Roshini Rajapaksa, MD
February 13, 2011

bumps-down-thereGetty ImagesFrom Health magazineQ. I get a pimple “down there” every so often. It always goes away, but should I be worried?

A. If its just one bump, it could be a cyst caused by a blocked sweat gland or pore. It could also be a hair follicle thats inflamed by a bacterial infection (dont freak out—these arent 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 doesnt 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).

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