Boil or Blister?? PLEASE HELP!!!

nikkykc Community Member March 09, 2007
  • I noticed swelling on the left side of my pelvis (lymph nodes)
    on Saturday and a hard, EXTREMELY SORE, pea sized lump on the fold directly beneath my vaginal entry(also more to the left) and I had been experiencing an initially smelly,milky white discharge which had become chunky after inserting metro-gel for a couple nights(thought it may be bacterial vaginosis). I called my OB on Tuesday because the symptoms persisted. He instructed me to come in immediately. While examining me, he told me that he was almost sure it was herpes and tested it with a swab or strip or something. He told me that if that test was negative it could be wrong but, if it was positive it was right. I was so BLOWN AWAY that I can't remember what he said the results were. However, he did tell me that he was 90% sure it was herpes and gave eme a ten day supply of Valtrex. He also drew blood and told me the results would be back in no more than 10 days. I rushed home and informed my partner (angrily, I'm really bad about pointing fingers) who I'd been with no later than about a week prior to noticing the bump. He went to take a blood test which came back negative. He says he's had cold sores before but none recently and certainly nothing indicative of genital herpes. We've never done the oral thing and I've never had a cold sore and I do realize that i could have contracted the virus long ago. I've always practiced monogamy, but not always with monogamous men, if you catch my drift...Anyway, here are my questions: Would it be common for him to have a negative test? I've seen several pics on the internet and NONE of them look like what I have. They are all like pus filled clusters. Mines was 1 large hard knot, seemingly beneath the skin.Whatever it is, it burst the day after i took the first Valtrex and is now just open and red. It better fit the descriptions that I read of vaginal boils as opposed to herpes. Do you think my OB is wrong or am I simply in denial?

7 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Hameel Abdul
    May. 13, 2013

    I live in Trinidad. There is a girl name CHERISSE TUITT.. she is spreading herpies.

  • Marishka
    Jun. 28, 2011

    I'm afraid that this might be a blister. My friend was suffering from a similiar condition and the symptoms were almost the same. Don't hesitate to get medical advice. Even if it's a boil on vagina it's still serious.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 25, 2009

    I'm a male with HIV and I have the exact same symptoms with no idea what it is.  I have now seen two doctors who could only say, "Well, it doesn't look like classic herpes...", then they give up.  I tested negative for syphilis so ir isn't that.  I'm sort of disturbed right now.

  • Anonymous
    Lucia Geller
    Dec. 04, 2008

    I also had something similar.  It hurt like hell and my gyno (a female) was able to drain it 3 weeks after diagnosis. It hasn't come back and the theory was a blocked gland.  Get a second opinion.

    • Anonymous
      Ironic
      Aug. 10, 2009

      Wow! NIKKYKC described to a Tee the exact blister/boil I have down to exact location and to the left. It shook me. I dont believe its herpes because I had a cold sore before and you cannot break/bust this thing the skin over it is very thick.  It is however extremely sore, and its definetly not a polyp or mole. What is it? I hope it is a boil and that...

      RHMLucky777

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      Wow! NIKKYKC described to a Tee the exact blister/boil I have down to exact location and to the left. It shook me. I dont believe its herpes because I had a cold sore before and you cannot break/bust this thing the skin over it is very thick.  It is however extremely sore, and its definetly not a polyp or mole. What is it? I hope it is a boil and that soon i will be done away with it.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jul. 31, 2008

    First things first: call your doctor's office to get a confirmation on what the swab test results were.  At the appointment, were you tested for other STDs?  If you are still experiencing it, the discharge could be related to something else you've contracted. 

     

    If the lesion burst and left an open "ulcer" I'd look more to the herpes side. ...

    RHMLucky777

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    First things first: call your doctor's office to get a confirmation on what the swab test results were.  At the appointment, were you tested for other STDs?  If you are still experiencing it, the discharge could be related to something else you've contracted. 

     

    If the lesion burst and left an open "ulcer" I'd look more to the herpes side.  If it burst like a face zit and then scabbed over - like a face zit - then I'd lean towards the boil.  But if your doctor didn't recognize it for a boil....it likely wasn't.  That would be an unusual location for a boil in an otherwise healthy person.  Good luck.

  • BrendanS
    Mar. 12, 2007

    Dear nikkykc:

     

    It can be distressing to not know for sure the physiology of your lesion.  I am forwarding your inquiry on to a knowledgeable expert. In the meantime, the following link might provide you with more helpful information - http://www.healthcentral.com/genital-herpes/understanding-genital-herpes-2518-143.html or even...

    RHMLucky777

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    Dear nikkykc:

     

    It can be distressing to not know for sure the physiology of your lesion.  I am forwarding your inquiry on to a knowledgeable expert. In the meantime, the following link might provide you with more helpful information - http://www.healthcentral.com/genital-herpes/understanding-genital-herpes-2518-143.html or even here: http://www.healthcentral.com/genital-herpes/find-32186-5.html.

     

    Hope this helps.

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