Hello, I recently had a few bumps show up. They don't itch, I'm not having a pain, discharge, odor, or any problems. Just the bumps. I noticed them after I shaved one night. I started out with just one tiny one and now there are several more. Again, after I shaved. I'm concerned on if I have herpes or not. I messed around with a guy back in November who was diagnosed with herpes in October. He didn't bother to tell me. I went and was tested back in January and I was clean. I had blood work, a physical exam and a swam. I'm not sure what to do. Please please please. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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replied April 27th, 2013
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms of bumps that you describe could be ingrown hairs or folliculitis and be the result of wrong method of shaving. If you are worried or if symptoms are persistent, or recurrent, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and further evaluation. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Use proper shaving technique, and prepare the skin first before shaving, and avoid shaving with too much of force on razor (that can cut the hair lower than dermis level forcing the hair to get buried in skin). If the problem is recurrent or chronic, the laser treatment or electrolysis can be of help.
Take care.



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