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I had something appear in my pubic area, on the left side, approximately 1 inch from the base of my penis. The size is smaller than a nickel. It got really large as though it was an ingrown hair and it got really sore after pulling several hairs. There was some blood and a thick pinkish pus-like discharge. I also just noticed a tender spot on the right side about 1.5 - 2 inches away. What do you think this is?

This could be something as simple as a small infection of the hair follicle, but it is best to see a medical doctor to find out for sure. If you are sexually active, you can also request an STD checkup at the same time. Call your provider for an appointment today, or you can drop-in at City Clinic at 356 7th Street between Folsom and Harrison.

To your health,
Dr. K

Last modified on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
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