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Question: wart-like bumps in pubic area
|dunnotheanswer - Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:17 pm||
Hi I am 21, F. and recently after shaving my pubic area I noticed three wartlike, sort of waxy bumps relatively close to eachother in my pubic area. They arent very big, and now that i look closely i see more littler ones appearing but not close to eachother, just in random spots in my pubic area.. The bumps are pinkish-skin colored. Sometimes they itch slightly, but painless. I have been in a relationship for 5 yrs and faithful. Nothing like this has happened before. I was just wondering what this might be and if it is something to worry about. Thanks.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:28 pm||
There are a few possiblities. One is genital warts caused by a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). Another is molluscum contagiosum. These are small bumps with a central dimple that are caused by a virus as well. A third possibility is irritation from shaving or possibly some ingrown hair.
Warts and molluscum are less likely to resolve on their own. If they do not go away over the next few weeks I would recommend you have them evaluated by your doctor as most of these can be easily treated.
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