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I shaved my vaginal...

I shaved my vaginal area using a rusty razor and how I have big bumps growing on my vagina , itching , burning , irritation, puss , redness and swelling

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

No injuries and the swelling has been for about 2-3 days

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I also had unprotected sex with another female like me but she had a bacterial infection

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. J, Board Certified MD replied 9 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. J, Board Certified MD replied 9 months ago

Without examining you it's hard to tell what's going on, but your symptoms are likely to be related to either irritation or infection from using the razor. There is something called folliculitis (more info from Mayo clinic here) which is where the hair follicles (where the hairs grow out of the skin) become infected. That being said, it is possible for STDs to be transmitted with any type of sexual activity including amongst females, so I do recommend having STD screening. For now, I would recommend warm compresses (warm wet washcloth applied to the affected areas and removed when they cool) twice a day. Can you get in with a doctor to be examined? If you have a Planned Parenthood nearby they can also take a look.

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