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Did I get oral herpes from oral sex?

Yesterday, I performed oral sex on a man. Today, I have what look like little pimples on the corner of my mouth. They’re sore, so I’m wondering if they might be herpes.

Are these peach-colored bumps inside my mouth herpes?

I have peach-colored bumps on the inside of my cheeks that were diagnosed as herpes. I’ve had them for over five weeks, and they haven’t gotten any better or worse. Is five weeks an unusually long time to have open herpes sores?

It looks like a have a pimple on my vagina...but could it be herpes?

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years. Before we had sex for the first time, we both got tested by our doctors for STDs and all the tests came back negative. I also just saw my gynecologist for my yearly exam and all the tests came back normal. This week, I noticed a bump that looked like a pimple on the outside of my vagina. It caused some pressure so I popped it. Now it is healing. Should I be concerned about herpes, or was this just a pimple?

Are small blisters in my vaginal area a symptom of herpes?

I recently found some small blisters in my vaginal area. They’re becoming painful. Do I have a yeast infection, or is it something else...like maybe herpes?

Is an all-body rash a symptom of herpes?

My brother’s girlfriend has had a rash for about six weeks, and my brother got it about a week after being with her. The rash covers their entire bodies and it blisters. I think it sounds like herpes, but could it be something else?

Are red bumps and vaginal dryness symptoms of herpes?

I have occasional vaginal dryness, red painful bumps and a white watery discharge after sex, but I don’t have any burning with urination. Are these symptoms of herpes? 

I think I have genital herpes...can I treat it with my oral herpes medication?

I’m a 21-year-old female and I’ve only had one sexual partner my whole life. We have been having sex monogamously for about a year now and we use a condom about 90% of the time. I get herpes outbreaks on my mouth and sometimes my nose when I’m sick or under a lot of stress. I haven’t had an outbreak for about six months. Today I noticed a very small pinkish bump on the inside of my vaginal lip. It only hurts when I press on it really hard, but I’m scared it could be herpes. I have a prescription for acyclovir for my oral herpes. Would this work to get rid of the bump on my vaginal lip?

What types of infections cause bumps in the pubic area?

I’m a 21-year-old female and I have bumps in my pubic area. I always thought they were hair follicles, but now I’m uncertain...maybe they’re herpes? They vary in size from big to small, they’re itchy and hard. A few days after a bump has formed, I see a light crust form over it. A different time, the inside of my vagina was red and painful. I also had pain when urinating. Do you know what these bumps might be?

How do doctors test for HPV and genital warts?

I have tiny bumps between my anus and vaginal opening that a doctor said are genital warts. I want another opinion with an HPV test, but I don’t know where to go. And also, is an HPV test a culture test like you get for a bacterial infection? My boyfriend and I have been getting things that look like pimples on our stomachs and butts. I’ve been getting them on my legs too...I never get pimples there. What could this be?

Is it possible to have genital warts inside the vagina? What’s the treatment?

 I’m a 25-year-old female and I have genital warts on the inside of my vagina–not on my vulva. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? I’ve had them for over nine months and sometimes they go away and come back. Are there any holistic or natural medicines I could use instead?  

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