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Is this a pimple or possible herpes?


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replied July 29th, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A37469
Hi,
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It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the pimple/bump on vaginal lip that you describe without examining it. Possibilities include Bartholin’s gland duct obstruction (due to infection/inflammation), inflamed or infected paraurethral glands, folliculitis etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Avoid any further self-manipulation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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