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There is pea sized lump on outer vagina within pubic hair area, is purply red in colour and not sore with no redness surrounding it. Should I be worri?

There is pea sized lump on outer vagina within pubic hair area, is purply red in colour and not sore with no redness surrounding it. Should I be worri?

Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running the area under hot water and soap as often as it is convenient should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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About 2-3 weeks after shaving, I have red sores on my pelvic/pubic area and my groin is itchy and sore. What should I do?

About 2-3 weeks after shaving, I have red sores on my pelvic/pubic area and my groin is itchy and sore. What should I do?

Could be: Enlarged inflamed lymph nodes in the groin area due to infection that developed after shaving . Pls see your dr for complete evaluation, and proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Got a bite 2 weeks ago in pubic area between legs. The area is still sore, dark red/burgundy and bleeding. How do I treat this so it goes away?

Got a bite 2 weeks ago in pubic area between legs. The area is still sore, dark red/burgundy and bleeding. How do I treat this so it goes away?

Bite: is it human or of an insect if human you need an urgent eval and also if bleeding you should be checked by an MD you may need antibiotics and a tetanus shot so get to a health professional asap ...Read more

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I have a red lump in the pubic area, it is quite firm and sore to touch and about the size of a fingertip, is it something I need to worry about?

I have a red lump in the pubic area, it is quite firm and sore to touch and about the size of a fingertip, is it something I need to worry about?

Infection: This could be an infected hair follicle if it's reddened and tender. Apply warm compresses and if it doesn't quiet down, drain or recede,have an examination by a physician as it may need to be drained especially if it enlarges. ...Read more

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I recently shaved my pubes for the first time and now 2 hard red lumps have formed at the top of my pubic area. They are sore to touch. What is it?

I recently shaved my pubes for the first time and now 2 hard red lumps have formed at the top of my pubic area. They are sore to touch. What is it?

Local inflammation: There are lot of microbes on our skin that can enter our local skin - when you shave, you are causing some small damage to local skin where bacteria can get in and cause local infection. I would recommend that avoiding shaving skin would be a good idea. Applying local antibiotic cream such as Bacitracin may help. If they do continue to enlarge, I would recommend seeing your provider. ...Read more

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Hello, I recently have shaved my bikini area and now have red bumps in between the hairs that I shaved, the do not itch or burn and they are not sore, is there a chance they are an std or are stds more in the vaginal area and not in the pubic area?

Hello, I recently have shaved my bikini area and now have red bumps in between the hairs that I shaved, the do not itch or burn and they are not sore, is there a chance they are an std or are stds more in the vaginal area and not in the pubic area?

STD unlikely : Ingrown hairs are common in the pubic area, created by shaving or the friction from underwear. They can appear as pimple like bumps. Applying warm compresses and washing twice daily with a warm soapy washcloth should help the site drain and heal faster. See your doctor if symptoms do not improve with these measures. Simple inflammation of the follicles may also be the issue. ...Read more