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Sores on the outer layer of your vagina? Is a std?

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Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Vaginal sores

Painful open sores in the vagina or on the labia are suspicious for herpes (hsv).
These lesions usually will resolve in a week or so, but the virus is always with you and can be transmitted through sexual contact. Less commonly, syphilis can also cause sores. So, it is a good idea to see a doctor to screen for these diseases. (a swab test for HSV and a blood test for syphilis.).

In brief: Vaginal sores

Painful open sores in the vagina or on the labia are suspicious for herpes (hsv).
These lesions usually will resolve in a week or so, but the virus is always with you and can be transmitted through sexual contact. Less commonly, syphilis can also cause sores. So, it is a good idea to see a doctor to screen for these diseases. (a swab test for HSV and a blood test for syphilis.).
Dr. David Lemme
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Dr. PAUL EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

By "outer layer, " you mean outside? Any kind of sore is not normal, but it doesn't necessarily point to std.
There are many possbilities. You should see your gynecologist.

In brief: Not necessarily

By "outer layer, " you mean outside? Any kind of sore is not normal, but it doesn't necessarily point to std.
There are many possbilities. You should see your gynecologist.
Dr. PAUL EUN
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Maybe

Could be - have your primary care doctor or gynecologist look at it.
It depends on the appearance and symptoms associated with it.

In brief: Maybe

Could be - have your primary care doctor or gynecologist look at it.
It depends on the appearance and symptoms associated with it.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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