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Icon 1 posted      Profile for Kim_S     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post worried about something. ive had a bump in my "personal area" for a few days. and the past like 3 days its been extremely painful. i cant sit down unless im like sitting on my lower back. and it hurts to walk or move or do anything. its huge and red. i figured maybe it was just a pimple cuz after a while it got like a whitehead but i tried to pop it and the white stuff was apparently on the top of the bump. and the bump is still there. and now the top of it is hard. i dont know what to do. ive had stuff like this before, ever since i started having sex. (i havent had sex since april 16th) but that stuff just went away. but this ones not, its getting more and more painful. and i cant go to school cuz i cant sit down. which means ima have to tell my mom about it and then go see the gyno who i hate. and shell ask if i had sex and shell tell me my mom cuz shes like that. and then shell do tests, which will hurt, and ill end up having some kind of disease. but if it doesnt go away or stop hurting by tomorrow ima hafta tell my mom. i cant sit down, i dont have a choice. i dont know what to do. i started putting this cream on it today. its a cream i had for my staff infection and my rash. i figured it works for everything else...idk what to do!!!
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First thing's first: Don't aggrivate the bump. That makes it worse. It can be a lot of things. A pimple, a swollen glad, etc.

It is best if you see a doctor about this. Can you request a new doctor? Also be aware that the doctor cannot, by law, discuss any of your sexual history with your mother. There are laws that protect you as a patient.

The doctor is there for you. Has your doctor given you reason to distrust her in the past?

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i dont aggravate it. i just thought it was a pimple so i tried to pop it. and i put the cream on it. i cant request a new doctor. i told my mom i wanted a new doctor and she said shed try to find one before my next appointment. i have an appointment in october for birth control. i started using the patch in like september last year or something and then i switched to the shot in april. which is y i dont like this doctor. she doesnt seem to care about her patient. the shot makes me sick. within 5 minutes after she gives it to me i throw up and get a few hives. i feel a little sick for that day and then im fine after that. it happened with my first 2 shots. i should get a 3rd shot in october. but because i get sick she wont let me use the shot anymore. which i dont think its a problem that i get sick. the shot still works effectively and with no other side effects except as soon as i get it. and it really is the best method for me. and i cant just stop using it. cuz i use it to help with my period. but then i started having sex and it worked for that too. but i stopped having sex. so i could stop. but thats not the only reason i had it. but she made me feel like it was my fault that i was getting sick and she just seemed all mean about it and made me feel really bad. so i dont like her. shes not one of those friendly kind of people. and ive been told u need to trust ur doctor and like them. and i dont. and i know shes legally not supposed to say anything, i just have a feeling she would. and even if i did tell her i was having sex shed want to run STD tests and stuff which would show up on the insurance and my mom would find out. and since im not 18 i think she would tell and say im not an adult. i know shes not supposed to...and when i first went there they made me sign a paper saying they can release my medical information to my mom. they wouldnt see me unless i signed it. so wouldnt that say they could tell her? could this bump be an STD or STI or something? i havent had sex since april and i cant remember having any problem since then. if i did i would have posted something on here about it. thanks.
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That is still aggravating it; you SHOULDN'T pop pimples, because that can lead to a nasty infection, something you don't want. Best to let regular pimples go down on their own.

The doctor you are going to now doesn't sound like someone you should stick with. Period. Too, we encourage honesty with parental units, so it does no good to try and hide everything from your mother. Your health is important, and if this IS something to be worried about, than you certainly don't want to let it go because you can't tell you mom. So I'd definetely encourage you to say something to mom about this.

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