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Ingrown hairs on the shaft of the penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   i shaved my area bald up and down the shaft also can you get ingrown hairs on your shaft towards the head of the penis??
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok next question theres like 6 including one little one on the very tip
Doctor :   if the growth of hair follicles is not proper, ingrown haits can be seen
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   there starting to scab over is that good?
Doctor :   is there any form of discharge from that area ?
User :   im just freaking out because im engaged and my girl and i have been having unprotected for awhile and nothing has happened
User :   only when i squeezed it to pop it thats what i normally do to my ingrown hairs
Doctor :   ok
User :   it almost looks like bites
Doctor :   that is fine, and nothing to worry about
User :   it also started to sting when i peed is that normal for in grown hairs?
User :   and my penis is very sensitive around the tip and shaft
Doctor :   no burning pain while urinating is a sign of urine infection
Doctor :   you might get a urinalysis and based on the findings, a course of antibiotics can help to resolve your symptoms
User :   but you dont think its herpes
User :   or hpv
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   this is not herpes or HPV
User :   thats so much off my chest
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   i just dont understand how so many ingrown hairs can get on the shaft where there is no hair
Doctor :   the shaft of the penis , does develop hair
User :   and the head?
User :   i have a bump on the head as well
Doctor :   and since the genetalia are enclosed, it is quite common to have ingrown hair on the shaft
User :   its more like a small pink circle with a scab in the middle
Doctor :   but it is not likely to ahve a ingrown hair on the tip of the penis (glans penis
Doctor :   the lesion described on the penis tip , could be due to slight injury of the penis tip , either due to lack of lubrication
User :   could they all be that? becuse it happened the night after i shaved not the night of
Doctor :   yes , they can be
User :   as long as its not herpes i can deal with it thanks doc
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   have a great day
Doctor :   this is not herpes or any STD
Doctor :   TAKE CARE
Doctor :   and have a great day
Doctor :   bye for now
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