Hello, question about a bump in my pubic region. I noticed it yesterday while showering. Prior to that I never noticed it so idk if it just popped up yesterday or if its been there. It doesn't hurt, burn, or anything. The only time it "hurts" is when I apply a lot of pressure when trying to pop it (not smart, I know).
I do often get an in ingrown hair down there (maybe once every other month). I'm not sexually active, & haven't been since January/February.
My question is, based on the symptoms (or lack thereof), would it be herpes or a boil? It's not a cluster if bumps. Just one big one the size of a pea. It's hard when applying pressure but when just touching it it feels like its squishy & filled with something.
Like I said, it isn't painful unless pressure is applied. It's like a red/white mix type of color. More red than anything.
Any info would help. I would go to the clinic but the free clinic closes at 3 on Thursdays here & isn't open on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays. so I wouldn't be able to go until Monday in order to get any professional input.
I was just doing a little more research and saw that syphilis too produces "painless" sores. Mine was only painless if left alone. When I applied pressure to the bump it hurt. Since it busted, it no longer hurts. Like at all. As I'm writing this, it still looks like it did in the picture I provided and when I apply pressure I feel nothing at all now. It's been like that since it busted. Every time I apply pressure now I feel nothing. It's like it's not even there. And since a symptom of syphilis is "painless" sores, do you think it could be that? I'm trying to remain positive but it's hard to do when I keep doing research lol.
Does syphilis sores usually contain pus and blood? Or is it a clear fluid like herpes? So confused.View Thread
Hi Gail, I took a picture if what it looks like today.
Thursday is when it was popped.
I don't know what herpes looks like when it's healing nor do I really know what I boil looks like when healing. What does it look like to you? Thanks.
It hasn't come to a head. I've been putting warm compresses on it all day. Went to dinner with a friend, came home, went to the bathroom & noticed it was sort of bleeding. So I squeezed it ever so lightly and a lot of bloody pus came out. Like it was blood but mixed with pus so it was a pink color. Then a thick white ball of pus came out. Showered and put some peroxide, witch-hazel, and antibacterial ointment then covered it with a bandaid.
Safe to say its not herpes? I read somewhere herpes sores don't bust open with blood and pus, but instead a clear fluid. However what I have really isn't like a sore. Everything was under the skin.View Thread