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herpes or ingrown hair?

okay, so i was shaving yesterday and a bump appeared. it didn't seem like a big deal at first, but now its kind of bigger. it only hurts when i poke it. there aren't several of clusters, and its in an area where hair usually grows. its almost where my panty-line is. i don't think its herpes, because it doesn't look anything like the pictures i've seen, and i have never had an "outbreak" or anything like that. i don't think its genital warts because its soft and pimple-like, but i tried to pop it and just a little bit of blood came out. its still freaking me out though, because i am afraid its herpes or worse. it just seems to be kind of red. what do you think?
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101028 tn?1419603004
stop picking at it! never a good idea to try to pop these things as you can make them worse, interfere with getting an accurate diagnosis as well as potentially spread whatever it is.

An ingrown hair won't appear that quickly. If you think this is something worrisome, be seen today or tomorrow and get it looked at properly.

don't shave again until the skin is back to normal either.

grace
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well, i shave that area everyday, so i think i might have just irritated it when i finally noticed it :s

no one i've been with has had any stds, and i've never had any bumps before. the only thing i do is shave. i've been in a monogamous relationship with the same person for eight months. its already starting to go away, but do you think it could be an std somehow?
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101028 tn?1419603004
most people don't get properly tested for std's. Odds are neither you nor your partner have had full std testing done. herpes testing is not a part of routine std testing either so while it's all on your mind, talk about it together and look into it more to make sure you've covered your bases.

should this reoccur, be seen promptly for proper evaluation.

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