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I'm concerned about these new ulcers on my vagina, They just

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I'm concerned about these new ulcers on my vagina
JA: How long have you been dealing with the issue? In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: They just popped up two days ago out of nowhere. It was shortly after I shaved and then had intercourse. My health has been good. I'm in a new relationship, but we have been consistently sexually active for about 2 months now with no signs of std's
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. I just had a routine std check a couple months ago, and was completely clean. He doesn't show any signs of anything on his penis
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 month ago.

Hi.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 month ago.

Please attach a picture

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Did the pic send?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 month ago.

Are these painful and did they start as clear blisters?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Only painful with touch. It started like a somewhat ulcer. Similar to what I've had in the past when I had an ingrown hair that I tried shaving over. But then the other small blisters showed up.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 month ago.

Folliculitis or herpes.

One is infection of hair follicles.

The other is viral and contagious.

Go to your doctor tomorrow or urgent care for a lab test.

If folliculitis, prescription antibiotic cream is required.

If herpes, acyclovir.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I already knew this much. I was hoping for more than a basic response. I'm an RN and am very aware of these diagnoses. I am not too familiar with what heroes looks like in person, which is what I was needing your help with
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have other pics if that will help...
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
This was yesterday
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 month ago.

This is fine.

This can be herpetic, but it would be at the late stage of the outbreak [remember that we do NOT diagnose on line, but can go over possibilities].

The second picture looks more herpetic.

So I would be concerned.

I would have this swabbed before it goes away, and have an antibody blood test as well.

please click a positive rating on the rating scale. [This must be done manually at the top of the page]. In fact, a 5 rating squares me with just answer and allows me to provide prompt and accurate service to you, but does not increase your cost. And, I will be here for any follow up