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Tender bumps in groin and labia, painful, burning. No STD

I have been tested for all major STDs recently and everything came back negative about two weeks ago. This week after shaving my pubic area for the first time;normally I use a depi cream, I noticed very tender bumps in groin and one on my labia . They are very painful, and burn . I m very nervous about this and I cant understand whats going on. Any advice you can offer me will greatlyappreciated. Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there.
How long after shaving this region did you notice the bumps? If they are painful & burn, then herpes infection needs to be borne in mind. One does not routinely test for herpes in an STD package. Please check & if not doe, do a herpes IgG & IgM test for herpes 1 & 2 viruses'. The result will give you a clearer picture. If all well, then do consider a pseudofolliculitis picture & this may arise from shaving against the grain with ingrown follicles being the root cause. Do consider an antibiotic course with antinflammatory agents added eg doxycycline & ibuprofen that may help you further but will require the prescription from your GP/Physician/Dermatologist & the dose would vary as per your body weight et al. Cheers & Good Luck!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Answered: Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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