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I found a spot in my pubic region approximately 2-3 months

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Hello, I found a spot in my pubic region approximately 2-3 months ago, I took no notice of it however it is still present. It is quite near to my penis, it does not cause any significant discomfort however, it does when pressed. I am very sexually active and I am worried that it might be a genital wart. Please help me.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

can you please upload a clear jpg photo of the area? do you see the add file link?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I pressed add files, they are png, will that still work?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Doctor, do the files appear? Thank you for responding to my question
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here is a JPEG version of the photo
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, I got the photos.

that looks like an ingrown hair follicle.

it doesn't look like a genital wart.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also had a blood test recently to check for any STD's, I am still awaiting results. Is there any risk of this spot being a genital wart? and would you recommend going to get this checked upon further? If it is just an ingrown hair I am very happy but I am still worried
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it sounds like you have a lot of anxiety and will continue to worry until you see a doctor

you should try exfoliating soaps in the area and try a warm compresses or hot towel on the area a few times a day. that may help.

it doesn't look like a genital wart.

you can see a doctor at any time. I suspect they will say it is an ingrown hair follicle. and not a genital wart.

you don't have to be worried.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just one last question, would a blood test be able to detect if it is a genital wart?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you can have blood test to check for antibodies to HPV virus in your body

HPV or human papilloma virus is the virus which causes genital wart

but HPV is not a life long virus and your body can clear it in 1- 2 years.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay, thank you doctor, I shall give you an excellent rating. Have a great day.