Ok, so my outer lips, from about the area around the top of the clitoris to the bottom are red. No pain just general itchiness in the vaginal area (from hair stubble) and I noticed this lump on January 1st. They gave me pyridium for the discomfort and sent me home. My doctor has discredited all three of them and referred to them as merely irritated har follicles or smal lymph glands under the skin. (My ex-boyfriend & I didn’t have very much sex, so I never had a flare-up after intercourse…which is why I never thought that this could be anything sexually related). For the last couple years I’ve been extremely scared of having an STD. No other symptoms.
I can’t get to the doctor for another week. I’m ruling out that I could have been infected with herpes from my first boyfriend (since it’s been around 10 years between the time that we were together & the time I started noticing this), and I’m also ruling out my current boyfriend (since I’ve noticed this before we ever got together). I suppose the possibility exists that I could have been infected by my ex-boyfriend during one of those 2 times where we did engage in unprotected sex, but I never noticed anything on his genitals as far as “outbreaks” go in the 7 years that I was with him. Since my outer labia has been red so long, it’s hard to tell if I have red, itchy bumps. So I’m having a really difficult time trying to figure out, if it IS herpes, where the hell I got it. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. If that would have ever happened, I would have taken notice of the situation & the possibility that it could be an STD and went to the doctor immediately.
The first time this happened to me was a result of shaving the same spot over & over again in the shower (with and against the grain), and it hurt after…then the sore bump appeared a couple days later when the hair started to regrow. Which I sometimes don’t wash before hand… It healed after a few days of applying Neosporin & switching to cotton panties as opposed to nylon or lace. Then any time I angered that same area, by shaving it (which I only did every few months), by inserting/removing deodorant/scented tampons, or by washing too vigorously with a shower puff & scented bodywash, it would appear again. Never without these irritants, and never in a different spot. Now with my current boyfriend, I noticed that both times it’s happened has been a result of me not being lubricated enough when we begin to have sex, and I could feel tugging on that part of my skin when he entered me. I heard in health that if you put vinegar on a herpes sore it turns white.