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I have blister on outer labia , Im afraid its herpes

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I have had mild cold sores for years and take Valtrex as needed but a few days ago I noticed a pea sized lump, hard , on the botton edge of my labia that looked like an ingrown hair which I often get due to frequent shaving. Usually I express them my self when the come to a head and it heals fine.

The bump does not itch or tingle, and as it began to surface I tried to express he fluid from it aftr warm soaks and take out the ingrown hair but cant seem to find one. The skin is tough to break but when I did clear fuid keeps coming out, some blood and after all the picking it looks white . The edges are red and irritated and does not have the crater -like appearance of the genital herpes pics online. Still Im freaking out, I am now getting a cold sore on my lip- THE MD office is closed due to the holidays so Im taking the valterex and putting abreva on it. Can herpes present as one large blister the size of a pencil eraser? In, 2 days the blister has shriveled, not ulcerated, and is not painful unless its really picked at of course which I stopped doing. Please help!!! Im makig an Md appoint ment immediately

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everyones signs and smptoms present differently. It rare to get hsv 1 genitaly if you have it orally but it is still possible. May have just been a clogged duct and you caught it early. See your MD asap and rule out the possibility of hsv 2. Good luck

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