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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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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

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

Needs examination: We can not say what exactly it is without examnation. It may be due to shaving but get it checked by your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Seems like every time I shave my vagina I get herpes like lesions. Why?

Seems like every time I shave my vagina I get herpes like lesions. Why?

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

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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?

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?

Could be: Cuts? You should have no cuts around the vagina opening. This could be herpes or other disease or condition. You should be examined by a professional. ...Read more

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Hatd lump on vagina it looks like aboil...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

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Small "tear" on upper vagina can it be herpes?

Possibly: Without being able to examine you it is difficult to know, but if you see a doctor and show them this area it should be easy to diagnose. ...Read more

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What is the first sign of herpes of the vagina?

Herpes genitalis: May not feel anything at all, may be tingling sensation, pain, development of blisters, etc. If this becomes severe, see a doctor and get treated with an Acyclovir derivative. ...Read more

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Can you still get your vagina waxed if you have herpes?

No: The bikini line and upper thigh can be waxed but never the vagina. Why not wait till your herpes dies down before considering waxing. ...Read more

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Got herpes orally, do I have herpes in my vagina area too?

Got herpes orally, do I have herpes in my vagina area too?

Maybe: Some patients do have lesions in the genital and oral region. However, if this is cold sore herpes (HSV1) it is more often just an oral infection. If its type 2 and you had oral and vaginal sex with the person that gave it to you, then you might have it in both locations. ...Read more

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How do u know if a cut on ur vagina is a tear from sex or herpes?

How do u know if a cut on ur vagina is a tear from sex or herpes?

Herpes does not..: ...Cause a "cut." you will have a painful or tingly spot, followed in about a day by vesicles (fluid filled bumps) that will then open, leaving a painful crusted sore. If it doesn't do that, it's probably not herpes. ...Read more

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Keep getting sores around vagina, but I've tested negative for herpes, what could this be?

Keep getting sores around vagina, but I've tested negative for herpes, what could this be?

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 more

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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??

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??

Could Be Both: Lesions (blisters) can occur inside the vagina, on the cervix, and outside the vagina, labia, thighs, anal area and so on. Acyclovir is not expensive and makes the outbreak shorter. See your doctor to discuss more options ...Read more

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Bumps outside vagina hole is herpes?

Herpes simplex: That is possible, but more likely a cyst. Without seeing it, it is impossible to tell. Have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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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?

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?

You can get blood: Test to see if you are a carrier of herpes simplex. or see gynecologist or dermatologist when burning or itching starts, but would need to see lesions if possible. Perhaps it could be a yeast infection which can be cultured ...Read more

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What could this sore near my vagina be if it's not herpes?

What could this sore near my vagina be if it's not 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

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Could pimple like bumps in your vagina area be a sign of herpes?

Could be: Vessicles (small blisters) or pustules (small pimples) are consistant with herpetic lesions. ...Read more

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Is it herpes if I have bump on my vagina and pee painfully?

Is it herpes if I have bump on my vagina and pee painfully?

Maybe: Or it could be a bladder infection or uti. Go see your doctor to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my vagina lip, is this herpes?

I have a bump on my vagina lip, is this herpes?

Sore: If the eruption looks like a cold sore and is somewhat tender, it could be a herpes lesion. However it could be a simple cyst. If it persists have a physician or gynecologist check it. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from urine? If it gets around your vagina

Can you get herpes from urine? If it gets around your vagina

Very unlikely: Anything is possible, but herpes genetalis is a sexually transmitted disease and usually requires direct contact skin to skin. It can of course be transmitted by oral sex as well. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my vagina but I don't have herpes what could it be?

Anything: Well, how do you know you don't have herpes? It could be genital warts, it could hair follicles, it could be razor burn or rash. Go to a doctor for an appropriate physical exam. ...Read more

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How would doctors know if there was herpes inside of my vagina hole?

How would doctors know if there was herpes inside of my vagina hole?

Exam: The doctor with you and examination and visually inspect for typical lesions. They may also follow up with a test ...Read more