Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Ingrown hair or std


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I have a bump in my pubic region I assumed it was an ingrown hair and treated as so. It's been there for about a month  I shaved in that area and also had sex around the same time so I'm not sure wether it is an ingrown hair or std. I've had bumps like it before I was sexually active however they did not last this long. It is a hard bump with pus I tried to pop it. I am hoping you can ease my concerns or tell me if I should get it checked out.

Hi David,

STI's aren't so specific that they're just "one bump." Once it ruptures, you'll see that its an ingrown hair and those are quite common among public hair since its so curly. Try not to mess with it as you don't want to get any more infected than it already is. These things are extremely common and the best bet is to just let it runs its course.

Best wishes,

John Brice

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.


3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

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*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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