Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Ingrown hair in pubic regions in women - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 593 Questions
User :   painless, hairless red bump in pubic area near tight. it's only one bump and it size is middle to large, it doesn't hurt it's hard and red. I shave my pubic every 3 weeks and this one is not normal. I have not had sex for almost 14 months now. and I always use condom " when I had it 14 months ago." I have had STD check 3 months ago. and I am really worried about cancer or other things including STD
User :   hello?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr
Doctor :   give me min please
User :   ok!
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   can I send you a photo of it in a link?
Doctor :   sure yes you can
Doctor :   you can mail it here
Doctor :   may i know your age please
Doctor :   have you lost or gained weight recently ?
User :   23
User :   yes I gain 7 kgs in the last 45 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   has the bump increased or decreased in size ?
User :   it increased but now decreased when I used DOVE and some baby powders
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well dont worry
User :   is it ingrown hair ?
User :   because it's really painless
Doctor :   have you mailed me the pic ?
User :   i am doing that but internet is so slow. give me 1 min
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   but till then let me tell you from the history that you have told me
Doctor :   i can assure you that its NOT CANCER or its a STD
Doctor :   as both will not present like that
Doctor :   and with your history of telling me that you shave
Doctor :   its most prob a ingrown hair
User :   but would ingrown hair be painless?
User :   I having trouble attaching files to the email
Doctor :   yes it can be
Doctor :   as sometimes it does not touches the nerve
Doctor :   so it can be painless too
Doctor :   dont touch it as you might infect it
Doctor :   do apply some acne cream
Doctor :   Twice a day, scrub the ingrown hair gently. This will help to remove any dead skin cells, dirt, and oils that might be trapping the ingrown hair.
User :   oh ok thanks
User :   I do suffer from back acne would that be related ?
User :   actually my acne is all over my back and chest
Doctor :   its more common when you shave
Doctor :   you might be having oily skin
Doctor :   you should use a mild soad
User :   I use soap free ( Dermez ) and DOVE . but my skin is really dry.
Doctor :   those soaps are good
Doctor :   for you acne you can also see a dermatologist
User :   ok!
Doctor :   but i can ASSURE you
Doctor :   there is nothing serious
User :   but does weight relate to bumps or ingrownd hair?
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   ingrown *
Doctor :   if you were LOSING weight thats sometimes cancer can present
Doctor :   RAPID weight loss
Doctor :   thats why i asked
User :   thanks! I was more worried about cancer. because I did STD blood test 3 times and done once few months ago and I haven't touched a women for 14 months just to stay away from STD
Doctor :   well like i said dont worry
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   good bye
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor