Ask the Nurse

I just left my local hospital a few hours ago, my reason for being there was because I was experiencing burning and horrific pain in my pubic area. A week ago I had shaved and after a few weeks ingrown hairs started to appear. I used coconut oil to stop the sting but it only lasts for a second. I’m scared to pee because it burns every time I go. There is also a sore in the area between my butt that stings and it is very swollen. I feel horrible from this and the ingrown hairs. In addition, I haven’t been able to poop either. It’s really hard to move under these conditions. The hospital gave me a quick assessment and told me to put a cream on it and that was the best they could do. Should I go to a different hospital for a second opinion or should I just do what this hospital tells me? I’m still in so much pain.

You need to see your local physician and/or local emergency room. You need to be checked for a bladder infection and given therapy for the constipation. We do not recommend shaving pubic hair due to infection risks.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse

May 10, 2017 at 12:49pm