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A 30-year-old member asked:

I have bumps sometimes very painful on my outer labia. one doc told me it's just lots of blackheads down there & another said genital warts. help plz?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Testing: I am not sure if those who told actually looked at your bumps. If that was just an assumption without actual exam, you must have one. Herpes will normally present with painful blister like lesions. If fresh, the fluid inside can be taken for culture and the diagnosis of herpes can be verified. Blackheads can be "squeezed out" and therefore diagnosed on the spot.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Sample the lesion: A discrepancy of this order is settled by taking a biopsy. Any distress cause by the procedure would be great improvement in your current status as a patient with no diagnosis.

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