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Can you get pimples on your genital area?

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Dr. James Kuan
Urology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Sure

'pimples' in the genital area are generally not related to acne.
Usually they represent a blocked sweat duct. Risks include poor hygiene, unclean underwear and shaving the hair. Stis, especially herpes, can be the cause. Larger 'pimples' could represent a sebaceous cyst. Women can develop bartholin's or skene's cysts. Rare autoimmune dx's present with genital bumps, hidradenits suppurativa.

In brief: Sure

'pimples' in the genital area are generally not related to acne.
Usually they represent a blocked sweat duct. Risks include poor hygiene, unclean underwear and shaving the hair. Stis, especially herpes, can be the cause. Larger 'pimples' could represent a sebaceous cyst. Women can develop bartholin's or skene's cysts. Rare autoimmune dx's present with genital bumps, hidradenits suppurativa.
Dr. James Kuan
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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Pimples are just clogged sweat glands associated with hair follicles and these are present all over the body.

In brief: Yes

Pimples are just clogged sweat glands associated with hair follicles and these are present all over the body.
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Dr. Carolyn Quist
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Certainly so. Because more and more people shave their genital hair this too can lead to folliculitis which can cause pimple-like lesions to develop.
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