painful Ingrown Hair :( I NEED A DOCTOR!

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Registered: 03-30-2011
painful Ingrown Hair :( I NEED A DOCTOR!
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 1:21pm

I think I have an ingrown hair in my very very private area. I don't mean to gross anyone out but it's right by the lip of my vagina in the very sensitive part. I keep myself shaved down there, and I think I might have irritated my skin (I know it's not an std bc both me and one and only partner just got tested and are clean) But it hurts so BAD! I recently lost my virginity and thought the sex was irritating me down there but then I looked and saw a little bump with a hair coming out of it. So I pulled out the hair and now it hurts worse. I tried to just not be paranoid and go about my daily routine, so I went for a bike ride. and Of course it hurts even more.

Now that I think about it could it be that before i saw it i would wear very tight jeans that it just really irritated it along with the bike ride?

What can I do to make it better (if any of you have had a similiar experiece) and how long before it goes away? ANY ADVICE? thanks so much

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 1:50pm
It does sound like you did have an ingrown hair, but if you're wearing very tight jeans you could also be irritating or pinching something down there.

I'd say, if the pain continues then it's a good idea to see your doctor to make sure that you haven't developed an infection.

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Registered: 10-08-2002
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 10:27pm


Oh man, that sounds painful!!


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Registered: 10-29-2004
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 10:31pm

Don't know if you've found relief yet but I had a similar feeling for over a year.