A 18-year-old female asked:
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i'm not sure if i have hpv or herpes. the bumps don't look like either, and i've been tested for herpes before. also never got gardasil. ?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs eval: Time to get seen as this could be a variety of things including the two you mentioned. Another possibility is molluscum cantgiosum.
Answered on Apr 6, 2015
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
11 years experience General Practice
Herpes vs. HPV: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are viral infections that cause skin lesions. Herpes can appear on the mouth as cold sores (HSV1) or around genitals (HSV2). HPV can occur anywhere on the body. Herpes can cause ulcerated, black-ish lesions while HPV causes smooth round warts (see images). HPV does have a vaccine that (Gardasil) protects against some (not all) HPV strains.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Need an exam: The lesions of HSV are usually painful and appear as small blisters that ulcerate. HPV isn't painful nor does it form blisters that ulcerate. A quick look on Google Images should make it apparent to you if you have either. See your physician for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on Apr 6, 2015

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