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big recurring pimple on pubic area
hi. i'm a 20 year old female. i noticed last winter that there was a huge pimple right underneath my pubic hair. i didn't think much of it because i was sexually inactive for months previous to this find.

the pimple is the size of a peppercorn. it's hard on the inside and hurts when i try to squeeze it. it's been occurring on and off since last winter. in the same bloody spot. usually i just leave it as it is when it grows back again. since yesterday though it was irritating me and i tried to squeeze it too hard. it popped in the shower tonight and hurts like mad. there is a slight bleeding but that has stopped as well now. it was the only one until a couple of days ago when i found a smaller one about 3/4 inch underneath it. besides this i've had a pap and sti done 2 months ago - it all came out clean.

i've hunted down all mentions of this sort of a condition over the net and can't seem to find an answer. i think it was sexually transmitted because the partner i had before the pimple showed up wasn't the cleanest guy.

any help would be appreciated. thanks a lot.
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sounds like an ingrown hair, regular pimple. I know its not herpes because there would be more like in pairs and it would gro in a different spot. um put some hydrocortisone on that so it erradicates. U should test for hsv only for peace of mind but i mean if he was wearing a condom its a low risk. HSV REQUIRES SEMEN TO TOUCH THE SKIN  OR VAGINAL FLUIDS TO TOUCH SKIN. no ifs and or buts
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sorakh,

Jedispider is likely correct and it is probably an ingrown hair of some sort but you might want to see a Dr. to be sure.

Regarding the transmission:

Jedi is correct that using a condom is very low risk but you need more than just a simple skin touch to transmit the virus.

To directly quote Dr. HHH, "Transmitting HSV probably requires exposure to large amounts of the virus; that the virus be placed on a moist mucous membrane (e.g., inside the mouth, vagina, etc); or that it be massaged into the skin, as occurs during sex."

Good luck

BTW - I am not a Dr.
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thanks guys,

i'm pretty sure it's not an ingrown hair simply because of the size of it.

i made an appointment with a gyno but i think by the time i see her it would have healed and she wouldnt be able to see it.
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it cant be anything else cuz its in the same spot. Not an std
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ok, so i went to the gyno last time, and she couldnt even see it. but i got a basic sti test done and it was in the clear.

so it's been almost a month and i have the same giant pimple in a different location. the one that was small and barely there has now taken the size of the previous huge one and theres another one growing lower than both of them.

i would go to the gyno now but i'm on my period.

a friend of mine told me that there is no test for hpv. i'm worried that this is what it is...
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its not hpv, pimples happen.. Look just because theres a pimple there doesnt mean its herpes, herpes is painful dont listen to all that **** they say on tv, listen to your doc. U dont have anyting
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i completely understand what you're saying. but at the same time i'm scared as hell.

actually it does hurt to the extent of a pimple, and especially right now because its at the fold of my skin, at the inner lip part that it hurts when i walk. nothing close to excruciating pain but enough to have me be aware of it CONSTANTLY.

so i'm really thinking about seeing a different doctor, one i'll pay even if OHIP doenst cover it.
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i have the same thing, i'm really worried too, because i noticed that it started reoccuring frequently like once a month. but when i went to the gyno he said it was just a pimple, and to clean it with antibacterial wash and to put triple antibiotic ointment on it.
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Have the same problem, and It's not an STD.  Some women just get those.  Mine is exactly how you describe and it comes & goes in the same place. Actually, I have two, really close.  I've been in a honest monogamous marriage for 14 years  (and I know this because he works at home, I'm a SAHM & he hardly ever goes anywhere) and before that we were together for 7 years during & after our college years.  Don't worry, it's normal.
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I do  realize  this  is  fine  years  back  but  whatever  came  of  your  situation?
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Could this happen to teens too?
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