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I have some sort of bump in the crease between my thigh and

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I have some sort of bump in the crease between my thigh and genitals. It doesn't hurt, but it went from looking like a pimple to flattening out and being a pinkish bump. I don't know what to do and am really really worried that it could be some sort of STD.
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Mysticdoc :

hi

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

Do you have any idea what it could be?

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

I'm really worried it could be some sort of STD

Mysticdoc :

how long you have these bumps?

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

it is just one bump

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

i saw it last wednesday

Mysticdoc :

ok

Mysticdoc :

any sexual exposure recently?

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

not since May

Mysticdoc :

ok

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

and one lymph node is swollen above the area with the bump

Mysticdoc :

any history of other medical condition?

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

so best case scenario: i was hoping it was some sort of ingrown hair or something

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

worst case- i'm extremely worried it could be herpes...i would be devastated

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

no

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

i just went to get a herpes blood test today

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

no results yet

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

but i was just wondering if it sounded like it could be that or something else

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

i'm freaking out

Mysticdoc :

please dont worry.

Mysticdoc :

this sounds like very benign condition.

Mysticdoc :

it is likely a boil

Mysticdoc :

or a sebaceous cyst

Mysticdoc :

it can get inflamed due to the heat during summer time

Mysticdoc :

this can cause adjacent lymph node swelling.

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

it doesn't hurt though

Mysticdoc :

herpes will not appear like this.

Mysticdoc :

herpes causes blisters, pain & distribution along the nerves ( dermatomal distribution).

Mysticdoc :

that is reassuring

Mysticdoc :

if it does not hurt, then there is unlikely any infection.

Mysticdoc :

a sebaceous cyst can be there and increase in size without infection.

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

wouldn't a cyst or boil be painful though?

Mysticdoc :

not always

Mysticdoc :

only when they are infection.

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

it started out as like a pimple-looking bump with a hole in the center--kind of like a nipple (sorry)

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

and then flattened out, got a little bit bigger and is just pink in one oval area

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

probably 1/4 in

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

i hope you're right...

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

should i still try to see a doctor to get it looked at?

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

or wait till i get th eblood test results back?

Mysticdoc :

you can wait and see if it improves in next 1 week.

Mysticdoc :

& also wait for your blood test results.

Mysticdoc :

another possibility is molluscum

Mysticdoc :

this is a pox viral infection which can cause this lesion.

Mysticdoc :

this is again benign & selflimiting ( heals by itself).

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

even if i have had chicken pox?

Mysticdoc :

yes,

Mysticdoc :

there are different types of pox viruses

Mysticdoc :

chicken pox is only one of them

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

okay

Mysticdoc :

please don't worry

Mysticdoc :

you will be fine

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

and the dermatitis would start out with that hole in the center thing maybe?

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

cause it doesn't have a hole in the center anymore

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

but it started like that

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

just a fleshy bump

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

like a tiny nipple

Mysticdoc :

yes

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

percentage wise...how sure do you think you are that it WOULDN'T be herpes or any other sort of STD like that?

Mysticdoc :

dont worry

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

cause i'm seriously freaking out

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

but i haven't done anything with anyone

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

like...NOTHING

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

since may

Mysticdoc :

it is100%

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

i sure hope you are right

Mysticdoc :

dont worry

Mysticdoc :

you are safe

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

i hope so

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

yesterday there was a little bit of shed skin over it too

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

would that happen?

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

is that normal?

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

and i pulled it off and it bled like a drop of blood

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

just a tiny bit

Mysticdoc :

yes, this is normal.

Mysticdoc :

you are safe.

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

it looked like white skin too

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

weird

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

okay so now i just wait?

Mysticdoc :

yes, you just wait for a week.

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

i guess i just have to wait for the blood test then...

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

how accurate are they?

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

its the one that measures IgG i guess?

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

in Simplex I and II

Mysticdoc :

it measures both IgG & IgM

Mysticdoc :

YOU DO NOT HAVE HERPES.

Mysticdoc :

PLEASE BE REASSURED

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

okay

JACUSTOMER-blcwve91- :

i guess that's it?

Mysticdoc :

yes,

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