Hello, ive been having unprotected sex with this guy for about 8 months, since june 2011. I havnt had sex with anyone but him since June. Recently about 2-3 weeks ago I started getting little zit like bumps around the vaginal and butt cheek area. occasionally one might look like a pimple, but they mainly look like little red bumps and zits. i thought it was razor bumps at first but they wont go away. i have never had an std or sti but if it were an std wouldnt i have started showing sypmtoms soon after i started having sex with this guy? its been 8 months and im just now developing these bumps. Could it be herpes or warts? or a yeast infection? i have normal discharge and there is no odor, and there is no pain when i urinate, but i do have the slightest bit of pain right around the opening of the vagina. im worried that since the bumps have been there for awhile now that it may be something more serious. right now the bumps are mailnly on my butt cheek close to my vagina. please help.
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You can remain asymptomatic for a long time even after you acquire the infection. The symptoms of red bumps, vaginal pain suggests chances of infection. Do not ignore your symptoms. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for your symptoms without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation (urine analysis, vaginal swab/smear test). Get started on treatment as indicated by examination findings and investigation results to help you control the symptoms. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment to prevent chances of re-infection. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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