Hidradenitis Suppurativa | Symptoms

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How can I tell if I have hidradenitis suppurativa?

Symptoms of hydradenitis suppurativa include one or more red bumps that are painful. The bumps get bigger, become inflamed and leak pus. The bumps usually appear in areas where hair grows, such as the groin, armpits or between the buttocks. They can also appear in areas where the skin rubs together such as between the thighs or under the breasts in women. Hidradenitis suppurativa can also cause itching and a foul odor in the affected area.

 If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 07/06

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