• batty batty
    April 03, 2009
    What is the difference between razor burn and herpes on the vagina?
    batty batty
    April 03, 2009

    There are some bumps around my vagina, but none on the inside. I'm not sure if this is just razor burn or if it could be herpes. Can anyone help explain the difference?  Thanks.




  • rise_above April 04, 2009
    April 04, 2009

    You're right, it might be razor burn... but if you have the remotest reason to think it might be Herpes, you should also consider that it might be that, too.


    The only 100% conclusive way to know is to go get tested.  Get a blood test for both HSV-1 and HSV-2 (IgG) specifically for your blood type.  Ask for that specific type of test.  Otherwise, you run the risk of getting something inaccurate.  Most clinics that test for STDs use these tests now, but you may want to make sure.


    Scary, yes.  Embarassing, yes.  But at least you'll know for sure, and whatever your results are, you'll know for sure.  DON'T assume that you don't have it, or you'll risk spreading it to someone you love.

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