What are the symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa?

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The symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa include hard, painful lumps under the skin that don't go away, pairs or clusters of blackheads, and red sores or bumps that may break open and leak pus. Sweating and burning may accompany these bumps and abscesses. These symptoms most often occur in the anal area, the groin, the armpits, under the breasts, and where skin rubs together.

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