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JustSomeChick

Is this an outbreak or a friction burn?

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JustSomeChick

Hi. Little background. I'm a woman in my early 30s and was diagnosed with Herpes at least 10 years ago. My doctor diagnosed me by sight, it was apparently a pretty typical initial outbreak with swollen glands, stiffness, that stuff. Ever since then I have NEVER had ONE outbreak, ever, so I really don't recall exactly what it looks like. I take Lysine all the time, take Valtrex most of the time to prevent it from ever happening or being transmitted, but I never have an outbreak even when I'm not taking it so aside from that I forget I even have it for long periods of time.

Yesterday I had pretty rough sex with my boyfriend for an extended period of time, and then fell asleep for a while. When I woke up about an hour later, I thought I was just really, really sore. Then it started to really itch and sting, so when I went to the bathroom, I took a look and saw what looked like really raised, angry almost-but-not-quite blisters on the very-red skin around the opening of my vagina. I immediately thought OHNOCRAPIT'SANOUTBREAKINEVERHAVEOUTBREAKSDIDIJUSTGIVEHIMHERPES???

BUT... even though it still stings and burns and itches, within a couple of hours the whitish parts that looked like they were almost blisters were GONE, and then when I woke up this morning everything looks back to normal down there, just kind of roughed up.

Should I assume it was just a friction burn? Am I right in thinking that if it was an outbreak, it would not have just gone away like that? Would herpes sores do that, or would they definitely stick around, break open, and just generally be their ouchy little selves for at least a day or two?

Anyone got an educated opinion? I really have not much experience dealing with this since as I said, I only ever had one outbreak, over ten years ago.

Thanks and as always, sorry for the TMI.

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