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A 25-year-old female asked:

Had protected sex, having yeast like symptoms. only itching inthe vulvar. no abnormal disharge or burning during urination. only itching on inner labia. and redness. today i notice 2 small cuts inside the outer labia by the entrance (hole) could this be

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Herpes?: I am concerned that this is a herpes outbreak and not a yeast infection. Herpes often looks like small "cuts" or tears in the vaginal tissue. Itching, redness and irritation are all common symptoms. Yeast is a possibility but I would see an obgyn and ask to be evaluated for a possible herpes outbreak

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