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Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Maybe: More likely this is a sebaceous cyst. These are not infected but can be removed if unsightly. Get checked out to be sure. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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How do you tell your parents you have a red bump on your penis like a cyst or ingrown hair, nervous on how to tell them. By the way I have not had sex?

How do you tell your parents you have a red bump on your penis like a cyst or ingrown hair, nervous on how to tell them. By the way I have not had sex?

See your doctor: Since you have not had sex, you don't have any worry about STD causing the bump, so you don't have to be embarrassed to ask what could cause this. Are you worried that your parents would over react? Just assure them that you have not had sex, and to take you to the doctor so you can learn what it is and what can be done to treat it. Telling the truth works most of the time :) ...Read more

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I have a red circle with what looks like a cyst in the center &sometimes has a black head. It on my vagina.I think ingrown hair.been there for 5 days?

I have a red circle with what looks like a cyst in the center &sometimes has a black head. It on my vagina.I think ingrown hair.been there for 5 days?

Sounds like it: If this is around a hair follicle it is called folliculitis. It will respond to drainage but may require an antibiotic to treat. If it worsens, see your doctor as these can sometimes progress to a full blown abscess. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin near my vagina. It isnt painful but im scared. What is it? Is it a cyst, cancer, or ingrown hair.

I have a lump under my skin near my vagina. It isnt painful but im scared. What is it? Is it a cyst, cancer, or ingrown hair.

Get examined: You need to see a GYN MD tp visually assess the lump in real time and be able to tell you what it is and what needs to be done about it, if anything. ...Read more

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Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?

Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?

Throw away Fucidin: This should not be used this way. It will NOT relieve pain. You are not describing a condition which calls for any antibiotic. If you can squeeze out the contents os this cyst, GO AHEAD. When you empty it of sebum and pus it will heal better and feel better.If you have significant distress, a DR can drain it for you. Sometimes cortisone is injected into these to shrink them. ...Read more

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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more