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Asked by on August 9, 2016

I have been noticing some pimples come up on my vagina in the past 2 months. It started with one, and now has gotten to about ten. They are not open sores, and are not cauliflower-like. They look generally flesh colored, with the occasional one or two white head ones. I have noticed a few that have been there and gone away, but for the most part they just stay there. I have thought maybe I’m not cleaning as well since it is summer, or my razor is too old and re shaving is making it worse, but I’m starting to get worried.

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sungsam

March 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm

There are a few explanations for what you are experiencing. One possibility is that you have genital warts, which is https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/genital-warts.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">usually transmitted by HPV strains 6 and 11. Genital warts can disappear and reappear on their own, which might explain why you see them disappear and come back. Genital warts can be treated. Treatment procedures vary based on factors such as the placement and size of the warts.

It is also possible you have genital herpes. While genital herpes can sometimes present as painful sores, https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">they can also be mistaken for pimples or present no symptoms. Unfortunately, there is no cure for herpes, though there are medications you can take to diminish the frequency of outbreaks and the chance of transmitting herpes to a partner.

Of course, you might also be experiencing some other dermatological condition, not necessarily related to an STD. The only way to know for sure is to schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to get a diagnosis and learn more about treatment options.

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