I don't know if this is herpes or if it's something else, or nothing at all. I have only had sex with one person, but he has had previous partners. I haven't had sex with him in about 3 months and 3 weeks...Just a couple of days ago I noticed one small white pimple type thing down there, just one. Now, the thing is that I shave down there and I heard that shaving can cause blisters because hair follicles can get infected. I am going to get checked on monday, but until then I am worried and was wondering what the likelyhood that it's something wrong. Thanks!
I looked up genital herpes for you in my nursing book, it says: once infected you can harbor the virus without symptoms for months or even years before an outbreak. You may first have itchy, painful, or tender skin in your genital area and swollen lymph glands. Some people also feel ill and have a headache or fever. Painful red blisters filled with a clear fluid burst, ooze, and crust over. The blisters can appear on any part of the vagina, or vulva as well as the inner thighs, buttocks, or anus. So from the sounds of things it sounds more like a ingrown hair to me, from shaving rather than herpes. I know I have had ingrown hairs before and they are awful, and painful. Good luck and I hope everything works out for you!!
If that person has had a cold sore---yes. Cold sores are .H.I.G.H.L.Y contagious, even if one isn't visible at the time. They are otherwise known as herpes of the mouth. So therefore if the virus gets transmitted down below it is then known as genital herpes... Because it is the same virus, and has no cure.