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Announcement: Genital Herpes?

April 18, 2010 by  
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I have one small white pimple-looking thing on my vagina where the two lips meet. I only have 1. Does anyone know what this could be? I recently had a yeast infection, could it have to do with that? Could it be the start of genital herpes? Its only one small pimple. Im super worried so any help will be appreciated.



8 Responses to “Announcement: Genital Herpes?”
  1. lajenneverre says:

    Please go to the doctor RIGHT AWAY. No one one this site is qualified to give you an answer incognito.

  2. dave805sc says:

    If it looks like a pimple your proubly ok. Herpes has freinds there really is never just 1 blister. Its usually a small set of clusters.

  3. amusdbyyou says:

    In women, the lesions may be visible outside the vagina, but they commonly occur inside the vagina where they can cause discomfort or vaginal discharge but cannot be seen except during a doctor’s examination

    Could be an ingrown hair, a pimple, anything. If you are really worried about it, see a doctor.

  4. mamacdw says:

    First of all I would go to the dr to find out for sure..or try some more of your yeast infection medication. Heres some (ok alot) of info about genital herpes. Good luck!

    Genital herpes can be a confusing disease. Symptoms can look like other conditions, or there may be no symptoms at all. How to tell if you have it? These questions and answers will help.

    Could I have herpes and not know?
    Unless no one has ever kissed you, and unless you’ve never had sex, it is possible that you’ve picked up a herpes virus.

    Oral herpes, usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), shows up as cold sores or fever blisters on the mouth. Even a casual peck on the lips from someone with a cold sore can give you the virus. That’s why it’s so common: As many as 50% to 80% of adults in the U.S. have oral herpes.

    Genital herpes, most often caused by the second type of herpes virus (HSV-2), is less common, but plenty of people still have it. Roughly one in five American adults has genital herpes. But up to 90% of those who have it don’t know they are infected. You could be one of them.

    What are some signs that I might have genital herpes?
    Often it’s hard to tell by looking. The textbook symptom of genital herpes is a cluster of small fluid-filled blisters that break, forming painful sores that crust and heal during several days. Affected areas include the penis, scrotum, vagina, vulva, urethra, anus, thighs, and buttocks.

    But many people don’t get these sores. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others get symptoms that can be easily mistaken for razor burn, pimples, bug bites, jock itch, hemorrhoids, an ingrown hair, or a vaginal yeast infection.

    After you’re infected, the symptoms go away, but can flare up from time to time. Luckily, the first outbreak usually is the worst. And some people may have just one or two outbreaks in their lifetime.

    Is there a test for genital herpes?
    Yes. A doctor can take a sample from what appears to be a herpes sore and examine it under a microscope. You can also have a blood test. The blood test looks for antibodies to the virus that your immune system would have made when you were infected. HSV-2 almost always infects the genitals, so if antibodies to HSV-2 are detected in your blood, you probably have genital herpes.

    A blood test that shows antibodies to HSV-1 means you could have genital or oral herpes. That’s because oral herpes, typically caused by HSV-1, can be spread to the genitals during oral sex.

    If I don’t have it now, how can I avoid it in the future?
    The only sure-fire way to avoid getting genital herpes is to abstain from sex or have sex only with someone who is also herpes-free. Short of that, a latex condom offers some protection if it covers the infected area. Remember, you can get genital herpes by receiving oral sex (fellatio, cunnilingus, analingus) from someone with a cold sore on the mouth. Likewise, you can get oral herpes from someone’s genitals by way of oral sex.

    If you know that a sex partner has genital herpes, you can reduce your risk by having sex (vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse) only when he or she has no symptoms. Nevertheless, genital herpes can be contagious even when there are no visible symptoms, so you should always use a latex barrier, such as a condom or a dental dam.

    What’s the big deal? Can genital herpes kill you?
    It’s not life threatening in and of itself. But having herpes sores makes it easier for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to enter your body. Not only is there an increased risk for getting HIV if you have genital herpes, but having the two diseases together may also make each one worse.

    A pregnant woman can pass genital herpes on to her baby, so it’s particularly serious during pregnancy. If you get infected near the end of pregnancy, the risk is highest. At least 30% and as many as 50% of newly infected pregnant women give the virus to their babies. For moms who were infected long before delivery, the risk is much lower. Less than 1% of babies born to mothers with an older genital herpes infection get the virus. And if a woman has an outbreak at delivery, a cesarean deliver is usually done.

    You may have heard that genital herpes causes cervical cancer. That’s not exactly true. It may be a factor, but it’s not the main cause.

    Genital herpes is a lifelong condition for which there is no cure. Having it can force you to make inconvenient changes in your life, particularly in your sex life, and it can cause you a lot of pain and discomfort. You simply would rather not have it.

  5. sassy1m1 says:

    could be a hair bump, could be herpes outbreak, you will not know until u see a doctor make an appointment asap.

  6. valsgigg says:

    anything that has to do with that area you should be very cautious if it has your attention go in

  7. JADE WIND says:

    Might just be an infected hair. See your doctor to be sure. Doesn’t sound like Herpes to me. But I’m not a doctor!

  8. freshbliss says:

    First question – is it painful? if it is, go get checked.

    There are specialized sebum glands (like oil glands on your face, only bigger) that produce a special kind of waxy substance called smegma – which protects the area from germs, friction, etc. Sometimes they are bigger than other times, and they fluctuate in size….some will look almost like a whitehead. Dont pop them – they can rupture back into the body and create a blocked gland, which is nothing but trouble.

    Hey, if you are anxious, its worth getting checked, this is just my two cents

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