, antibiotics are needed. See a doctor if the lesion doesn't go way or increases in size. ...Read more
I have a large bump on my lower pubic area right above where my penis starts. I thought it might be an ingrown hair, but I haven't shaved in months.
Still possible: It is possible that you have a cyst or an abscess from an ingrown hair or a sweat gland. It is possible to develop a clogged skin poor, hair follicle, sweat gland without an infection. It will form a nodule that could possibly become infected later. If it bothers you, see your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more
I have had a laparoscopy and where the scar is (on my pubic area) there is an ingrown hair right under a few layers of skin how do I remove the hair?
Like a splinter: The trick is to get a pair of fine tweezers, good lighting and glasses (if you need them). Take a sharp needle and fine tweezers and clean them, also soak in rubbing alcohol. Dry and place on clean towel, wash the skin area and swab over with rubbing alcohol. Pick the skin over the hair with the needle until the skin is broken then use the tweezers to grab hold of the hair and pull out. ...Read more
Heat: Ingrown hairs usually respond to heat compresses. Put a warm washcloth or hand towel on this area at least three or four times a day and that should help bring the infection to a head and the body to fight off the infection. ...Read more