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herpes on the labia majora

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not true: That is not true. Herpes can certainly grow in those areas.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
It can.: If this is your primary outbreak of herpes, it could cause a significant amount of tenderness and swelling. Please see your dermatologist for correct ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Either is possible. Show this to a doctor.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
38 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely Herpes.: A painless lesion of the genital area is not likely to be herpes because most herpes lesions are painful! There are other STD's to consider and you sh ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need examination: There are many reasons for labia bumps. Please provide a photo for us to better characterize and diagnose the bump.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Shanley
26 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The vagina is made up of lots of glandular tissue and super stretchy endothelial (skin) lining and is bumpy and ridged in many ways. If it were herpe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Labia wrinkled/swoll: I will advice to consult your gynecologist, it seems there may be nothing seriously wrong but it need to be examined to find out if it is abnormal and ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain: Herpetic lesions on penis can cause pain.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Typical side effect: This is a common side effect of imiquimod (Aldara) when it contacts healthy skin, especially thin moist skin or mucous membranes, like the labia minor ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
blocked sebacious : It is most probabely not herpes, it may be a blocked sebacious gland or a cyst.Wash with warm water when you take a bath and if it persists see your ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They can: itch.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bridget Berich
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Warm soaks: For relief, warm compresses and/or soaks will help. Apply a thin layer of neosporin or vaseline as a dressing. For soaks, i recommend a dilute domeb ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
??????: May or may not be. Herpes is usually painful with a few grouped vesicles but an inflammation of the base of a hair follicle may present like this.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatmen ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vulvar Bumps: The vulvar skin and other hairy area of your body suffer similar conditions. Acne, psoriasis, clogged hair follicles and glands can cause trouble in y ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Yeast infection: The symptoms you describe are classic for yeast infection. That often happens after taking antibiotics or from eating a high sugar diet. It is easy to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Treatment: If you're sure it's herpes, it can be treated with anti-herpes medication (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir), provided you start soon enough. T ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: See your doctor to get it diagnosed. It could be an infection.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: You have a bacterial infection, see your doctor immediately for antibiotic relief.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Ulcers - mechanical?: Although it's possible to have abrasions and ulcerations from vigorous sexual activity, I worry more about bacterial and viral infections. I would rec ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need evaluation: This could be a variety of things and best diagnosed by having your physician or a gynecologist evaluate the area. Would make an appointment
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No many causes : No there are manyncauses for bumps including papilloma virus or cysts but if you have been told you have herpes it has a very characteristic appearanc ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Get tested: Could be an std. Get tested and communicate any positive findings to your current and recent partners so they can get tested and avoid spreading the ... Read More

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