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Unread 02-01-2017, 01:51 PM   #1
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I have this large pimple on my bikini line. It's the size of a fingernail, and this is the third time it has happened to me. It went away before my ob/gyn but it came back in the same place, always the same place. I have tried to squeeze it to see if any pus would come out but nothing, it just made it even more swollen.

Is it an ingrown hair? A very large pimple due to friction? I googled genital warts and it doesn't look anything like that, but the fact that this is the third time it's happen makes me very concerned.
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Maybe a cyst or a boil? I had a boil that acted like that and had to get it lanced.
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Not sure if clinic visits are free for you, but if it's a big concern, just pop in to one and ask a doc what they think it may be.

My boyfriend has done this in the past for a similar concern, fortunately it was nothing. Better to be safe than sorry though, right?
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yes, better safe than sorry i say too!!
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Doesn't sound too concerning, but have it checked us a good idea
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Is it an ingrown hair? A very large pimple due to friction? I googled genital warts and it doesn't look anything like that, but the fact that this is the third time it's happen makes me very concerned.
Do you shave or whatever? I would say yes to your first two choices. Maybe try putting a bandaid on it so the friction is controlled? And or not wearing a panty where the elastic rubs on it. Its so easy to get a boil and or ingrown hair.

Itll either get better (self absorb) or get worse (get a head). Heating pad / warm compress may help. If you think youre getting a fever from it or it gets red and splotchy, go to urgent care?
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It sounds like an ingrown hair or a boil to me. I have had them in that area. Definitely try to have a doc look at it. They can lance it, and culture the contents just to be sure. That way, if it is infected, they can give you meds.
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I work in housekeeping so I'm sure it's only friction. I was only concerned with genital warts because it is near the bikini line and it's been happening since the last time I had sex.

And yes, I shave the bikini line as well, which rarely I don't but due to recent self-love and recent love interests I've been shaving more.
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It doesn't sound like genital warts the way you described it... have it checked out though. Probably an in grown hair.
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I would visit a dermatologist to make sure.

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