Newark, NJ
A 27-year-old female asked:

I have 3 pimple like bumps on my labia minora they all look like a zit with a white head i thought it might be herpes, im really concerned. they dont itch no pain when urinating or otherwise , just hurts when i wipe when using the bathroom?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Maybe herpes: From your description, this could well be herpes. Not all herpes outbreaks are painful or itchy. See a doctor ASAP: testing is the only way to know for sure, and PCR or culture test for herpes is most accurate when done with 2-3 days of onset, and any more than 4-5 days often is too late. Good luck.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
I'm very worried that I may have herpes! I have two pimple like bumps on my left labia but it was hard to pop, no fluid and it bled... Is it herpes?
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
Need an exam: to answer this question. This can't be evaluated online, please make an appointment and good wishes.
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