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I have a blood blister on the outer lip to the vagina, is this

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I have a blood blister on the outer lip to the vagina, is this an STD or just a random blood blister?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 4 years ago.
Is the blister painful?
Have you ever had blisters in the vaginal area before?
What size is it?
And just to confirm, it is filled with blood, not a clear fluid?

Dr Abby
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No pain associated with the blister. No previous blisters in this area. No bigger than small pin head. And when busted, only blood was released, no clear fluid. I would say it bled alot, but no more than any other blood blister that I have ever busted.
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for the clarification,
Most likely it is a simple blood blister if you have no history of STD's such as herpes.
Typically, herpes causes ulcers or clear fluid filled blisters in the vaginal area and they are usually painful.

If you develop more, definitely get it checked out by your doctor.
I can't say for sure what it is without seeing it, but it is not a typical presentation of an STD. You may have developed a blister from friction.

If you have any other questions, let me know.
Dr Abby


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
OK, thanks for your input. Should there be pause for concern when having intercourse since I busted it? How long would be a reasonable amount of time for it to heal?
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 4 years ago.
If you are monogamous, then I would not be concerned about STD. Otherwise, I would use protection until it heals.

It may become irritated during intercourse. I would expect it to heal within about 5-7 days.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
OK, thanks again.
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 4 years ago.
You are welcome.

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