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Hi all. I am waiting on results from a swab but if anyone can give me their opinion on this I would be very grateful. Two doctors at the sexual health clinic couldn’t decide if it was a herpes or a friction ulcer. But they may have been trying to be kind as I was very upset during the examination. I’ve read that herpes in the mucous membranes shows up as ulcers as opposed to the classic cluster of blisters so I’m guessing that it might be a herpes ulcer. The (bad quality) picture was taken with a flash but it pretty much looked like that the day I got examined. I tested positive for bv on the day of the examination and the general area was also very dry and sore. The regrettable unprotected sex took place on Friday. Thought it was bv so used pessary to clear it on Sunday. Discovered the ulcer on Monday. 

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13 hours ago, Oh-dear said:

Hi all. I am waiting on results from a swab but if anyone can give me their opinion on this I would be very grateful. Two doctors at the sexual health clinic couldn’t decide if it was a herpes or a friction ulcer. But they may have been trying to be kind as I was very upset during the examination. I’ve read that herpes in the mucous membranes shows up as ulcers as opposed to the classic cluster of blisters so I’m guessing that it might be a herpes ulcer. The (bad quality) picture was taken with a flash but it pretty much looked like that the day I got examined. I tested positive for bv on the day of the examination and the general area was also very dry and sore. The regrettable unprotected sex took place on Friday. Thought it was bv so used pessary to clear it on Sunday. Discovered the ulcer on Monday. 

hope you get your results quickly. it horrible to have to wait to long. as a guy it looked different cause it was more on the normal skin and not the soft part. so cant help you there sadly. the girl i got it from thought she had a yeast infection or something so she got over the counter medicine for it. then i got symptomes wich was very unlikely for that. and i went to see a doc and she said it was herpes. kind of a relieve knowing it wasnt anything more extreme but also a big shock but thankfully it fades eventually and you start feeling normal again. hope you wil find your answer soon Oh-dear

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Hello again. I’m really struggling and would really, really appreciate any thoughts or feedback on this. 

For the females in the group - did this look anything like your first outbreak? I’ve found outbreak photos online but can’t find any photos of an outbreak near the vaginal opening. 

@WilsolnAus any thoughts? Am I being delusional thinking it might be a friction ulcer when I’ve read that any blister showing up in the vulva area (in this case three days after unprotected sex) is most likely linked to herpes?

Thanks in advance. 

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On 11/21/2022 at 1:40 AM, Oh-dear said:

Thanks very much for your reply Vinnie. I appreciate it. Yes, the wait is horrible. I hope everything goes ok for you too. 

all good we are all in this together sadly. im doing good thanks for asking. i have some serieus stress at the moment waiting for immigration to another country so im stuck waiting cant build anything cant do much so the stresslevels are high but thankfully no outbreaks or nothing so im pretty lucky in that regard

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