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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!

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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Bump on my upper inner labia minora. It started off as a hard small bump, and I kept messing with it and it has become bigger. Herpes?

Bump on my upper inner labia minora. It started off as a hard small bump, and I kept messing with it and it has become bigger. Herpes?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. We need to see what it is you are referring to before any treatment options can be discussed. An Obgyn should be able to provide some direction after visualizing the area.

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I by chance noticed a hard bump in my linner labia minora when I was wiping, it doesn't hurt or itch, could that be herpes? I'm scared.

I by chance noticed a hard bump in my linner labia minora when I was wiping, it doesn't hurt or itch, could that be herpes? I'm scared.

Bartholin cyst: What you described suggests blockage of the duct of a gland. There is no urgency, and you can wait to discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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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?

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?

Need an exam: To answer this question. This can't be evaluated online, please make an appointment and good wishes.

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Can clamidyia cause pea sized hard bumps on the inner lip at the bottom closer to my but or did my ex give me herpes too?

Can clamidyia cause pea sized hard bumps on the inner lip at the bottom closer to my but or did my ex give me herpes too?

Exam: Cannot be diagnosed without a pelvic exam and cultures. I assume if you have been treated for Chlamydia, you have had unprotected sexual intercourse. I suggest a full STD workup and evaluation.

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There was a tiny bump on my penis. It was very hard to see. It was easy to pop and white came out like a zit. Is it herpes?

There was a tiny bump on my penis. It was very hard to see. It was easy to pop and white came out like a zit. Is it herpes?

Bump on penis: Herpes is painful, with clusters of blisters. Blisters can be internal, and not seen. What you describe is not typical of herpes. But some nodules and bumps can be other sexually transmitted diseases. I.e. HPV, or small nodules from syphilis, and others. It is ALWAYS best to get tested, or you may not know you have something. Men are frequently not symptomatic in any way. You can test anonymously

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Would herpes only breakout on where the pubic hair is? I have hard bumps that hurt and when they burst it bleeds and has a brown discharge

Would herpes only breakout on where the pubic hair is? I have hard bumps that hurt and when they burst it bleeds and has a brown discharge

Herpes: Herpes can break out anywhereinfection. What you are describing doesn't sound like herpes but a skin infection. You should see a dermatologist they can calm this problem down and help prevent future scarring.

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Does herpes ever start as a hard bump under the skin before surfacing? I have what seems to be a bump under the skin of the lip of my vagina.

Does herpes ever start as a hard bump under the skin before surfacing? I have what seems to be a bump under the skin of the lip of my vagina.

It is possible...: ... however, a physical exam, blood test, and herpes viral culture will be required to make a definitive diagnosis. Typically, herpes lesions are fluid-filled (called vesicles), may ulcerate, then crust-over becoming more hard. So, it depends on the stage of your lesion. See your doctor for a physical exam or schedule a virtual consult with me for a more thorough evaluation of your symptoms.

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I tested negative for STDs and herpes. Could my boyfriend still have it? He has few hard white bumps on his shaft and several bumps on the penis head.

I tested negative for STDs and herpes. Could my boyfriend still have it? He has few hard white bumps on his shaft and several bumps on the penis head.

Possibly: If he has not been tested, he should be tested also. There is a small possiblity if a false negative or that he has an infection that you have not picked up yet. As far as the white bumps, they may be normal. However, he should be evaluated to be sure.

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I got a hard bump on the roof of my mouth and then it was soft and slightly painfull pus came out of it and it healed now its back same place. Herpes?

I got a hard bump on the roof of my mouth and then it was soft and slightly painfull pus came out of it and it healed now its back same place. Herpes?

Mouth pustule: The fact that your roof of mouth hard bump softened and drained pus argues strongly for a pustule (bacterial infection) rather than an herpetic sore. But then again the fact that you now have the bump back again in the same area makes recurrent herpetic sores a possibility. You should see your internist so that the sore can be visualized and treated.

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My partner has white bumps scattered on whole underside of penis shaft. Not red or skin colour just white. Filled but not liquid. Hard. Herpes or HPV?

My partner has white bumps scattered on whole underside of penis shaft. Not red or skin colour just white. Filled but not liquid. Hard. Herpes or HPV?

Only the MD knows: "Only the shadow knows" was an old script line from a TV program, and we are "shadow" doctors in this forum. In other words, your partner needs to see a live MD and have the "bumps" assessed as to origin for accuracy in diagnosis.

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Tiny single pink bump upper inner thigh crease. No tingling, pain, burning. Firm n slightly tender when pressed. An online doc from overseas said "herpes? "

Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions usually occur in clusters, begin as vesicles (blisters), are often quite tender and painful, break down and form shallow ulcers. Without seeing these impossible to diagnose, but this doesn't sound anything like herpes simplex.

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I have a red bump on the shaft of my penis and its hard, not painful unless pinched and I managed to remove some puss. Is this genital herpes?

I have a red bump on the shaft of my penis and its hard, not painful unless pinched and I managed to remove some puss. Is this genital herpes?

Maybe: See your doctor and get a correct diagnosis. You may need treatment and if it is an std you will need to alert your partner.