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A 21-year-old female asked:

I recently, 5 days ago had anal sex with my partner. it hurts badly. but not as bad as before. i feel some skin swollen around the area. i'm also on my period to , so i have period pains. and i have little bumps around my vagina that hurts. in the beginni

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Herpes?: This might be nothing more than physical irritation, especially of the anal area. However, the symptoms also sound suggestive of new herpes. See a doctor or clinic ASAP; if herpes, diagnosis is easiest and treatment most effective the earlier you are seen. Good luck!

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