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Can one bump be herpes?

Can one bump be herpes?

Herpes simplex: Yes, one "bump" could conceivably be herpetic although this is unusual. You make no further description, so it is impossible to say what you specifically have, but if it keeps up and you are concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Can herpes be only one bump?

Can herpes be only one bump?

Herpes simplex: Possible but unusual. Also, a bump is not the usual manner in which herpes presents. It is a vesicle (blister) which breaks down and forms a shallow ulcer that is tender and painful. ...Read more

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I have one bump down there it doesn't hurt and the bump is hard. Is it herpes?

I have one bump down there it doesn't hurt and the bump is hard. Is it herpes?

Probably not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause firm bumps, and never causes any kind of bump that persists more than a day or two without changing quickly into blister/pimples and then open sores. The only STD that causes firm painless bumps is genital warts. If you continue in doubt about the cause of this, see a doctor soon for proper diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have 2 bumps on my upper inner thigh not that close each one is white the other is not they don't hurt that much is it herpes?

I have 2 bumps on my upper inner thigh not that close each one is white the other is not they don't hurt that much is it herpes?

Need to look at it: It is very hard to say exactly what it may be without looking at the bumps i wil; suggest you check with your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Had one painful bump above my clitorious last night, tried to pop it but nothing happened. Now looks like skin is missing. Could it be herpes?

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Had one painful bump above my clitorious last night, tried to pop it but nothing happened. Now looks like skin is missing. Could it be herpes?

Folliculitis v herpe: Check out http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/ & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/basics/definition/con-20020893 for info on genital herpes. Typically, diagnosis made based upon several (more than one) itchy painful blisters. Best to go see your Family Doc, Planned Parenthood or local STD clinic if concerned. Given grooming habits, perhaps just infected hair follicle. ...Read more

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I have one big raised bump in my pubic area and one or two small bumps but not in clusters what are the chances that this is herpes?

Doubt herpes, but...: This is not likely to be herpes, which generally does not cause sores in hairy areas, especially with the intitial HSV infection. And herpes rarely causes a "big raised bump" anywhere. I'm betting on pimples or folliculitis. But if you remain concerned, or if herpes seems possible because you are at risk for STD (e.g. new or unsafe partner), see a doctor or clinic. Better safe than sorry! ...Read more

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Noticed one single bump on ghe under side of penis and it was irritatiolng so i popped it and white puss came out. could it be herpes?

Noticed one single bump on ghe under side of penis and it was irritatiolng so i popped it and white puss came out. could it be herpes?

Not herpes: Almost certainly not herpes; sounds like a pimple. Herpes lesions are very superficial, not a red bump in the skin, and you can't squeeze out pus, And although recurrent herpes outbreaks can show up as single lesions (if you've had it a long time), the first infection almost always causes multiple superficial painful blisters and sores. So keep hands off, let it heal, and don't worry further. ...Read more

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I have been getting bumps on pubic hair area n was wondering what could cause it i don't believe it herpes because it only one here n one there?

Needs to be evaluate: When it comes to lumps and bumps you have to let your doctor take a look at them. Very hard to speculate without physical evaluation. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has 2 bumps on his penis one turned into a scab is that herpes because i'm scared.!

My boyfriend has 2 bumps on his penis one turned into a scab is that herpes because i'm scared.!

Only way to know: For certain is with proper exam and tests. It could also be some other kind of std or unrelated problem. Have him see his doctor asap. ...Read more