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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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I've got this swelling on my bikini line its really painful

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JA: Hello. How can we be of help?
Customer: I've got this swelling on my bikini line its really painful when it comes
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: No I'm on remicade infusions but this swelling comes and goes but when it does come its painful then it gets smaller and goes away but it comes back again about a month later its happened about 3 times same place
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Uveitis and ulcerative colitis
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

How big is the swelling?

Does it involves whole of the abdomen or pelvis?

What is your age?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It starts off sore and painful it is on my bikini line, its almost like an abscess or boil but its hard and won't pop.But it then goes down more as time goes on over about a week it gets less painful and disappears but then it reappears about a month later. I've been on remade since December for severe ulcerative colitis and I am 22, female.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

Remicade decreases the body resistance and can cause skin infection, which may resolve on its own. This may reappear when the immunity is lowered. Your doctor may consider an ultrasound, blood culture for the evaluation and a course of antibiotic for the treatment.

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