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What Does Herpes Look Like On Vagina
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
Inner fold of my vagina has bumps. No puss. Appeared a few days after shaving. Could it be irritation? Doesn't look like pictures of herpes I've seen
I have these red what look like hard blisters that have come up in and around my vagina, they are itchy and at times painfull. Is this likely to be herpes?
Maybe: First of all blisters are not generally hard. Blisters around the vagina are commonly viral and most commonly a form of herpes. If these are recurrent then I would say this is highly likely herpes. If the "blisters" are hard and not fluid containing then not herpes. You should be seen by a doctor at the time they are present. No sex while they are evident. ...Read more
Red sores in vagina. Not itchy, very painful. Does NOT look like herpes, NOT blisters and NOT open lesions. No clusters. What are other possibilities?
Have sores don't look like herpes on vagina doctor said were from irritation and are healing up with antibiotics is it still likely an std?
Probably not, but...: Assuming your doctor is experienced in recognizing herpes, I see no reason to doubt her diagnosis and advice. However, even the most expert doctors sometimes mistake herpes for other things, and vice versa. No other STD is a likely cause of symptoms like these. If you have other reasons to suspect STD, like a known infected partner, discuss it further with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Itchy bumps inside of my vagina mainly where I shave they look like they have a red head on some of them does this sound like herpes? I am on my period and it does feel kinda sore there are multiple
Unlikely: This sounds more like irritation from shaving. I often recommend not to shave as skin in this area is extremely sensitive, and prone to rash and blister-like lesions. Usually herpes has bumps that are clustered/bunched together, and the bumps look like they have water in them almost. Usually this is very painful but not always. I would go get a physical exam. ...Read more
See your doctor.: You should show the lesions to your doctor to make the correct diagnosis. They may be bacterial lesions, which could be from bacterial getting under the skin in the shaved, irritated areas, or just irritations from the shaving. You could also consider not shaving the area to allow them to heal and not recur. ...Read more
I had cuts around the opening of my vagina for like a week. They was starting to feel better but then started hurtin again could it be herpes?
Probably not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause things like this. Herpes lesions are superficial -- blisters, pimples, and sores that are sort of like "on" the skin. Boils, typical acne, etc well up from below; think of them as starting "in" the skin. This isn't a hard and fast rule, but a single large boil is never herpes. But see a doctor if you remain concerned and/or at risk for STDs. Good luck! ...Read more
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 more
What to do if I have sores on my vagina and I've been searching stuff n freaking out thinking it might be herpes.?
Can herpes be located only in the inside of the vagina and not the outside of the vagina? Or it is most likely present in both places??
Is it normal for the inside of the vagina to feel and look bumpy? I examined my vagina and it looks this way I don't know if its herpes or if its normal
Normal.: You're describing a normal vagina. Take care of your self, and be healthy. ...Read more
I read that if you have little cuts like paper cuts on your vagina it could be herpes, would these little cuts bleed as well?
Possible: Only way to know for sure is to get an evaluation ...Read more
Bump directly under my vagina opening. Looks like a small bump with a crater or divot in the center, doesn't hurt/itch itch. Tested negative for herpes?
Must be seen by MD: Unfortunately, this area/bump must be seen by a MD for accuracy in diagnosis. ...Read more
Like 5 yrs ago to now I've had some reoccurring itching and when I scratched some burning n vagina no pain never and never noticed sores. Is it herpes?
Rather then: Trying to guess about what the lesion is (sight unseen) - why not get this medically evaluated for an accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more
Maybe: Or it could be a bladder infection or uti. Go see your doctor to determine which one it is. ...Read more
Yes: This can certainly occur.Get a more detailed answer ›
Exam: The doctor with you and examination and visually inspect for typical lesions. They may also follow up with a test ...Read more