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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 noticed a bump closest to the anus at the vaginal opening. Its painless and can be moved around and its flesh colored, can it be herpes or a cyst?

I noticed a bump closest to the anus at the vaginal opening. Its painless and can be moved around and its flesh colored, can it be herpes or a cyst?

Skin Tag, Hemorroid: A painless, flesh colored tag around the anus could be a skin tag or a tag from an old hemorroid. Herpes typically starts out as a painful bump and then can be filled with clear fluid. The area around the herpes infection is red and painful. A sebaceous cyst is a little harder, filled with thick sebaceous material which can typically be squeezed out. You could also have a condyloma. ...Read more

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If I tested negative for hpv, herpes, and syphillis, but I found some small bumps on the inside of my vaginal opening w/ discharge. What is it?

If I tested negative for hpv, herpes, and syphillis, but I found some small bumps on the inside of my vaginal opening w/ discharge. What is it?

Could be nothing: To worry about. You should schedule an appointment with your gyn to be sure. It is possible to have a neg HPV on cervical swab and have vaginal HPV lesions. It is likely that the small bumps are not sexually transmitted. Get checked so you won't worry! ...Read more

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Do herpes or an std bleed? I have a couple bumps on my vaginal area, they don't hurt but I did pop one and it started to bleed, Nothing else came out.

Do herpes or an std bleed? I have a couple bumps on my vaginal area, they don't hurt but I did pop one and it started to bleed, Nothing else came out.

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. Yes STDs can cause irregular bleeding. Herpes typically causes genital ulcers not a lesion that can be popped. Consider seeing an Obgyn to help make an accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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Hi I had protected sex on jan 18 and got a vaginal tear. Noticed little red and white bumps few days after. Turned into blisters. Infection or herpes?

Hi I had protected sex on jan 18 and got a vaginal tear. Noticed little red and white bumps few days after. Turned into blisters. Infection or herpes?

Ouch: That does sound a lot like herpes. If you go to clinic tomorrow or soon, you can get a viral culture done, which is the definitive test for herpes. I'm so sorry you're having to go through this, but definitely see doctor right away so you can know and possibly, get treated. Good luck, I hope it's negative! ...Read more

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Tiny flesh colored bump on labia minora by vaginal opening. Sore and itchy. Scared it could be herpes? Could there be any other explanation?

Tiny flesh colored bump on labia minora by vaginal opening. Sore and itchy. Scared it could be herpes? Could there be any other explanation?

Needs an exam: 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. There are a variety of issues that can cause these symptoms ...Read more

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I noticed small cuts on my clitoris and front of vaginal lips. No bumps. 1 sexual partner and always protected sex. Cuts went away in a week. Herpes?

I noticed small cuts on my clitoris and front of vaginal lips. No bumps. 1 sexual partner and always protected sex. Cuts went away in a week. Herpes?

Cuts on genital area: Interesting question - Herpes if anything will cause tiny blisters and itching/pain but generally NOT something that looks like cuts. - unlikely they are from shaving (if you shave - unlikely you are shaving your clitoris). From clothing?? but to answer your question - unlikely that its from Herpes especially if you have protected sex with 1 partner. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Could a small red sore bump in the upper thigh neer the vaginal area be genetal herpes?

Could a small red sore bump in the upper thigh neer the vaginal area be genetal herpes?

Yes: The "classic" herpes lesion looks like a clear-headed small pimple. But it can certainly get red if inflamed.

Bottom line: get to your doc and have a culture done to get an answer.

Good luck! ...Read more

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I have extreme vaginal itch on my labia majora. I once trimmed the hair and found there were some bumps that were pink but seemed dry? Could it be herpes or follicilitis?

I have extreme vaginal itch on my labia majora. I once trimmed the hair and found there were some bumps that were pink but seemed dry? Could it be herpes or follicilitis?

Need exam: In order to be appropriately diagnosed you must be seen and examined. Go see a local doctor and if they cannot recognize this they may send you to a gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take a herpes blisters to rupture? Can a vaginal bump/pimple in my labia Minora have a shallow opening?

How long does it take a herpes blisters to rupture? Can a vaginal bump/pimple in my labia Minora have a shallow opening?

Probably not herpes: On moist surfaces like the labia minor, herpes lesions typically break within a few hours; often the blister itself is never seen, just an open sore. On dry surfaces, like the labia major, the blisters may remain intact for a few days. From this information it isn't possible to know whether your bump/pimples is herpes. But a single lesion in a hair-bearing area usually is just a pimple. ...Read more

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I think I have herpes! I have a rash over my vaginal, a raw feeling, and dry peeling skin. But, my bumps like like pimples. Could it be?

I think I have herpes! I have a rash over my vaginal, a raw feeling, and dry peeling skin. But, my bumps like like pimples. Could it be?

Yes: See your gyn for exam and lab tests to evaluate for other infections and sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes can be treated with intermittent or long term antivirals such as zovirax, va
trex or famvir (famciclovir). ...Read more

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No STD or herpes, but 4 or 5 red bumps in vaginal and anal area that burn when urinating. Also like 5 scabs on lower butt cheeks. Itchiness also.?

No STD or herpes, but 4 or 5 red bumps in vaginal and anal area that burn when urinating. Also like 5 scabs on lower butt cheeks. Itchiness also.?

Red itchy bumps: You may have some other infection e.g. a yeast infection and or possibly a scabies or pubic lice infestation. You need to be checked for these problems, especially if you are having a pubic lice problem or scabies that tend to burrow into the skin around these areas. ...Read more

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I have little bumps in my vagina, my gyn told me it is herpes. But, the bumps are not fluid-filled and I've had them for 2 months now. Is it herpes?

I have little bumps in my vagina, my gyn told me it is herpes. But, the bumps are not fluid-filled and I've had them for 2 months now. Is it herpes?

Bumps: vagina: What you describe is unlikely to be herpes. Herpes is a shallow ulcer, and may be multiple, but is very tender. Drops of urine frequently irritate herpes lesions and cause even more discomfort. The "bumps" you describe may be warts, so see your gyn provider to confirm. ...Read more

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Before I became sexually active I've had pimple like bumps appear on my vagina that left scars. Diagnosed w/herpes but bumps don't have symptoms.

Before I became sexually active I've had pimple like bumps appear on my vagina that left scars. Diagnosed w/herpes but bumps don't have symptoms.

2 different things: Herpes hurts when you have an outbreak but scars left by pimples or herpes don't hurt. If you had a herpes culture at the time of an outbreak or have positive herpes antibodies, you have herpes. You can carry the herpes virus for years and never or only rarely have an outbreak. HSV-1 has fewer outbreaks than HSV-2 generally but both can cause either fever blisters or genital lesions. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have a bump/zit type a thing that is between my butt and vagina hole closer to the butt. I had hemorrhoids&have herpes with no sympotoms what is this?

I have a bump/zit type a thing that is between my butt and vagina hole closer to the butt. I had hemorrhoids&have herpes with no sympotoms what is this?

Examination: This can be a number of differnt issues ranging from infection, abscess, skin tags or std. I recommned a full pelic and rectal exmation, safe sex, in fact, abstain sexually until you have been screened for all stds.
Do not ignore this issue and get a full gyn evaluation. ...Read more

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Have found a bump above Vagina near thigh. Popped like a zit and had pus and blood. Could it be herpes?

Have found a bump above Vagina near thigh. Popped like a zit and had pus and blood. Could it be herpes?

Less likely: It is not likely to be herpes

most likely it is a gland cyst or a hair root that trying to get infected.

use a heat pad, avoid the temptation of squeezing it, clean with alcohol, and apply topical antibiotic.

you are 20 years old, practice a safe sex, this way you will never worry about STD including herpes. And remember there is some STD you are going to carry with you the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Herpes? Small red bumps in my vagina there's slight itchiness and it burns when I pee there's no discharge no smell and when I put cream im fine

Herpes? Small red bumps in my vagina there's slight itchiness and it burns when I pee there's no discharge no smell and when I put cream im fine

Possibly...: If you had intercourse with someone who had an open lesion of hsv there is a possibility. Avoid sexual contact until you can be examined. ...Read more

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Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears. The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears. The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

It: It would be very unusual for herpes or vaginal yeast infection to spread throughout the body. Other medical issues, such as MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus), eczema, psoriasis, pityriasis, or other dermatological issues can cause a rash on the body. Trying a mild anti-bacterial soap and mild lotion may be helpful, but if it is a worsening rash, or if the patient had fever or new symptoms, then the patient should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Doctors assistant said the bump on my vagina looks like herpes and prescribed valtrex. They gave me azithromycin in case of STD but it helped the bump?

Doctors assistant said the bump on my vagina looks like herpes and prescribed valtrex. They gave me azithromycin in case of STD but it helped the bump?

STD testing?: I hope STD testing was done to so that an accurate Rx can be given. The use of antibiotics should be given if there are specific indications for the same. The CDC is very concerned that we are running out of antibiotics for clinical use due to resistance and inappropriate prescribing. Check back with your MD to see if STD testing has been completed and what was the result. ...Read more

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Big red bump on lip of vagina it burns no herpes or STD can it b from the soap I brought dial basics hypoallergenic soap from a dollar store I don't wash inside vagina but soap& water comes down my va?

Big red bump on lip of vagina it burns no herpes or STD can it b from the soap I brought dial basics hypoallergenic soap from a dollar store I don't wash inside vagina but soap& water comes down my va?

Yes: Irritant from soaps or other contacts are possible, but that doesn't usually cause a solitary painful red bump. Frankly, herpes is the first that comes to mind, but there are lots of possibilities. Get checked out if it doesn't go away in a couple of days. ...Read more

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I'm a female &have genital herpes and low risk HPV &a huge bump on my lip of vagina it smelly &stings can it be a herpe sore or warts or something els?

I'm a female &have genital herpes and low risk HPV &a huge bump on my lip of vagina it smelly &stings can it be a herpe sore or warts or something els?

Infected herpes sore: Since you have contracted the HSV and HPV, you will be prone for developing herpes lesions as well as genital warts. The lesion you are describing may be an infected herpes lesion that you may want to have examined by a health care provider. ...Read more

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I was getting dressed and I noticed this two bumps on the outside part of my vagina they hurt s little but I wasn't painful, could this be herpes?

I was getting dressed and I noticed this two bumps on the outside part of my vagina they hurt s little but I wasn't painful, could this be herpes?

Possible.: Could be, but no way to know without a direct exam, and possibly a culture. Could also be simply inflamed hair follicles, or several other things. See a dermatologist or gynecologist. ...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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Is herpes a solid bump?

Is herpes a solid bump?

Herpes simplex: Occasionally it may start out with an area of pain and tenderness and then small elevation of skin before forming blisters, then breaking down into ulcers. ...Read more

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Does anal or vaginal herpes hurt?

Does anal or vaginal herpes hurt?

Both do: Vulvar herpes stings and burns more than anal herpes which initially tends to itch before emerging. Itching is the beginning of the pain response. ...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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Does cluster of bumps on the but cheek mean herpes?

Does cluster of bumps on the but cheek mean herpes?

Herpes: Before a cold sore appears the area will sometimes tingle, feel slightly raised and may appear red and inflamed. This pain or tingling sensation is called the prodrome (or warning symptom) and typically occurs 1 to 2 days before the cold sore appears.
A cold sore generally appears as a small, fluid-filled blister which goes through a cycle of phases. The blister will usually weep then (ulcerate). ...Read more