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Doctor insights on: Stinging In Pubic Hair

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I have a pea sized bump under my skin in pubic hair area and its stings a little with a little discomfort is this cause by a ingrown hair?

I have a pea sized bump under my skin in pubic hair area and its stings a little with a little discomfort is this cause by a ingrown hair?

Yes: These bumps in hairy areas are generaly due to ingrowing hair. If it is persistent it may be a sebaceous cyst-a harmless condition. ...Read more

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I was trimming my pubic hair right now & I accidently cut the lip & a little piece is hanging off & its bleeding. I have an appointment today for physical. What should I do? It only stings

I was trimming my pubic hair right now & I accidently cut the lip & a little piece is hanging off & its bleeding. I have an appointment today for physical. What should I do? It only stings

See your doctor: Put pressure to stop the bleeding. See your doctor to assess the wound and determine what needs to be done. If you are not up to date with tetanus then get a tetanus shot. I don't think you will get tetanus but it is always good practice to determine if you need the vaccine in case you get another wound in the future that has a potential for tetanus. ...Read more

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Why do we have pubic hair?

Why do we have pubic hair?

Not clear: Some think the hair increases the surface area to transmit pheromones for sexual allure. Others see it as a means for lessening friction during sexual activity. Many simply shave it off or at least lessen it for beauty sake. There is no definitive answer. ...Read more

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Why do humans have pubic hair?

Why do humans have pubic hair?

Pubic hair: It is believed that the functions of pubic hair include the dissemination of pheromones and protection from the friction of sexual intercourse. Natural selection may also have sustained it because it can show a potential sexual partner that the other person is sexually mature and can reproduce. ...Read more

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How should I trim my pubic hair?

How should I trim my pubic hair?

Very carefully: Personal preference with pubic hair "trimming." generally best to shave after the bath/shower when your pores oare open form the warm water temperature. Find a shaving ceam that is best for sensitive areas, and be careful. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of pubic hair?

What is the benefit of pubic hair?

Germ protection: The coarse texture is meant to trap dirt and bacteria, and keep it out of inner genitalia. It has also been said that pubic hair forms an air pocket to keep the area cool. Another purpose of pubic hair is to give off pheromones, which are supposed to help attract a mate. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of pubic hair?

What is the purpose of pubic hair?

Maturity: Pubic hair is an outward sign of sexual maturity. Different stages of sexual maturity are displayed during puberty; these are referred to as tanner stages. ...Read more

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Am I suppose to shave my pubic hair?

Grooming: Grooming questions are out of bounds at the doctor's office. One does not go to the doctor for grooming tips. This is a medical site. Grooming has nothing to do with health or medical conditions. Grooming is a personal choice not a disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I shaved my pubic hair?

Allow: The hair to grow back if you wish you had not shaved. ...Read more

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What are the medical benefits of pubic hair?

What are the medical benefits of pubic hair?

Germ protection: The coarse texture is meant to trap dirt and bacteria, and keep it out of inner genitalia. It has also been said that pubic hair forms an air pocket to keep the area cool. Another purpose of pubic hair is to give off pheromones, which are supposed to help attract a mate. ...Read more

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What causes your pubic hair to change colour?

Maturity or sun: All hair tends to become white or grey with advancing years in most people. Blond or light colored hair lightens when exposed to strong sunlight ; pubic hair is no different if you are a nudist. ...Read more

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What is the evolutionary purpose of pubic hair?

What is the evolutionary purpose of pubic hair?

Pubic hair: It is believed that the functions of pubic hair include the dissemination of pheromones and protection from the friction of sexual intercourse. Natural selection may also have sustained it because it can show a potential sexual partner that the other person is sexually mature and can reproduce. ...Read more

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What are benefits of having pubic hair for women?

What are benefits of having pubic hair for women?

Skin protection: Pubic hair is a sign of maturity and womanhood. Be careful if you decide to permanently remove your hair because it is sexually attractive to pedophiles and men who want woman that do not look like normal healthy woman. It is also a way to alert yourself that you may have obsessive compulsive traits and that is mentally unhealthy when you constantly think you are not clean. ...Read more

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What is the point of pubic hair. Why do we have it? I'm just intriqued

What is the point of pubic hair. Why do we have it? I'm just intriqued

Why questions: There are often no answers to the "why" questions in medicine or nature. None of us here had a hand in designing the human body. Your question is on of those questions with no answer. ...Read more

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Can I self wax pubic hair?

Can I self wax pubic hair?

You can but but care: Bikini wax needs to be done professionally
but you can wax yourself but have to be careful as the area is rather sensitive, and there may be some discomfort but you can do it and take a warm shower after waxing. ...Read more

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Do we need to shave pubic hair?

Do we need to shave pubic hair?

No: Shaving/waxing pubic hair is a cultural fad currently in vogue. There is no medical need to do it. Can cause discomfort/itching as hair grows back; can cause ingrown hairs, which can become infected. ...Read more

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How to shave pubic hair (male)?

How to shave pubic hair (male)?

Shaving: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Can I use nair on my pubic hair?

Can I use nair on my pubic hair?

Maybe: Some people are more sensitive to these products than other people. Try using it in a small area first. If you get no irritation or burning then try a larger area. Avoid areas that have thin skin such as the scrotum or labial area of the vagina. ...Read more

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Can I use veet to shave my pubic hair?

VEET: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Do straight men shave their pubic hair?

Do straight men shave their pubic hair?

Shaving: . The most common body areas depilated are the underarms, legs, pubic area, eyebrows and face for females; and the face, abdomen, back, chest, groin and legs for males. Shaving is the most common method used for the underarms, legs and pubic area. ...Read more

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What can I do for an infected pubic hair?

What can I do for an infected pubic hair?

Warm compresses: Use a warm compress: a small towel with warm water -- or even handier, a tea bag compress. ...Read more

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What does pubic hair turning white mean?

What does pubic hair turning white mean?

White Pubic Hair: Graying of hairs is a natural symptom of ageing. When you grow older, not only will the hair on your head begin to grow white but the hair on other parts of your body will also turn white. You will see the hair on your arms and legs begin to gray, and eventually, your armpits and the hair in your pubic area will also begin to gray. A medical cause can be vitiligo if your skin turns white. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have no pubic hair at 16?

Is it normal to have no pubic hair at 16?

Sometimes: If you are developed in all other sex traits I would wait. If you are not then you need to be tested. ...Read more

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Self-waxing pubic hair - is it hard to do?

Self-waxing pubic hair - is it hard to do?

No: Self waxing can be done. It just takes some discipline and you just need you need to be able to tolerate the discomfort of doing the procedure yourself. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pubic hair at age 11?

Is it normal to have pubic hair at age 11?

Early puberty: Puberty seems to be occurring earlier than in the past. Some children develop body odor in elementary school and it is not uncommon to see some pubic hair at 11. Monitor closely for rapid progression. If this occurs, consult your pediatrician to see if intervention is warranted. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to shave your pubic hair?

Is it a good idea to shave your pubic hair?

Not in public!: If you have run out of things to do and are careful with a razor I do not see any prohibition. However, it can get itchy as the hair regrows. ...Read more

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Are eyebrows and pubic hair the same color?

Are eyebrows and pubic hair the same color?

Generally same: In younger persons, the eyebrows and pubic hairs are the same color. With age, and differential greying, they may not be the same for a while. ...Read more

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How do I remove my pubic hair without waxing?

How do I remove my pubic hair without waxing?

REMOVING PUBIC HAIR: BEST WAY IS TO SHAVE IT!
OR HAVE A BARBER DO THE JOB.
SAFER, IN MY IPINION. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has pubic hair. Is this normal?

My 9 month old has pubic hair. Is this normal?

Yes & no: All infants have hair over most body surfaces that should be very thin & short. They are called velus hair. So hair in the area is expected. If it is thick & dark it should be evaluated by his/her doc. ...Read more

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At what age do girls start growing pubic hair?

At what age do girls start growing pubic hair?

Puberty: Once a girl is making hormones in order to menstruate, then the process is set in order for hair to begin to grow. This will usually occur around 11-12 years of age but may be a bit earlier or a bit later. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about shaving pubic hair (male)?

Avoid the penis.: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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What is the link between estrogen and pubic hair?

What is the link between estrogen and pubic hair?

Pubic hair: Both women and men have pubic hair
- estrogen related in women
- testosterone related in men

This is a strange question to ask at age 51. Is there something more you could report or ask? ...Read more

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Will my pubic hair grow back if it was burnt off?

Will my pubic hair grow back if it was burnt off?

Depends: If you were in a fire you may have extensive scar tissue and disfigurement. In that circumstance it is unlikely it will grow back. If the follicles are still in place than the hair will probably grow back. ...Read more