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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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What kind of bumps are herpes bumps?

What kind of bumps are herpes bumps?

Tiny blisters: Herpes lesions usually start as a burning or tingling in the skin even before a visible lesion develops. Tiny vesicles, or blisters, form and rupture in a few days, leaving a weeping crater that oozes clear fluid. Firm solid modules are more likely genital warts. ...Read more

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Razor bumps vs herpes. How can you tell them apart especially when there on the guys balls?

Razor bumps vs herpes. How can you tell them apart especially when there on the guys balls?

See Below: Razor bumps should look like little red bumps. Herpes should look like a clear blister with a red base I have included a picture for your reference. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How would you know the difference between razor bumps or herpes on the bikini line?

How would you know the difference between razor bumps or herpes on the bikini line?

Herpes or razor burn: Herpes generally wouldn't be located in the bikini line. It really looks quite a bit different from razor burn. So having an exam is the best way to be sure which you have. Or perhaps it's neither and something else altogether. Being examined is the best option. You can also upload a picture into this site if you want a private conversation and opinion about it. ...Read more

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Could you mistake a razor bump for herpes outbreak?

Could you mistake a razor bump for herpes outbreak?

A trained : Gynecologist will usually send a herpes culture when encountering any suspicious lesions... Most gynecologists known what a razor bump looks like becuase they perform so many exams. If your provider is unsure, they will send a culture. ...Read more

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If neosporin makes pain/bumps go away on vagina lips, then is it still possible the bumps were herpes related?

If neosporin makes pain/bumps go away on vagina lips, then is it still possible the bumps were herpes related?

Neosporin/Herpes: Yes. Herpes will outbreaks fade on their own without treatment, but may always recur in the future. Neosporin likely had nothing to do with improving anything there. If the bumps return, see a dermatologist during your outbreak and they can perform a simple skin scraping and confirm if it is herpes or not. Then make recommendations on how to control outbreaks. ...Read more

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Could just a bump lead to herpes?

Could just a bump lead to herpes?

Herpes simplex: Yes. Herpetic eruptions can present initially as a small "bump" but quickly become a vesicle (blister) and then open and form a shallow very painful and tender ulcer. ...Read more

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What are shaving bumps compared to herpes and hpv bumps.?

What are shaving bumps compared to herpes and hpv bumps.?

All different: Shaving bumps (folliculitis): Shaved areas only (obviosly), red bumps, some pimple-like, often a hair visible in the center. Warts are painless, non itchy bumps, often firm or quite hard. Herpes: initial red bump becoming blister then open sore over a few days, then healing with scabs. Initial herpes and warts usually on genitals per se, e.g. labia minor, vaginal opening. But see MD if uncertain. ...Read more

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Itching Inside and around vagina have small bumps and feel sore wit a larger bump is this herpes?

Itching Inside and around vagina have small bumps and feel sore wit a larger bump is this herpes?

Herpes: There really is no substitute for a pelvic exam and std testing in this case. Herpes usually hurts, but doesn't itch. It sounds like you might gace more than one thing going on. No sex until you figure it out and get treated. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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I had protected sex (condom) and unprotected oral 8 days ago. Now I noticed a red area between my leg and groin. No bumps just red. Herpes?

I had protected sex (condom) and unprotected oral 8 days ago. Now I noticed a red area between my leg and groin. No bumps just red. Herpes?

Probably not herpes: Herpes doesn't behave like this -- both the type of rash and location are wrong. This sounds more like jock itch or a superficial bacterial infection, or just irritation from sweat, body secretions, etc. See a doctor if it doesn't clear up or you remain concerned, but I'm sure this is no STD or any other infection from the recent sexual exposure. ...Read more

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I kissed a guy Friday at noon and then Saturday afternoon my lip is swollen on the left side and has bumps. Is it Herpes or an allergic reaction?

I kissed a guy Friday at noon and then Saturday afternoon my lip is swollen on the left side and has bumps. Is it Herpes or an allergic reaction?

Allergic to a kiss?: A picture would certainly help us here please, since there are thousands of reasons for lip swelling. Sorry, but it would be inaccurate at best to hazard a guess as to your cause at this point. ...Read more

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I think i have a yeast infection. Area outside vagina is Irritated white discharge and I itched it and there were little white bumps. Is it herpes?

I think i have a yeast infection. Area outside vagina is Irritated white discharge and I itched it and there were little white bumps. Is it herpes?

Yeast? Herpes?: From your description, this sounds more like yeast than herpes. However, it is not possible to know for sure without professional examination. See a doctor ASAP -- if it's herpes, accurate diagnosis is easier and treatment most effective the earlier it is done. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are the bumps in the back herpes?

Are the bumps in the back herpes?

Your back?: Herpes simplex usually doesn't cause bumps. You can have the lesions evaluated by a dermatologist or your physician for accurate diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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Are all bumps on your lips herpes?

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Are all bumps on your lips herpes?

All: All bumps on the lips are not herpes but it can be one of the concern that will require you to consult a dermatologist. There are many causes which cause bumps on the lips which may include simple reasons such as allergy to some foods, sunburn, bacterial infection, acne, even possibility of cancerous lesion in smokers, or benign growth lesions such as sebaceous hyperplasia. ...Read more

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Have a spot on my thigh that has bumps I do have herpes II could it be that?

Have a spot on my thigh that has bumps I do have herpes II could it be that?

Probably not herpes: Although recurrent herpes outbreaks can occur on the thigh, most skin problems like this are not herpes. But see a doctor to check it out. ...Read more