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Sores On Vagina
I have a boil the size of a lima bean on the inside of my vigina. I never had sores before. Should I be concern?
Possibly herpes: Genital sores in a virgin could indicate that she had her boyfriend perform oral sex on her. If he carries the herpes simplex virus 1, which typically causes cold sores, he could have infected her with the virus. While it used to be HSV-2 that caused genital herpes, HSV-1 is more frequently seen now as the cause for genital herpes. A blood test will reveal the diagnosis. Or it's from shaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginal Sores: This sounds like it is Herpes even though you are a virgin. Now days this could be Herpes Simplex 1 the same virus that causes cold sores if you touched your vagina after touching an area with a cold sore or if someone touched you who has Herpes either 1 or 2 after touching one of their lesions. You don't have to have had intercourse for this to occur. See a doctor for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: They're most likely damaged hair follicles from shaving. ...Read more
Vulvar sores: There are a number of skin conditions that can affect the vulvar area that can form ulcers or sores. Some of them include lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, behcet's disease, drug reactions, canker sores, and others. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation. Best to have you seen and possibly biopsies done when sores are present, so make sure you can get an appt right away when eruptions comes. ...Read more
Tricky: dermatologic conditions are difficult when not seen. I can say that many herpes tests are not very good. The antibody test, and growing the virus could miss a large percent of the people with the virus. Looking for the particular viral DNA or protein are much better tests, but still have to get the right time when the virus is popping out or the test is negative (and sore lasts longer than virus) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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