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A 21-year-old female asked:

How can i tell if its herpes or ingrown hair i have a red bump on the top of my vagina. today i popped it and it was like a popping a black head ?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Ingrown hair: You ask a good question and any painful lump or bump on the vagina warrants examination, however this is more likely an infected hair follicle/ingrown hair/folliculitis given that herpes tends to look like a small, clear, fluid filled blister with red patches. hope that helps. Keep the area clean and dry.
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