A 28-year-old female asked:
could i have herpes? about three weeks ago the skin in my genital area as well as my inner thighs where itching. then, a week ago i felt like the inner part of my rt. thigh was bruised. two days ago i woke up and noticed one very small bump. it looks like
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joy Jackson answered
19 years experience Family Medicine
This : This definitely sounds like it could be a herpes lesion. The only way to be sure is to have your doctor or medical provider examine you when you have another lesion. At this time they will likely do a herpes culture. In conjunction with the culture, they may also do a blood test checking your body for exposure to the herpes virus. The testing will be for checking for exposure to herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2. Previously type 1 was thought to cause only fever blisters or cold sores, and type 2 genital herpes lesions. Now it is known that both types can can be found on genital or oral ulcerations. By visual examination, culture and blood tests a diagnosis of herpes can be made or excluded.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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