Skin Conditions Below the Waist

Skin conditions below the waist may or may not be cause for alarm.
Bumps or lumps in your genital area are usually the result of ingrown hairs or razor burn from shaving.
Cysts are common lumps below the epidermis that can be filled with pus, air, fluid, or other material.
Boils are painful lesions caused by bacterial infection and commonly appear in the groin, buttocks, and waist.
Skin tags are flesh-colored growths and are more of a cosmetic issue rather than a health concern.
Angiomas are growths of small blood vessels caused by aging.
Mollusca are painless, pearl-like lesions that form after infection from a virus.
Genital warts are tiny, fleshy growths that usually develop around the penis in men or around the vaginal entrance in women.
Keratosis pilaris are tiny, rough bumps made up of dead skin cells that tend to mostly appear on the buttocks and front thighs.
Folliculitis resembles acne pimples or crusty sores and results when hair follicles become infected and inflamed.
Syphilis is a highly contagious sexually-transmitted disease (STD) in which sores develop on the penis, vulva, anus, rectum, lips, or mouth.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that produces painful, fluid-filled sores on the rectum, genitals, and, potentially, on the mouth.
Skin cancers are growths that come in different colors, sizes, and shapes and are primarily caused by excess sun exposure.
Lichen sclerosus is a long-term skin condition that appears as tiny white spots that grow into bigger patches.

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Reviewed by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Skin Conditions Below the Waist: Rashes, Bumps, & Lumps

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