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Small red lump on bikini line - should I be worried? I am worried:-( Could it be sinister?

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Pinkflipflop Mon 29-Aug-11 19:26:00

I have a small pea sized lump on the inside of my thigh around the bikini line and am starting to worry. It appeared about a week ago when I was on holiday. It is painful like a spot but I (stupidly) squeezed it and it bled, I expected pus (sorry) to come out but it didn't just blood.

In my drama queen style, I am worried in case it could be cancerous. Is this likely?

It definitely not any STI. What should I do?

I have to make an apt for a smear test but how can I go with this horrible lump on my bikini line?

Any advice?

belgo Mon 29-Aug-11 19:26:36

Ingrown hair?I love Bel

belgo Mon 29-Aug-11 19:26:54

no idea where I love bel came from!

TheOnlyWayIsEnfield Mon 29-Aug-11 19:37:57

Had something like that in my armpit once, freaked out and went to the gp, turned out it was a gland that was swollen. Took some antibiotics and it fooked off again. You have glands in your groin as well, don't you?
Could also be an ingrown hair. What type of hair removal have you been using?
Go for the smear, show them and ask them what it is. Good luck!

I love Bel too grin !

Pinkflipflop Mon 29-Aug-11 19:38:51

Would I not be prone to ingrown hairs though? I thought an ingrown hair would look swollen and pussy? Sorry to tea time crowd

Pinkflipflop Mon 29-Aug-11 19:39:51

Do I love Bel???

I get bikini line waxed but I have never had this before:-(

belgo Mon 29-Aug-11 19:40:15

I wondered a swollen gland as well, but that would probably be too painful to squeeze.

suzikettles Mon 29-Aug-11 19:42:41

I had a swollen gland in my armpit that I mistook for a spot and oh my god it punished me for it shock. I think you would be in a lot of pain if you squeezed an enlarged lymph node until it bled.

It sounds a lot like an ingrowing hair tbh, but it's always better to see the doctor if you're worried.

jenniec79 Mon 29-Aug-11 19:43:23

Ingrown hair's my guess.

Very unlikely a "gland" lymph nodes are a bit further over and a lot deeper than skin.

Unlikely anything to worry about. Keep an eye on it in case it gets infected or irritated by your pants with where it is.

roundtoit Mon 29-Aug-11 19:45:26

i am " blessed " with one of these nasty feckers at the moment too, mine seems to come to a head and i burst it and all i get is blood. There was talk on here a while ago for a "Spot Squad" who will travel around the country lancing and bursting on request. Anyone got any phone numbers?

Pinkflipflop Mon 29-Aug-11 19:45:52

Should I put anything on it? TCP/Sudocream? My pants are rubbing along it becasue of where it is.

I'm mortified showing it to the nurse :-(

AKissIsNotAContract Mon 29-Aug-11 19:46:23

Sounds like an ingrown hair, get some PFB vanish

Pinkflipflop Mon 29-Aug-11 19:48:16

Round - is that not venturing into spot porn!

OriginalPoster Mon 29-Aug-11 19:49:39

Sure it's not a tic?

roundtoit Mon 29-Aug-11 19:52:11

Pink - maybe right there. cannot beat a bit of spot porn

PinotsWolefCubs Mon 29-Aug-11 19:52:41

A tic <faints>

Nope, I reckon it's an ingrown hair. Get thee some Magnesium Sulphate paste or toothpaste also works.

Pinkflipflop Mon 29-Aug-11 19:53:44

A tic? OMG

Pinkflipflop Mon 29-Aug-11 19:54:14

Are you trying to give me a heart attack?

whomovedmychocolate Mon 29-Aug-11 19:56:05

If it's hard and round it's probably a gland actually, you can get them there - I have before. I once thought I'd grown bollocks overnight hmm Do you have a blister/injury on your leg or foot that your glands could be reacting too - I got one from a fly bite on my leg. It goes on it's own. Warm baths can help though.

If it's an ingrowing hair it will not feel round, it'll feel lumpy IYSWIM. If it feels like a pea it's more likely to be a gland as they tend to be more uniform in shape.

OriginalPoster Mon 29-Aug-11 19:56:52

Just that they are full of blood and appear on holiday. But it wouldn't look like a normal spot, more like a little sac.

PinotsWolefCubs Mon 29-Aug-11 19:57:53

I've had round hard ingrown hairs <proud>

Pinkflipflop Mon 29-Aug-11 19:58:34

A tic? As in what the dog gets? I think I am going to die. Are you serious?

Pinkflipflop Mon 29-Aug-11 19:59:34

This is red, and bloody when I squeeze.

Can you really get ticks on your bikini line?

Pinkflipflop Mon 29-Aug-11 20:00:38

How would a gland be treated, chocolate?

PinotsWolefCubs Mon 29-Aug-11 20:01:24

gland = antib's.

Tics are removed by your GP. Google images will help you rule that out smile

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