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Ingrown hair in pubic regions in women - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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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
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