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Could exercising with a waist trainer cause a swollen mons pubis? And if so how can it be reduced or treated?

Could exercising with a waist trainer cause a swollen mons pubis? And if so how can it be reduced or treated?

The big squeeze...: If swelling began after using the trainer, and wasn't there before using the trainer, then there is a high probability that the restricting effect of the trainer is the culprit. Depending on what tissue was strained, it could take days to weeks for resolution, providing no further irritation occurs. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Hi, I have a painful, swollen lump on my mons pubis. It is painful, hard and dosent seem to move. Any idea what this could be? Thanks

Hi, I have a painful, swollen lump on my mons pubis. It is painful, hard and dosent seem to move. Any idea what this could be? Thanks

Abscess?: An abscess can cause local swelling, hardness, and pain. It is sometimes accompanied by skin redness and/or fever, but not always. Please see a doctor in person for evaluation; if you have an abscess it may need to be drained (a simple office procedure), and/or require antibiotics. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swollen tender lymph node located just above left groin adjacent to left of mons pubis?

Swollen tender lymph node located just above left groin adjacent to left of mons pubis?

Needs to be examined: Given your description, likely to be inflamed/infected structure in your groin area or below, but better be seen, in the interim use warm compresses and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

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Way to shrink mons pubis thin female w/o surgery? Its embarrassing and I exercise please help!! Any special exercises? Or something?

Way to shrink mons pubis thin female w/o surgery? Its embarrassing and I exercise please help!! Any special exercises? Or something?

Puffy mons pubis?: Unfortunately, the mons pubis is made up of fat and hair follicles that can be "puffy" even in thin women. There are not any specific exercises that reduce this area however, general fluid and weight reduction can make this area less prominent with exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can reduce a large mons pubis?

Can you tell me how I can reduce a large mons pubis?

Weight loss: In the setting of prominence of the mons pubis, there is really nothing that you can do to reduce its size. It is an area where most of what is under the skin are fat cells. Weight loss and exercise will almost certainly help. ...Read more

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My mons pubis is very red dry and itchy. How can I treat this?

My mons pubis is very red dry and itchy. How can I treat this?

Diagnosis: The first step is to determine the diagnosis. Yeast, staph and hair follicle infections are common causes of infections in this area. Schedule a visit for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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I have little itchy hard bumps on my mons pubis area? What is it?

I have little itchy hard bumps on my mons pubis area? What is it?

Mons bumps: May be folliculitis, infection of hair follicle, very common especially if shave. Would follow with doctor/ urgent care.They can give topical antibiotics (sometimes bacitracin) that may hepl, sometimes you need oral antibiotics as well. Wash well 2 x a day. See a doctor this week. ...Read more

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I accidentally cut the mons pubis area of the vagina what should I do?

I accidentally cut the mons pubis area of the vagina what should I do?

Local wound care: Wash the area with a mild soap and water twice daily, and watch closely for signs of infection (increased redness, pain, swelling and drainage). ...Read more

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Hard painful lump on mons pubis. I'm only 17. could it be from shaving?

Possibly, yes: If you inadvertently nicked the skin when shaving and bacteria entered into the hair follicle, an infection could have occurred causing the "lump" Have a MD check the area if it persists. ...Read more

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I hava a soft movable lump on left side of mons pubis. No pain. What could this be?

I hava a soft movable lump on left side of mons pubis. No pain. What could this be?

Medical review: That can be a cyst arising from any of the structures in the area including the skin, labia, clitoris or urethra, medical review is required for accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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I have a little bump on my mons pubis that is filled with pus and my mons pubis itch so bad for a while now. Help me.

I have a little bump on my mons pubis that is filled with pus and my mons pubis itch so bad for a while now. Help me.

The only help I: Can give you is this advice: Anything that's filled with pus and/or causes that much itching in the mons pubis, requires medical attention. I wish you the best. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have this EXTREMELY painful bump on my mons pubis, it's the color of my skin, I and it started hurting when touched yesterday

Possible STI: Painful bumps on the genitals most likely mean a sexually transmitted infection. It could be herpes, genital warts, or chancroid/bacterial infection. OTC analgesic, sitz bath might help, but exact treatment depends on causes of genital sores. Your doctor might prescribe antibiotics, topical steroids, or antivirals. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my Mons pubis. It comes and go away on it's on. It usually pops by itself, but when it does blood and a white substance comes out.

I have a cyst on my Mons pubis. It comes and go away on it's on. It usually pops by itself, but when it does blood and a white substance comes out.

Cyst/genital area: The genital areas in both male and female are invested with small glands which produce oily material, and also sweat glands. The canals which allow sweat or oily material to be produced occasionally get blocked, and the backup of fluid causes a cyst. These cysts are harmless but may become infected, in which case, consult a physician. ...Read more

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There is a bump on my mons pubis and has happened before. It is slightly darker than my skin and hurts with a little poke or slight rub. What should I?

Time to go...: A small recurrent tender spot might be an oil gland that's starting to get infected, or even the beginnings of something worse.
Probably the safest thing is to consult a dermatology practitioner.
Its also generally safe to kill off local skin cells etc by freezing...they sell kits to do this over the counter.
Or you could just watch and wait. And see your PCP if it continues. ...Read more

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Flesh colored, no raised nonitchy, flakes rash on mons pubis?

Flesh colored, no raised nonitchy, flakes rash on mons pubis?

Needs to be examined: The cause of rashes on genital area can vary, and becomes much easier with a quick exam of the area.
Pl call your doctor's office this week to clarify and get treated, as I do aged. Feel better. ...Read more

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My mons pubis feels a lot thicker and larger now. Why?

My mons pubis feels a lot thicker and larger now. Why?

Mons pubis: The mons pubis is susceptible to sebaceous cysts, swelling due to lymph accumulation, swelling due to surgery such as liposuction, skin tumors, and fat accumulation. With pregnancy swelling of the vulva and mons can occur. See your doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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Help please? I've got a large mons pubis. What can I do to fix this?

Help please? I've got a large mons pubis. What can I do to fix this?

Examination: You can schedule a visit with a plastic surgeon and have them evaluate you for surgical correction. Liposuction may be an option ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy mons pubis. How can I treat it at home?

I am experiencing itchy mons pubis. How can I treat it at home?

Hydrocortisone?: Try hydrocortisone cream for a few days to see if this helps. If not, you may need to consult your GYN or family doctor. ...Read more

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I have one small hard bump on my mons pubis area. How do I make it go away?

Exam: You must be examined and then treatment will be based on the diagnosis. Cannot be diagnosed online. Call for a GYN exam today. ...Read more

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Hello, That other day I felt a hard bump on the right side of my mons pubis...it didn't hurt or itch at all. What could it be?

Hello, That other day I felt a hard bump on the right side of my mons pubis...it didn't hurt or itch at all. What could it be?

Many things: There are many things that can create a painless bump in the mons pubis or vulva. An inclusion cyst or blocked hair follicle can cause a painful or nonpainful bump. A wart from n HPV infection of another viral infection, molluscum contagiosum, can be present and create nonpainful bumps. Syphilis, too, may create such lesions though they are usually short lived. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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I have a large mons pubis and I really wanna loose the fat around there, is there anything I can do for excercise? I don't want to get surgery

I have a large mons pubis and I really wanna loose the fat around there, is there anything I can do for excercise? I don't want to get surgery

Weight loss benefits: Diet, weight loss, exercise and time can get results for you. The fat pad over the mons pubis can be quite large, so be patient. As you lose weight and tone all your muscles this fat pad will respond, however it might not respond first or as fast as other areas. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bumps on Mons pubis. Latest one is from shaving and it's painful but feels like it needs to pop. Help? Also have "older" bumps that don't go away

Ingrown hair: Some times shaving will irritate the skin, and make you susceptible to infection of the hair follicle. After a follicle gets infected, it can lead to scarring and permanent bumps. For this bump that feels like it needs to pop, you may be right. Soak in a hot bath to help soften the skin, or use warm wash cloths as a compress and soften the skin. Stay clean and dry. Avoid lotions or creams. ...Read more