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Thought Ingrown Hair
I have a lump under my skin in my panty line area. About 2 months ago it appeared and I thought ingrown hair. Treated it as such. Not hurting anymore.
Lymph node: Or cyst. If it is resolved than do not worry. ...Read more
2 months ago I shaved my genital area and 2 bumps appeared. At first I thought ingrown hair but they're still there. They don't itch or hurt.?
Folliculitis: Can take a loner time to resolve. ...Read more
Painful bump between inner/outer labia, I just shaved so I thought ingrown hair, but this is the area w/o hair. Looks like whitehead. Never had sex.
What you described suggests a Bartholin cyst, due to blockage of the duct of gland normally present at the opening of the vagina. It is of no concern, unless it gets infected. Shaving your private parts is not a good idea and it makes you more likely to get infection.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Pea sized lump under skin in crease between right testicle & leg. Thought ingrown hair so pulled hairs on it, some pus came out maybe from hair not sure?
I've had what I thought was ingrown hair on leg, red around it size of quarter, a little warm and swollen, had since yesterday. Should I go to doctor?
I had a bump I thought was an ingrown hair on the outside of my vag and its starting to bed bigger and swollen. What could it be?
Had what I thought was an ingrown hair so I tried to pull it out with a needle, nothing there. Mild irrational when first. Start. 24 hrs skin hard dime sized and red/swollen. 48 hrs hard skin now half dollar sized. Hurts when bumped.
Maybe infected now: Messing with bumps like ingrown hairs can lead to infection at the site. Little bumps that have a "small hard ball" inside may also be acne bumps, which means open comedones (blackheads), small acne bumps (closed comedones), or small acne pustules (whiteheads). They could also be molluscum, which are caused by a virus. A doctor can check to see if antibiotics are needed to treat it. ...Read more
I have a spot on my leg that at first I thought was an ingrown hair. It gets itchy and when scratched can bleed. It has not grown.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
My ovaries were removed 2 years ago. I have an irratation that I thought was an ingrown hair on my scar, a week later I have a open hole. What is it?
I had what I thought was an ingrown hair on my chest and picked at it, that was a year an a half ago, it still scabs up, any idea? About once a week I pick at it and peel off a piece of skin, can't find hair or any puss in it, and it won't go away
Not: Not enough information for a diagnosis. Many possible causes. Recommend and examination by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I got what I thought was an ingrown hair, so I picked at it with tweezers. 5 months later there is a raised dark red bump (pimple-like) won't go away.
Painful smooth swollen bottom lip near what I thought was an ingrown hair. So big now I can barely drink and talk properly. What could this be?
See doctor: Pain often suggests the presence of an infection. If you have trouble drinking after the fluid has passed your lips, you need emergency care- rush to the ER-especially important if you have trouble breathing or a family history of throat swelling. ...Read more
Monday it Started out as a red bump on mons pubis that I thought was an ingrown hair so I popped it and a little clear stuff came out and now there's tiny red bumps all over that itch but don't have heads or anything but just itch. What could this be?
Herpes: See a MD to verify or not at an examination of this area. ...Read more
My boyfriend has three flap/pockets of skin holding black stuff, I thought it was an ingrown hair but the black stuff I got out and a hole remains?
Comedone: This is probably a comedone (blackhead) which is basically a skin pore clogged with dried oils. The hole usually means that the pore has been clogged for a long time. I would not advise squeezing this areas. ...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
Think I got spider bite 2 days ago. I thought it was an ingrown hair and picked at it. How do I know if it when to seek treatment?
If there is redness: If the area becomes more swollen, red or painful it is likely you have an infection and not just a spider bite. We often see patients in the ER with "spider bites" which turn out to be infections from hair, pimple or boil these often grow MRSA or resistant Staph infection so it is better to get it checked sooner rather than later if it is looking red or infected. Usually treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or ...Read more
At first I thought it was an ingrown hair or just a pimple from shaving in my public area, but now I have a cluster of puss like bumps.
Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more
I have a shiny bump on sde of penis. Thought it was an ingrown hair, as I shave that area, so I popped it. Its been 2 weeks, still hasn't healed.
Penis Lesion: This needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
I have stretch marks from childbirth and there is a purple and black, soft bump. I thought it was a ingrown hair but there is nothing in. It hurts to touch it
Sounds like vascular: Growth but I would see dermatologist to be sure ...Read more
I have a 'pimple' on my knee but it's mostly white and looks like there's fluid under it. I shave and thought it was an ingrown hair?
Cyst: This may represent an Epidermoid cyst. Follow with your PCP or dermatologist and they can remove it if it bothers you! ...Read more
I have a lump around my armpit. At first I thought it was an ingrown hair, but its really big to be an ingrown hair. Can it be something else?
Thought I had an ingrown hair on labia it seems to be getting worse is swollen looks like a grouping and really hurts if touched, could it be herpes?
It could be: Genital lesions must be visualized to determine the cause. What you describe sounds like an infection of some sort. Herpes is one possibility but there are others. Consider seeing an Obgyn or attaching an image in a virtual visit with a Healthtap in your state to narrow down the cause. ...Read more
There's a bump on my vagina and at first I thought it was an ingrown hair until I peeled of the dry skin and white puss came out?
Is there any redness/swelling or pain around the ingrown hair? White pus can be a sign of infection. I would recommend warm compresses. If you have redness/swelling/pain/fever or chills seek medical attention for antibiotics or drainage of the area. Also avoid shaving to prevent ingrown hairs.
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My girlfriend thought she had an ingrown hair on her vagina but when I looked it looked like a scrap or razor cut sacbbing up or something what is it?
Razor cut: Could be any of those things or other things. Only way to know is by an examination ...Read more
I have a small hard pimple looking bump on the lower part of my outer vagina lip. I shaved and thought it was an ingrown hair. Hard and painless?
Inclusion cyst: This may be similar to an ingrown hair and is likely an inclusion cyst. If this should grow, you may want to have it evaluate by your gyne or have it checked at your next exam ...Read more
I have a growth or lump on right side just above Adams apple. I thought it was an ingrown hair, but it hasn't gone away. No pain. Thyroid nodules?
Have it evaluated: Is the mass firm, or soft? Mobile or fixed? It could be any number of things, however, if it is new and is concerning, you should probably have it evaluated by your primary care physician first. It could be just a simple cyst, in which case an office based excision will take care of the problem. ...Read more
I have a solid dime sized red lump on my leg was very sore. Thought it was an ingrown hair so I popped it and it bled a little but is now draining clear liquid...
It may be healing: Or it may be getting infected. If it stops draining, or continues to drain but the liquid turns thick yellow or white, or redness increases in size, or pain or heat increases, go see a healthcare provider to get treated for infection. Otherwise warm compresses to the area 2-3x daily may help reduce it quickly. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I have a hard, tender lump beneath my ear lobe. It is about 3/4 inch long, but flesh colored. I thought it was an ingrown hair or blind pimple)?
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