Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

desperate 16 yr old

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 6 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 10, 2008
  • 00:19 PM

i'm female and for about 4 years i've been getting weird boil-like lumps around my genitals. i think these could be from my underwear rubbing against my skin, but i can't seem to get them to go away. sometimes they'll burst out a cloudy red liquid, and as well as these boils i have two colourless hard lumps on the top of my thigh. these boils are recurring and i have some scars on my thighs from them. i am too embarrassed to wear bikinis because of these and i dont want them to be there when i'm an adult. i probably should have gotten help a while ago but i thought they'd go away.

I don't i have any other symptoms that could be associated with this and i don't want to see a doctor just yet, so if anyone has any ideas then please help!

thanks in advance

Reply Flag this Discussion

6 Replies:

  • Go to the nearest teen clinic and get tested for STD's if its negative then you may have normal razor burn or sometimes you could get painful pimples, thats normal as well. BLood and pus, makes cloudy red! As for the thigh bumps. Acne cream maybe see a dermatologist. good luck.
    Dr.Student101 11 Replies Flag this Response
  • well i'm not sexually active so i'm positive its not an stdi just dont have a clue what it is!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please, please, please, please, please see a doctor before applying acne cream or any over-the-counter medications to the sores!!! Acne cream is especially powerful stuff and you really don't want to risk making it worse.Sweetie, I hate to say it, but trust me, the other poster was right - puss and blood equal cloudy red liquid. Any time there's puss, there's something serious going on. Please, go see a doctor!And don't worry, doctors won't tell your parents; if they do, they're in violation of confidentiality laws and you can press charges. Make sure you tell them that you want your privacy respected. You can demand to see their HIPAA pamphlets, which describe the legal policies of privacy protection, and those certainly apply to you. The law is on your side! You can even have it put in writing when you get to the appointment that you don't want them contacting your parents, you don't want them leaving messages, etc. Trust me, your privacy will be respected and protected by law.You really need to see a doctor about this. I'm sorry, but whenever there's puss and blood like that, you need to get it checked out. There could be an infection, and infections are not something to take lightly. Trust me, I made the same mistake as a teenager - I let a simple infected toenail go too long and I didn't see the right sort of doctor. I ended up with a bone infection that's taken up over half my life with complications, surgery, and even amputation.I'm not trying to scare you, I'm just trying to tell you that this has to be taken seriously. Your health is so important, because without your health, you have nothing. Please, go see a doctor, get this taken care of before it goes too far. I'm positive they'll be able to clear it up quickly, quietly, and privately. You'll be good as new in no time! But by delaying this, or trying to take care of it yourself, you risk complicating things that could prevent you from keeping this to yourself. If it gets worse, if the infection spreads, then you might just end up having to ask for help, and then you'll have to face more people knowing. Going to take care of it now before it gets worse is really the best option, both medically and emotionally.Take care of yourself, okay?
    HeatherShow 19 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please, please, please, please, please see a doctor before applying acne cream or any over-the-counter medications to the sores!!! Acne cream is especially powerful stuff and you really don't want to risk making it worse. Sweetie, I hate to say it, but trust me, the other poster was right - puss and blood equal cloudy red liquid. Any time there's puss, there's something serious going on. Please, go see a doctor!And don't worry, doctors won't tell your parents; if they do, they're in violation of confidentiality laws and you can press charges. Make sure you tell them that you want your privacy respected. You can demand to see their HIPAA pamphlets, which describe the legal policies of privacy protection, and those certainly apply to you. The law is on your side! You can even have it put in writing when you get to the appointment that you don't want them contacting your parents, you don't want them leaving messages, etc. Trust me, your privacy will be respected and protected by law. You really need to see a doctor about this. I'm sorry, but whenever there's puss and blood like that, you need to get it checked out. There could be an infection, and infections are not something to take lightly. Trust me, I made the same mistake as a teenager - I let a simple infected toenail go too long and I didn't see the right sort of doctor. I ended up with a bone infection that's taken up over half my life with complications, surgery, and even amputation.I'm not trying to scare you, I'm just trying to tell you that this has to be taken seriously. Your health is so important, because without your health, you have nothing. Please, go see a doctor, get this taken care of before it goes too far. I'm positive they'll be able to clear it up quickly, quietly, and privately. You'll be good as new in no time! But by delaying this, or trying to take care of it yourself, you risk complicating things that could prevent you from keeping this to yourself. If it gets worse, if the infection spreads, then you might just end up having to ask for help, and then you'll have to face more people knowing. Going to take care of it now before it gets worse is really the best option, both medically and emotionally. Take care of yourself, okay? Yes - well said!DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had this when I was your age. Mine were ingrown hairs caused by shaving. It's when the hair grows the wrong way and ends up inside the body. It took a long time for these to go away. If you're worried, go see your doctor. You have noting to be ashamed of.
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had this when I was your age. Mine were ingrown hairs caused by shaving. It's when the hair grows the wrong way and ends up inside the body. It took a long time for these to go away. If you're worried, go see your doctor. You have noting to be ashamed of. Yes this is what i meant by it being normal, i had the same thing from shaving. Ingrown hairs, but it doesn't hurt to ask because we don't see your bumps. I mean u need to see a dr. because MRSA and children your age in high school, thats a big thing now.
    Dr.Student101 11 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.