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Black dot under the skin after shaving the pubic hair. What is it?

Hi recently after shaving my pubic hair I saw a black dot under the skin and I left it alone for a couple of weeks thinking it would go away on its own after a couple weeks I got some tweezers and dug underneath the skin and extracted the black dot which had what looked like prices of skin attached to it. What is it and how can I prevent it in to future?
Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It seems that you are having sebirrheic keratoses.

Seborrheic keratoses are noncancerous (benign) skin growths .

They often appear on the back or chest, but can occur on any part of the body.

Seborrheic keratoses grow slowly, in groups or singly.

They may be light tan to brown or black. The most common texture is rough, with a bumpy, grainy surface that crumbles easily.

However, they also may be smooth and waxy.

They usually look like they've been stuck onto the skin.

No laboratory test is needed.

Local application of trichloroacetic acid may alleviate the lesion.

Some time electrocautery or cryotheray may be helpful.

I hope you got my answer..


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sat, 1 Jun 2013
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