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Is it likely that herpes would form a line along the inner labia or could the bumps just be blocked sebaceous glands? no pain unless touched.

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Tender or painful bumps could be herpes. Sebaceous glands aren't usually painful.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2015

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