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How can I tell if its herpes or ingrown hair I have a red bump on the top of my vagina. Today I popped it and it was like a popping a black head ?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Ingrown hair

You ask a good question and any painful lump or bump on the vagina warrants examination, however this is more likely an infected hair follicle/ingrown hair/folliculitis given that herpes tends to look like a small, clear, fluid filled blister with red patches.
hope that helps. Keep the area clean and dry.

In brief: Ingrown hair

You ask a good question and any painful lump or bump on the vagina warrants examination, however this is more likely an infected hair follicle/ingrown hair/folliculitis given that herpes tends to look like a small, clear, fluid filled blister with red patches.
hope that helps. Keep the area clean and dry.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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