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Tailfeather

Can cutting youself while shaving turn into an OB?

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Tailfeather

I had my first OB in november, and I was miserable! It was really, really painful. As I am new to this, I don't know if this sounds illogical, but here it is:

About a week ago, I cut myself down there while shaving. It started out as a regular cut, and I figured it would heal in a couple of days as always. It hasn't. Instead it is now yellowish. I am not able to see whether it is a bump or not, but it is not at all in the same spot as my first.

I am also in the first days of my period, and I was told that the difference in hormones etc. could trigger an OB at that time.

Could this be an OB? I have meds lying around, I just don't wanna take them if I don't need to.

Thanks!

Oh, and administrators are welcome to move this thread if I put it the wrong place ;-)

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WarriorKing

Cuts themselves don't "cause" outbreaks. I have read that many women have their periods as an outbreak trigger.

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fullofregret

Have you noticed any swelling or redness around the cut? Has it gotten more painful? If so, I'd be a bit worried about infection if the cut has turned to a yellowish color. Good luck!

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