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cookiemonster555

Is Genital Acne/Pimples a Thing?

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Hi there. So, this is an awkward question, but I don't want to freak out before seeing a doctor/specialist... I have mild acne on my face, and the very occasional pimple on my back. However, recently, I have developed a pimple in my genital area (I'm a girl). It is also itchy, but I KNOW it has nothing to do with an STI (had same partner) and it looks exactly like a face pimple, but just down there (gross). I don't know what caused it; never had it before, or one so big. Acne on my face is genetic, and I'm treating it topically as prescribed by my dermatologist. It is caused by hormones. But can genital acne be caused by something else? I read online it can be caused by chaffing, wearing tight pants, not washing the area thoroughly, etc. Did anyone else, male or female, ever encounter such a thing and should I be worried? Thanks!

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