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I developed two sores a week ago. They were painless and

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Hi. I developed two sores a week ago. They were painless and pretty much didn't bother me. I have been tested for every STD & they were all negative. I did get a Dx of an UTI & BV. I started taking antibiotics. They were only two sores, but they are not scabbing, just looks like they are getting smaller. They are not tender anymore, but I developed two smaller painless sores. What could it be?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 11 months ago.

You note in your question that they were painless but later stated they are not tender any more. Are they itching or painful? Do they burn? What were you tested for?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
They don't itch, burn, and they are not painful. I was tested for every STD there is.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
They were tender because I bothered them so much., but now since I started the antibiotics, they are not tender anymore & sometimes it looks like they are shrinking.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Are you there?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 11 months ago.

Were you tested for herpes? Bear in mind that the test for herpes will only be positive about 60 percent of the time if it is present. Its not possible to even be tested for every std.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I was tested for ALL STDs, including herpes.
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 11 months ago.

It sounds alot like herpes It would be a good idea to have them examined again unless you want to post a picture.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I will just get them examined again., but what are other causes of sores in vulva area?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 11 months ago.

herpes and syphilis are the most common. Ingrown hairs may cause sores

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can blood work detect these STDs?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 11 months ago.

No. Blood work is for syphilis

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok. Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 11 months ago.

Please consider a rating. Thanks