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Hello, I'm Dr Manos, board certified obgyn. It sounds like the Gyn wasn't sure about diagnosis. If a culture was done that will take some days for results but would help to answer your question. Herpes virus is common, particularly the oral type. Herpes genital lesions are more burning than sore. If it is herpes worrying makes it worse. Not focusing on it helps for healing. I've had patients use a hairdryer on low to soothe the area. What could it be other than herpes is purely speculating. The question is what will happen the next time
Towel not likely the problem. Urine eliciting the discomfort points to herpes vs let's say yeast. The more you focus on it the worse it can get. Use some Vaseline or desitin as a barrier to the urine.