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Does she have syphilis

Asked by on April 6, 2017

I was going down on this girl and noticed she had a single white ulcer on her vagina lips. When I asked her about it, she said she never noticed until I mentioned it. She said the ulcer is painless but she is still going to get a STD check today. The ulcer looks like the link below but on her vagina.
Should I be worried about syphilis? Would it be better if she went to her gynecologist instead? STD checks are quite expensive here.





April 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm

First, it was good that you informed your sexual partner about this white ulcer so she could get it checked out. It is possible she has syphilis, as it can cause sores at the point of contact, but there are other diseases that might be associated with a sore on the vagina, such as genital warts or herpes. She might also be experiencing another condition, not related to an STD.

The CDC provides resources for finding low-cost STD testing near you. Planned Parenthood can also provide low-cost or free services if your partner qualifies. However, if being examined by her gynecologist is covered by her insurance program, that might be the most cost-efficient way to go.

Regardless of her test results, you should also get tested, so that you both know your status and can make informed decisions moving forward.

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