Hi I have recently noticed bumps on the area of my labia majora. The bumps appear to look like the similar razor bumps I have had around my bikini line it just worries me since they are on the labia majora now. I have no bumps further in towards my vagina. And they do not pus although I tend to pick at them, then they become sensitive. I get paranoid easily and have been worrying my mind about it being herpes although I had not have previous sex for about a month and a half before and just noticing this. I do shave frequently....can you help let me know if this is more than likely something besides herpes?
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It is difficult to comment on the cause for the vulval bumps that you describe without examining you. It is likely to be due to inflammation caused by shaving or chemical irritation etc. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Avoid any self manipulation. Get started on treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigation results). If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes. Make sure that your undergarments are washed well and have no traces of detergent in them. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any unusual/new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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