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Q. I found bumps on my pubic area, are they molluscum?

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Dr. Rashmi Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 25, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I have had molluscum on my pubic area and my doctor said that was cleared a month ago. Today, I found two small bumps, which are 1 mm or lesser than that. One is yellowish brown in color and another one is pink in color. It might have a hair coming out of the side, but I am not sure. I am attaching the photo. Could either of them be molluscum? Please explain me.

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

One of the lesions looks like milia, obstruction of sweat duct, which is very close differential of molluscum contagiosum (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

Another lesion just looks like pseudofolliculitis. Both of them have very less chance of spreading.

Do not worry about them. You can get the milia removed at any day.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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Thank you doctor,

About the pink one, you said it looked like pseudofolliculitis. But, I do not shave my pubic area. So, is this possible? Please explain me.

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, it is possible. Coarse hair can grow inward and give rise to pseudofolliculitis.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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