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Can yeast infection cause bumps on skin around labia + cuts? I was diagnosed with yeast infection, these symptoms appeared after. Could it be herpes?

Can yeast infection cause bumps on skin around labia + cuts? I was diagnosed with yeast infection, these symptoms appeared after. Could it be herpes?

Many possibilities: 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. Yeast and herpes can both cause these symptoms. A doctor should be able to tell the difference by looking. If not testing can be done ...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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No sex in about 30/days. 5 days ago I noticed some itching and burning in genitals. Today I am noticing cold symptoms and one cut on labia. Herpes?

No sex in about 30/days. 5 days ago I noticed some itching and burning in genitals. Today I am noticing cold symptoms and one cut on labia. Herpes?

It is possible.: Any STD can cause those symptoms though a "cut" on the labia may be herpetic ulcer. Go get yourself properly diagnosed and treated by a healthcare provider. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my left inner labia is it herpes it comes and goes?

I have a bump on my left inner labia is it herpes it comes and goes?

Possible: What you describe sounds suspicious for herpes, but the only way to know for sure is to see your doctor for an exam and cultures or biopsies, as indicted. ...Read more

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Have a 1" long scratch on the outside of labia minora. No sex. Not sure how it got there. Read that herpes can appear as scratches. Liklihood? Scared

Have a 1" long scratch on the outside of labia minora.  No sex. Not sure how it got there. Read that herpes can appear as scratches. Liklihood? Scared

Not herpes: No worries about herpes. You may be mixing up "scratch" with "itch". When people are diagnosed with genital herpes without previous symptoms, some remember they've had occasional genital itching, maybe unrecognized herpes outbreaks. Not the same as seeing a scratch. Maybe you scratched yourself while sleeping. You can't have genital herpes without having had sex. ...Read more

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Is herpes is the only diagnosis for bumps on labia minora?

Is herpes is the only diagnosis for bumps on labia minora?

No : It is possible that you have a small sebaceous cyst. These usually are asymptomatic unless they become infected or become really large. Also, bartholin's cyst can occur near the entrance of the vagina. Cysts usually occur from blocked ducts causing secretions to build up. The Best thing to do is to see your doctor if it does not improve or resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I want to know if herpes is the only diagnosis for bumps on labia minora?

I want to know if herpes is the only diagnosis for bumps on labia minora?

No: There are a few other possibilities. Warts, plugged pores, and other things. If the bumps have lasted several day and not ulcerated. It may not be herpes. See a doctor and find out. ...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. ...Read more

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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.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can follculitis be mistaken for herpes? If it's on the vagina on the labia?

Can follculitis be mistaken for herpes? If it's on the vagina on the labia?

Possible: It's possible, but if it's in the labia minora (smaller lips) or inside towards the vagina, there are no hair follicles here, so it's not likely to be folliculitis. ...Read more

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Sores on inner labia resulted in herpes diagnosis but bloods, swab negative. They're back. My skin has never scabbed or oozed. Is it herpes?

Sores on inner labia resulted in herpes diagnosis but bloods, swab negative. They're back. My skin has never scabbed or oozed. Is it herpes?

Could be: Early infections are sometimes missed in the blood. It is because we look for antibodies that have yet to form. The swab tests have gotten better but there was a high false negative rate. A serum hsv 1&2 igg may reveal your diagnosis now as opposed to when it first evolved. Good luck, maybe it'll be negative but it sure sounds like what you have. ...Read more

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Would a painful bump on labia majora be from herpes or cyst?

Would a painful bump on labia majora be from herpes or cyst?

Herpes simplex: Either is possible. Show this to a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore on the inside of my right labia, and on my clitoris. It's not herpes. What could it be?

I have a sore on the inside of my right labia, and on my clitoris. It's not herpes. What could it be?

How do you know?: There are many causes of genital ulcers including sexually transmitted infections (syphillis, herpes, lymphogranuloma venerum). Autoimmune disorders can also cause blistering rashes and ulcers like lupus and bechet's disease. Please have this checked by a dermatologist or gyn to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Will herpes cause swollen right labia majora?

Will herpes cause swollen right labia majora?

It can.: If this is your primary outbreak of herpes, it could cause a significant amount of tenderness and swelling. Please see your dermatologist for correct diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I get an occasional painful sore on my labia. I have been tested, it's not herpes. What could be the cause?

I get an occasional painful sore on my labia. I have been tested, it's not herpes. What could be the cause?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa (hi-drad-uh-ni-tis sup-u-ra-ti-va) is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions). The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences. The lesions can occur in the groin, armpits, and under the breasts. ...Read more

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I have a couple of small bumps on my labia, they don't hurt or itch, I haven't had sex in 4 months, could this be herpes? I'm worried

I have a couple of small bumps on my labia, they don't hurt or itch, I haven't had sex in 4 months, could this be herpes? I'm worried

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. Herpes is one possibility. Genital warts is another of the many possible causes. ...Read more

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How fast does acyclovir work on herpes? ;sensitive sores around my anus. My first initial one was on june 13, around the labia. Please help!

How fast does acyclovir work on herpes? ;sensitive sores around my anus. My first initial one was on june 13, around the labia.  Please help!

Not very fast.: If this is your second episode of genital herpes you should probably be treated with a daily suppressive dose. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more