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Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Need an exam: to answer this question. This can't be evaluated online, please make an appointment and good wishes.

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A female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely. : Herpes isn't a bump but a tender sore. You can't pop herpes.
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Dr. Shirlene Moten
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not Likely!: What you are describing is not characteristic of genital heres. Genital herpes, a sexually transmitted disease, is caused by the herpes simplex virus ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Purulence: It does not sound as if these were due to herpes genitalis, but without being able to see the lesions and examine you and obtain more history there is ... Read More
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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Check results: If your MD did a culture, then he or she was suspicious. You will need to wait for the results, although sometimes the culture can miss it. When the r ... Read More
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 female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Follicultis: It sounds more like folliculitis, which is an infection of the hair follicles and may need a course of antibiotics to resolve. Herpes generally appea ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sebaceous cysts: Some women get sebaceous cysts, small lumps of fat tissue, or epidermal inclusion cysts, small lumps of skin tissue, under the skin. These usually ne ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not herpes: On moist surfaces like the labia minor, herpes lesions typically break within a few hours; often the blister itself is never seen, just an open sore. ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Appearance/numbers: Primary herpes will usually appear as a cluster of small,thin walled blisters.A pimple or pustule usually comes up in one at a time with a thick wall ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pimple: You likely had an ingrown hair or pimple. Herpes tends to have multiple small vesicles (bubbles) with surround redness not a single lesion.

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