Question by marie: Molluscum contagiosum?
I noticed bumps all over my pubic area and the doctor told me I have molluscum contagiosum. And it seems that the bumps are getting way bigger and really red. I’m really freaking out and I can’t stop stressing about it. Is it a big deal?
Answer by Jolene F
It is not a big deal, and will eventually go away.
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection in adults that can be sexually transmitted or spread through skin-to-skin contact. Molluscum contagiosum in children is common and results from close contact with other children who have the infection. The lesions are smooth, round, pearly lumps with a central core. There is usually a number of lesions present and can be on located or around the genitals and other areas of the body.
Treatment is available, although MC is a mild, harmless, self-limiting infection that will eventually clear up on its own, although it may take a few months.
You may wish to consider testing for other sexually transmitted infections.
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