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Small red spots on inner thighs, turning dark after a few days. Causes for symptoms?

i have had very small red spots appear on my inner thighs. They resemble small pimples but only slightly bumpy. After a few days they turn dark and disappear only to appear after a few weeks again. They doenst seem to hurt or are not even scratchy. i have PCOS . can this be due to vaginal bacteriosis or some other infection
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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hi..thanks for your query
From what you describe , it might be pseudofolliculitis in the inner thighs.It is frequently caused by ingrowing hair ,meaning that after waxing/shaving or any method of hair removal , the hair grows along the backward direction and creates a inflammation in the surrounding skin.It heals by leaving a dark spot called post inflammatory hyper pigmentation.So you should stop the above hair removal methods if you are following it.
I do not think it is due to vaginal infection. If you have weight gain due to PCOD , you might get more pseudo-folliculitis.
Hope this is helpful.Take care.
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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