Might a swollen groin lymph node be from an ingrown hair on your outer labia?

Yes. If the area where the lymph node is drains the area of the infection it can cause swelling. See your physician and have it treaated.

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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.

Bartholin cyst. 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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

I started experiencing discomfort in my external vaginal area from the labia majora to the mons pubis. It feels bruised, tender to touch. Initially I thought it might be an ingrown hair but the area that is painful has increased. I am not pregnant?

Need to examine. If you are sexually active, it could be sexually transmitted infection. The symptoms suggest herpes infection. It would be prudent to consult your gynecologist. You may visit this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/symptoms-causes/dxc-20318532. Read more...

1 wart on labia majora formed years ago (when I was a virgin). Looks like ingrown hair I had a few years back. It doesn't hurt. Is it genital warts?

Possible. But unlikely. Without examining you cannot really tell what this is, but if you had no sexual contacts previously this is probably a benign cyst or scar. Next time you have a pelvic exam have the gynecologist comment on this. Good luck. Read more...

Having swollen painful lymph nodes in groin because ingrown hair. How to treat this?

Monitoring Centers. Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. Read more...