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I have blisters but very small. I do not think its herpes. I tried to pick them. They keep recurring. I do not know what they are.

I have blisters but very small. I do not think its herpes. I tried to pick them. They keep recurring. I do not know what they are.

Sounds like herpes: The only way in which you can get a definitive diagnosis is to have a doctor look at these, possibly a dermatologist. Without being able to see them and ask questions it would only be a guess. Hope this helps. ...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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I recenty shaved my vag and I scartched it the other night and woke up with a small blister where I scratched is this herpes?

I recenty shaved my vag and I scartched it the other night and woke up with a small blister where I scratched is this herpes?

Herpes: You can reactivate herpetic eruptions with trauma, but without seeing the lesion have no accurate way in which to answer your question. If this gets worse, suggest you see a doctor and have it examined. ...Read more

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I have a small blister on my pubic region, which felt like there was fluid inside. Could this be herpes?

I have a small blister on my pubic region, which felt like there was fluid inside. Could this be herpes?

Probably Not: Herpes is usually a cluster of blisters that are painful, not 1 blister. Most likely you have a boil or a drug eruption. A medical professional could help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small brown blister on my vagina it feels a little hard is it herpes?

I have a small brown blister on my vagina it feels a little hard is it herpes?

Well: Could be herpes or an abscess or something similar. This requires an exam by a doctor to diagnose and treat you try Healthtap visit with pictures and video or see a doctor in person ...Read more

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I have this foul odor and small blisters on my penis what is the percentage that it could be herpes?

I have this foul odor and small blisters on my penis what is the percentage that it could be herpes?

Very high: Blisters are very likely herpes. Foul odor may come from bacterial infection from broken down herpes skin lesion. ...Read more

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Small cluster of blisters/sores on eyelid. Herpes?

Small cluster of blisters/sores on eyelid. Herpes?

Shingles???: First condition that comes to mind is possible shingles, a re-activation of the chicken pox that commonly effects that particular nerve branch. Definitely need to go in and be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a couple small clear bubbles or blisters on my lips that do not hurt at all. I can't even feel them. Could it be herpes?

I have a couple small clear bubbles or blisters on my lips that do not hurt at all. I can't even feel them. Could it be herpes?

Maybe: In general herpes is very painful. However, it varies depending on the stage that you notice them. At the vesicular stage or bubbles, they may not hurt as much but when they turn into blisters, they are very painful as the nerve endings are exposed. If they are already blistering and still non-painful, they are probably not herpes but another infections or condition altogether. ...Read more

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A small red dot turned into itchy blisters. It's a perfect circle and has not spread. The circle has only got bigger. I don't feel it is herpes zoster?

A small red dot turned into itchy blisters. It's a perfect circle and has not spread. The circle has only got bigger. I don't feel it is herpes zoster?

You're right-: It's good to keep a broad list of diagnosis- the red dot that became blistery may be a vesicle or shingles. However, there is much more than one vesicle. Other considerations- bedbug bite, tick bite, contact dermatitis, and others. Contact your doctor and discuss your findings- it will help him/her alot. ...Read more

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Hi, there is a small white piece of skin, almost resembling a blister, but not quite on the bottom section of my virginal area. It's not herpes. As I was tested. I recently had sex, and it was dry. After which I noticed it. The sore reassembles a flat dry

Hi, there is a small white piece of skin, almost resembling a blister, but not quite on the bottom section of my virginal area. It's not herpes. As I was tested. I recently had sex, and it was dry. After which I noticed it. The sore reassembles a flat dry

Venereal wart.: A dry flat sore that looks like white skin in the genital area could be another type of STD known as venereal wart caused by human papilloma virus. A negative test for herpes cannot rule out all other STD's. Visit your doctor to find out what to do. ...Read more

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I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

Get checked: There is no way to know without being examined. You can request a private chat on this site and submit a photograph of the lesions if you want a better opinion about it. ...Read more

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I have a small blister or a boil on my lower lip. It is painless. Can it be herpes by any chance?

I have a small blister or a boil on my lower lip. It is painless. Can it be herpes by any chance?

Not necessarily: This could be a clogged oil duct, an insect bite, trauma, a mucocele (which is a benign bulge in the lip tissue), OR herpes. It is less likely to be herpes since it is painless (herpes is usually tingly or painful), but I would have a doctor look at it and possibly culture it to know for sure. ...Read more

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Cluster of 4 small blisters on wrist, no pain or itching, nothing ever around genitals, could it be genital herpes?

Very unlikely: Neither HSV2 (the usual cause of genital herpes) nor HSV1 (almost all oral herpes) is likely to involve the wrist. Herpes zoster (shingles) is the only herpes infection that would do this. See your doctor if more lesions appear or if it becomes painful, or if you otherwise remain concerned. ...Read more

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Just under penis head/on shaft, looks like a small water blister the skin tears a bit not bleeding, neg herpes test, treated for balanitis w/no change?

Just under penis head/on shaft, looks like a small water blister the skin tears a bit not bleeding, neg herpes test, treated for balanitis w/no change?

Doubt herpes or STD: It's impossible to guess about the cause of this, but I agree this doesn't sound like herpes or any other STD. The large majority of genital skin problems aren't STDs. The doctor or clinic treating your balanitis is by far in the best position to figure this out and give reliable advice. Good luck with it. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with herpes 1 and indeterminacy herpes 2. Married. Have small cut like blister outside vagina. Is this herpes or another std.

Diagnosed with herpes 1 and indeterminacy herpes 2. Married. Have small cut like blister outside vagina. Is this herpes or another std.

See details: Herpes can have a variety of appearances including cut like blisters. If they recur in similar areas and last a few days, it is consistent with herpes. If you have no other reason for the blister such as scratching or shaving then is probably is. See your GYN to confirm. ...Read more

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I have small blister like bumps on my lower abdomen right around my waistline, not herpes, maybe shingles? I am 24 years old help this time is #3!

I have small blister like bumps on my lower abdomen right around my waistline, not herpes, maybe shingles? I am 24 years old help this time is #3!

Herpes zoster: Shingles is a secondary eruption by the virus which causes chickenpox. It is like a squatter, in that once in your body it does not go away and may recur repeatedly. It usually occurs in the distribution of a single nerve root and does not cross the midline, involving only one side of the body. Your lesions should be seen by a doctor and diagnosed before trying to plan management. ...Read more

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Ok so I have 1 dime sized watery non painful blister on my penis then I have clusters of clear small pimples that are on the my shaft is that herpes?

Ok so I have 1 dime sized watery non painful blister on my penis then I have clusters of clear small pimples that are on the my shaft is that herpes?

Possibly: Herpes usually hurt/itch and look like a small bubble. Other possible infections include: genital warts, molluscum contagiosum, hiv (viral), balanitis (yeast), tinea cruxis (fungal), syphilis (bacterial). The bumps could be an allergic reaction or a normal finding, pearly penile papules. Get examined and be tested for STDs asap. Urine, blood, saliva, skin scraping samples are used, not penile swabs. ...Read more

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Very painful fluid-filled blisters surrounding entire mouth. Doctor said didn't look like typical herpes simplex1. Noticed 2 small blisters on forearm?

Need biopsy: The base of these needs to be scraped and examined under the microscope for cells with inclusion bodies. Hand foot and mouth disease usually has a maculopapular rash caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family. Commonly Coxsackievirus A16 and Enterovirus 71 but these are seldom painful. See a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a small oval shape ulcer-like sore on the lips of my vagina. It is not bumpy or a blister. It is smooth but has a white center. Is this herpes?

Sounds like it: This definitely fits the description for herpes. A viral culture is the definitive test, but if I were you I would see doctor today and get started on some Acyclovir so you can help stem the outbreak and get tested at the same time. If culture comes back negative, then you can stop the drug, but at least you're starting to protect yourself. Be sure to discuss with any relevant partners too, . ...Read more

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