A 19-year-old female asked:
Today a bump appeared outer vagina(labia)been tested for herpes and it was negative but supposedly have high risk hpv, ogbyn didnt do pap smear because im 19, high risk doesnt mean genital warts right? could it just be a pimple? it looks like?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Probably it's just a pimple. Genital warts don't look at all like pimples. However, 50% of sexually active people your age test positive for HPV, so these two problems likely are unrelated. You probably had a Pap smear previously, when tested for HPV: that's the only situation in which women normally are tested for HPV. If in doubt about any of this, discuss with your doctor.
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Last updated Jan 1, 2022
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