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I discovered a small brown scab in my public area (to the right of my bikini line) about a month ago. I ignored it because its not causing any irritation, and I thought it would go on its own. Its however still not dissapeared.

The scab is about the size of a small freckle (but its not a freckle), and it is dug quite firmly into my skin. (I dont I have pubic lice because im a virgin, so I dont think I could of contracted them...also its not on a hair...its just dug into my skin).

I have two smaller looking scabs also on either side of my bikini line, they're similar to the one described above, but they arent dug as firmly into my skin. Again they arent on a pubic hair, and havent moved.

Because all the scabs are in the areas I shave I think I may have caused them by shaving...is this possible?
Do you have any idea what I may have? How can I get rid of the scabs?

Id ideally like not to go to a doctor because im FAR to embarassed! Thankyou!


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replied May 9th, 2010
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Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am really glad to help you out.

The possibility of these scabs being produced due to a local injury due to shaving is quite high.

They should away gradually on their own. However, I’ll suggest using some oil like the hair oil locally to decrease the dryness.

You need not worry about them as it doesn’t seem to be anything serious.

However, I’ll suggest consulting a gynaecologist/dermatologist as it is not possible to make an online diagnosis. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.



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