This content is created by Healthgrades and brought to you by an advertising sponsor. With hidradenitis suppurativa HS , also known as acne inversa, tender lumps or nodules develop in areas when skin rubs against skin—the groin, armpits, buttocks, and upper thighs. Women, who are disproportionately affected by acne inversa, sometimes develop these lumps underneath their breasts. Often, the lumps break open, and a pus-like discharge drains out of the lesions.
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Living with a skin condition is the most difficult part of my life and sometimes that can be very upsetting. Living with a skin condition can be very embarrassing at times. Even though these events are out of our control, we still feel the need to withdraw and hide when we encounter certain situations. The embarrassment and shame that accompany many of my symptoms make me yearn to hide away, even from my own family. Any special accommodations we might need can add to feelings of isolation or make us feel worthless and burdensome. Life with a skin disease can be unpredictable at times.
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Hi there now im in my early twenties been single for two years, and i have recently been seing this amazing guy but im worried he will be put off by my condition HS, My ex learnt to about my body and was fine with it but when it comes to someone new it can be so embaressing and off putting. HS is a skin condition which leaves under arms, thighs and groin horrible to look at, im worried when it comes to it he will be put off and not see me anymore,. It's a hard question to answer really as only you can decide, I would be upfront with him before your feeling's get a lot stronger and if he feels strongly enough for you then he'll stand by you.
Doctors haven't pinpointed exactly what causes hidradenitis suppurativa HS , the chronic acne-like skin condition characterized by painful bumps under the skin that is estimated to impact between one and four percent of the population, according to the U. National Library of Medicine. However, we do know it's more likely to occur in women than it is in men.