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What is painful genital blisters

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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It could be...: ...defined as some tiny transparent cysts of variable diameters usually with tender/painful reddish base, which is commonly related with herpetic skin... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
A few weeks: Sometimes a few months. It depends on severity.
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Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Infection: This is an infection, possibly sexually transmitted. I'd seek attention and avoid contact with others til resolved.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Skin nerves: The blisters hurt because they expose some of the tiny nerves in the skin. Some areas of the skin has more, or less, nerves than others. Also, some bl... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Possibly: Needs evaluation for appropriate diagnosis.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Concerning: What you describe is concerning for herpes. Friction should not cause blisters. Schedule a visit for STD testing.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Podiatry 43 years experience
Yes.: This is a fairly common reaction to cryotherapy. Check with your physician about further treatment.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Usually, not always: On dry skin, herpes lesions usually start as red bumps, within 1-2 days become blisters, then scabs that heal in 7-10 days. On moist surfaces (e.g. la... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: If being herpes at this stage, there would be no remedy to shorten its clinical course of 2-3 wks, but keeping the affected area as clean & dry as... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Genital herpes: Either HSV type can cause genital or oral herpes. (HSV1 and 2 are the names of the virus, not the place infected, i.e. oral vs genital.) Many HSV tran... Read More

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