Ask For Advice
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Painful lump after shaving bikini area...

  1. #1
    mariposa81
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    483

    Question Painful lump after shaving bikini area...

    Hi everyone,

    I usually keep my pubic area shaved except for a small strip down the middle. When I'm at home, I use great care in which shaving cream I use, which razor I use, and in caring for my skin afterwards (I use Tend Skin religiously which prevents razor bumps).

    I went accross the country with my boyfriend over the holidays to visit his parents and I forgot my razor, my shaving cream, AND my Tend Skin. So...the first time I shaved while there, I used his razor (it has 3 blades like mine so I figured it would be okay just once) and his shaving cream. The second time, I used a razor that I bought while I was there because I didn't want to risk it, but still used his shaving cream.

    Well...the day after the second shave, a red painful bump appeared on my upper inner thigh. It grew in size very quickly and by 2 days later (Jan 2nd) it was very large, swollen and painful.

    It's gotten somewhat smaller in size, but it's still about 1/2 inch in circumference and now feels like a hard nodule under the skin even though it's still a little tender. I've had something like it in the past (it was an ingrown hair), but not this big.

    It's sooooo irritating and embarrassing (I'm glad my monthly is on because I don't want my boyfriend to see it).

    What can I do to make it go away?? I mean, it's been there for 8 days now for cryin out loud and still hurts a little.

    Has anyone else had something like this after shaving? Is it an infected ingrown hair? If only I hadn't forgotten my shaving supplies!!!

    What should I do??

  2. 01-08-2008, 06:35 PM
    Reason
    Banned user

  3. #2
    rosstheboss
    Member rosstheboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Scotland, UK
    Age
    32
    Posts
    215
    Gender
    Male
    It does sound like an ingrowing hair that has become infected but I'm not doctor! It could even be a cyst which appeared coincidentally.

    If you are that worried and if its not getting any better you should see a doctor about it.

  4. #3
    Supa_gurl
    Platinum Member Supa_gurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wasting away in San An-tone
    Age
    40
    Posts
    1,479
    Gender
    Female
    definitely ingrown hair is what it sounds like to me. I get them more often than I would like. Pathfinder offered the same advice I would. Keep it clean, use warm compress, and squeeze the crap out of it in order for it to heal. good luck.

  5. #4
    lilangellis
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    anywhere
    Posts
    26
    Gender
    Female
    Pretty sure its an ingrown hair. I had one that got infected and was about the size of a dime. I don't recommend it, but I squeezed it till it popped GROSS I know,then put alcohol on it for about 2 days after and it dried up and was gone.

  6. #5
    mariposa81
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    483
    How did you all who squeezed tolerate the squeezing when it's tender and painful? Mine is about the size of a penny or maybe even a nickel I tried to look today to see if I could actually see the ingrown hair because sometimes, you can pull it free, but I couldn't see it at all! Is it possible that it's down in there somewhere?

  7. #6
    rocio

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Age
    35
    Posts
    6,599
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    1
    it sounds more like a boil. Ingrown hairs aren't supposed to be that painful. Take long, hot baths or put a hot, wet cloth on it. It will get worse before it gets better. Eventually, a white circle should appear, full of guck. Then it will drain a bunch of fluid, which you have to be very careful with because it's highly infectious. You can go see a doctor to get antibiotics if you don't want to deal with the pain and possibility of scarring.

  8. 01-08-2008, 07:05 PM
    Reason
    Banned user

  9. #7
    mariposa81
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    483
    Should I see a dermatologist or a general physician?

  10. #8
    rocio

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Age
    35
    Posts
    6,599
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    1
    It's always better to see a specialist if you can get in. But remember that if you get antibiotics, they take 3 or 4 days to start working, so you should see someone asap.

  11. #9
    ghost69
    Platinum Member ghost69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Desert
    Posts
    33,101
    Gender
    Male
    Thanked
    3
    ingrown hair or bad razor burn. did this just happen after shaving down there?

  12. #10
    circi
    Bronze Member circi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Age
    46
    Posts
    358
    Gender
    Female
    Quote Originally Posted by almimom [Register to see the link]
    definitely ingrown hair is what it sounds like to me. I get them more often than I would like. Pathfinder offered the same advice I would. Keep it clean, use warm compress, and squeeze the crap out of it in order for it to heal. good luck.
    Do NOT squeeze it. It's an infected follicle and squeezing could force the infection deeper instead of out like you want. I get these somewhat often and what I do is when I see pus, sterilize a needle and gently pop it that way so the infection can drain. They don't always come to a head though.

  13.  

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Top Threads
Am I pregnant?
Okay so I know there are likely no doctors reading this but I just want people's opinions on this. Basically, I'm worried I'm pregnant. Me and my
Working out
I joined a gym a week ago, I haven't worked out in 5 years. I started out on the elite side of the gym using the trx and mx4 small group sessions. I
Is 10mg Lexapro a too low dosage?
I started taking the 10 mgs around the 1st of this month, I think I was feeling a bit better. I went in for my follow up on (last) Thursday feeling
Twilight anesthesia
If you have dental phobia I HIGHLY recommend this for dental surgery. I have a massive dental phobia and I needed a surgical extraction. I was so so
Any UC/Crohns sufferers out there?
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) - a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - over 10 years ago. In the majority of that time I have had
Is there something seriously wrong w/me?
In the last year and 1/2, dating has been absolute misery. Although my 1st relationship failed, at least it was a normal relationship where both us

Expert Advice
Featured Threads
Dating younger guy 24 years difference
I am 50 yrs old dating a 26 yrs old guy. We been dating each other for a couple months things are great between us. He told me he will always be
Boyfriend gets very angry if I mention his ex, is this normal?
Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 5months. He broke up with his ex and a year and a half ago. 7 months after they
Should I let my boyfriend stay overnight with his friends?
Hi there. Firstly thank you for reading this post. I am a new member to this forum, and also will soon be new immigrant of the UK so basically there
Is this abuse?
Iím desperate for some advice. Iíve been with my partner for nearly 2 years and everything has been ok, except from when he drinks. I really do not
Is there hope for me?
Me and my girlfriend of two years had been talking about moving in together lately. We didn't actually go look at any place in person, but browsed a
Bringing up trust issues at the start of a new relationship? My situation...
Haven't been on these boards since my last break up a couple years ago, and here I am about to begin a new relationship with feelings from the last
Whats my next move - Dating a girl fresh out of a relationship
Hey guys, So heres the deal. Met a girl in class and I asked her out. Her answer was "maybe" because she didn't want to say no to me but just
Ask For Advice

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •