I first want to start off by saying that I'm not sure where to post this, so I'm putting it in miscellaneous. It's not an STD (I don't think), but it is in an area that is affecting those kinds of things...I'll get to the point.
A couple to a few weeks ago, I was taking a shower and found a surprisingly large lump in my bikini zone. I kind of expected it, since I woke up with the familiar discomfort of pseudo-folliculitis that I had had a few months before. I knew the drill- wear as loose of clothing as possible and be careful in the area.
It seemed to go away pretty quickly, and was almost gone when I ran out of clean underwear of the less constricting variety. I didn't have a chance to do laundry until later that day, and when I finally got to change, I had lost a lot of progress. This was 5 days ago, and it's somehow even seemed to get worse since. I tried icing it at one point, but it hasn't been helping much. Now, it is longer than my thumbnail in roughly an elliptical shape and a kind of purple. There is also a ring of white, which appears to be dead skin (from icing probably?).
Anyway, this has gone on for a while, and I haven't shaved anything since...it's quite painful and I feel very not sexy right now...if anyone has tips for the future to avoid this (I apparently have really sensitive skin) or how to treat it without going to another doctor, it would be insanely helpful.
Looks like pseudo-folliculitis....
A large lump longer than a thumbnail doesn't sound to me like pseudofolliculitis. I don't know what it is, so I think you really should see a doctor to find out.