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I previously posted in another forum but I have some updated information.

I have not been diagnosed officially from a doctor and all of the websites offer very different information. I am in a different country, and cannot get to a clinic soon. 

I am very confused, so I figured if I asked someone that is already diagnosed, they can let me know if they experience the same symptoms.

I am the type of person that assumes I have everything and I make myself experience symptoms just by constantly thinking about it! Anyways, I'll get on with my symptoms:

Large (slightly larger than a pea) lump on my prepuce of clitorous. It is slightly painful upon pressure. It is not blister like, it appeared after I shaved on Sunday and just today it had a slight white spot on top that I did find yellow fluid come out of. It doesn't seem filled with fluid (I pushed on it a little and just a little came out and then stopped). It has decreased in size but now it is pretty itchy all over down there. (I have been using a different bar soap)

I have been feeling a little unwell, sore throat, head ache, sensitive eyes, slight uti symptoms happened a couple days ago that's on and off(also includes increased urination frequency which I cannot find as a symptom). Again, I only feel these symptoms when I am focusing on them.

At the end of December I also had symptoms, I had one large bump again on my labial majus. It happened after a pain while I was trimming and it was purple with typical uti symptoms(including increased frequency!) I called the local sex health clinic and she said that I had just pinched myself with the razor and that it was definitely not herpes, and it was a coincidence.

If anyone can let me know if they have experienced anything like these symptoms so I can get a direct answer before I am able to visit a clinic I would extremely appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

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Yes, I have had identical symptoms and always thought it had to do with shaving... it didn't. I was eventually diagnosed. I also experience frequent urination before an outbreak, nausea, flu like symptoms, back ache, ibs, stomach upset, cramping, skin pain, back pain. :(

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