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Thank you for your question
I am Dr. Shahzad and will be helping you out with your concerns.
Vaginal cancer is not painful like this
It is only painful in the late stages and that too when the diagnosis is very obvious
Herpes is a life long infection
You may have gotten it before you got married
It stays in the body and can become activated at anytime
Hello Dr. Shahzad, whilst I am happy to hear your answers are you saying that given I have had rectal cancer 5 years ago I can rule out anything sinister in my vagina? I am only in pain when I pass urine and the urine comes in contact with my vagina/skin.
Well, herpes has a very typical appearance
If you have pain and ulcers in the vagina and your doctor has said herpes
then it is MOST LIKELY herpes
Pain is something that goes against cancer unless its advanced and then the diagnosis would have been obvious on examination