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Herpes or Hair Follicle
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Herpes or Hair Follicle

To whom it may concern, about 4 weeks ago I noticed 3 small bumps in my pubic region. I thought it was hair folllicutis (sp?) cause it showed up a few days after I trimmed my hair in that region.

However they grew a little and with a minor touch popped like a blister. There is a little blood that came out of one and neither seems to be going away.

There have been no symptoms on the shaft or head of my penis, and I have never had unprotected intercourse. I did recieve oral unprotected a few times, but the last one came a good 3 months before these bumps appeared.

1.)What does this sound like?
2.) I have appointments scheduled with both a dermo and uro, should I see both?
3.) If it is not herpes how do I rid of these bumps? If it is herpes shouldn't they have cleared?
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If it were herpes, they should indeed have cleared.  They're probably folliculitis.  I suggest you leave them alone--no squeezing, which will make it harder to diagnose with certainty.  Then see the dermatologist.

Best.

Dr. Rockoff
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Sfter trimming my pubic area these little red bumps showed up, I have had unportected sexs before but these are recent and I have been absent for a year now and never noticed them before. They are like little red pimples and when I tryed to remove one it bleed, no weird stuff came out but blood. There is either hair growing really close to the bump or threw it, is this anyhting I should worry about? There no bumps on the shaft,head or scrotum area and they don't really itch.
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Sorry, I didn't mean to invade your post, but it also sounds like we have the same thing... Again, sorry for invading your post.
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not a problem. Dr, is there anything I can put on these bumps that would make them heal faster?
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