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Do you have any idea what it could be?
I'm really worried it could be some sort of STD
how long you have these bumps?
it is just one bump
i saw it last wednesday
any sexual exposure recently?
not since May
and one lymph node is swollen above the area with the bump
any history of other medical condition?
so best case scenario: i was hoping it was some sort of ingrown hair or something
worst case- i'm extremely worried it could be herpes...i would be devastated
i just went to get a herpes blood test today
no results yet
but i was just wondering if it sounded like it could be that or something else
i'm freaking out
please dont worry.
this sounds like very benign condition.
it is likely a boil
or a sebaceous cyst
it can get inflamed due to the heat during summer time
this can cause adjacent lymph node swelling.
it doesn't hurt though
herpes will not appear like this.
herpes causes blisters, pain & distribution along the nerves ( dermatomal distribution).
that is reassuring
if it does not hurt, then there is unlikely any infection.
a sebaceous cyst can be there and increase in size without infection.
wouldn't a cyst or boil be painful though?
only when they are infection.
it started out as like a pimple-looking bump with a hole in the center--kind of like a nipple (sorry)
and then flattened out, got a little bit bigger and is just pink in one oval area
probably 1/4 in
i hope you're right...
should i still try to see a doctor to get it looked at?
or wait till i get th eblood test results back?
you can wait and see if it improves in next 1 week.
& also wait for your blood test results.
another possibility is molluscum
this is a pox viral infection which can cause this lesion.
this is again benign & selflimiting ( heals by itself).
even if i have had chicken pox?
there are different types of pox viruses
chicken pox is only one of them
please don't worry
you will be fine
and the dermatitis would start out with that hole in the center thing maybe?
cause it doesn't have a hole in the center anymore
but it started like that
just a fleshy bump
like a tiny nipple
percentage wise...how sure do you think you are that it WOULDN'T be herpes or any other sort of STD like that?
cause i'm seriously freaking out
but i haven't done anything with anyone
i sure hope you are right
you are safe
i hope so
yesterday there was a little bit of shed skin over it too
would that happen?
is that normal?
and i pulled it off and it bled like a drop of blood
just a tiny bit
yes, this is normal.
you are safe.
it looked like white skin too
okay so now i just wait?
yes, you just wait for a week.
i guess i just have to wait for the blood test then...
how accurate are they?
its the one that measures IgG i guess?
in Simplex I and II
it measures both IgG & IgM
YOU DO NOT HAVE HERPES.
PLEASE BE REASSURED
i guess that's it?