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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have a small oval shape ulcer-like sore on the lips of my vagina. it is not bumpy or a blister. it is smooth but has a white center. is this herpes?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Sounds like it: This definitely fits the description for herpes. A viral culture is the definitive test, but if i were you i would see doctor today and get started on some Acyclovir so you can help stem the outbreak and get tested at the same time. If culture comes back negative, then you can stop the drug, but at least you're starting to protect yourself. Be sure to discuss with any relevant partners too, .
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