Am I Normal 'Down There'?

Health medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj answers all of your embarrassing questions about your private parts.
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I have a pimple in my groin area. Should I be worried?

If it’s just one bump, it could be a cyst caused by a blocked sweat gland or pore. It could also be a hair follicle that’s inflamed by a bacterial infection (don’t freak out—these aren’t sexually transmitted) or clogged by dead skin or other debris.

The good news is, the pimple should go away on its own in a few days. Until then, ease any pain by applying a warm compress twice a day. If it still hurts after that or doesn’t clear within a week, or if more than one bump appears at a time, see your gyno to rule out other causes, such as herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV).

Next: Can that paper crotch guard in bathing suits prevent disease from spreading?

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