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Well if my bumps around labial area are herpes they should have hair inside of it, so I don't think so what could it be then?

Well if my bumps around labial area are herpes they should have hair inside of it, so I don't think so what could it be then?

Herpes has no hair: Herpes bumps contain multiple clear or reddened vesicles and are very painful when they first appear. In other words, herpes lesions are "bald". If you really want to know what it is, call a MD for an exam. ...Read more

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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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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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Can herpes vesicles have hair growing out the middle of them? Or would the hair fall away where the bumps were growing?

Can herpes vesicles have hair growing out the middle of them? Or would the hair fall away where the bumps were growing?

Let me explain: If the lesion was in a hair-bearing area, folliculitis probably is statistically more likely than herpes. Folliculitis (basically, a pimple) tends to deeper in the skin, like most pimples, whereas herpes lesions are quite superficial, sort of sitting "on" rather than "in" the skin. ...Read more

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I have three or four kinda itchy bumps around pubic hair and when one goes away another one appears, been tested for for herpes and clean?

I have three or four kinda itchy bumps around pubic hair and when one goes away another one appears, been tested for for herpes and clean?

Hair Follicle: Probably what is called folliculitis. An inflammation/infection at the base of a hair/hair follicle. Might need a virtual consult and furnish a photo. An app for at least iPhone called Magnificent produces great magnified or micro photos. RJ ...Read more

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Three days ago I noticed four bumps around my pubic hair region and they itch a little buy not a lot and just last night they bust is this herpes?

Three days ago I noticed four bumps around my pubic hair region and they itch a little buy not a lot and just last night they bust is this herpes?

Herpes simplex: That is possible, but without being able to examine these there is no way in which they can be diagnosed over the internet. Go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.

Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.

Not herpes: This partly duplicates my previous reply to the same question, which included "...genital herpes is not a likely cause of 'isolated red bumps on thighs', and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes." Herpes lesions rarely if ever can "have hairs coming out". This is a sign of folliculitis, not herpes. And the thigh is an uncommon site for herpes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I get very scared when I see a bump in my genital area, how can I tell the difference between ingrown hairs and genital herpes?

I get very scared when I see a bump in my genital area, how can I tell the difference between ingrown hairs and genital herpes?

Herpes: Ingrown hairs don't usually burn or itch, and genital herpes blisters do. If you have any question at all about what you see on yourself, please see your physician. ...Read more

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