Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Strange Bumps

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Dear ebumps,

About 5 months ago I ended a relationship with my girlfriend because she was cheating on me. I later noticed that I have been having strange bumps only in my groin area. They seem to change location every now and then as if they are going away, but some always seem to stick around. I'm curious if you can help me identify what these things are.

Besides being there, the bumps don't bother me at all. I have had them present to my knowledge for 3 months now and They don't itch or burst. They only seem to be near the base of my penis For now, but do tend to move around. They also vary in size. Some are extremely tiny while others are twice the size as some of the regular bumps. If you can help me out that would be great!

Thank you,
Nolan

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Nolan,

So the first thing I noticed automatically struck you out because I see that you "manscape." It's preferred to use scissors or an electric razor with a 2 or 3 guard or if you prefer it all off, then pay for a Brazilian wax. Pubic hair is not like the hair on the rest of your body, which grows out straight from the root then either stays straight or can curl. Pubic hair curls from the moment it leaves the follicle, so if you cut it to close to the skin, it will curl back into the skin and cause an ingrown hair. And I see oodles of those in your groin. So no, you don't have a disease, but it is just typical acne for lack of a better word. Just try to pop them because of the risk for infection and possible scarring. Let me know if you have follow-up.

Cheers,

John

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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.

Experience

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

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

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

Education/Credentials
*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

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

Past/Present Clients
*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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