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A 23-year-old female asked:

How can you tell the difference between a clogged gland in the vaginal area vs. genital herpes ?

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Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Vaginal sores: Usually herpes has associated burning pain with shallow ulcers--depressions or pits in the skin (often in crops), while a clogged gland is usually isolated, swollen and more tender to touch. Drainage and anti-biotics will relieve this while only time and anti-viral medication will help with herpes.

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Last updated Oct 30, 2017

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