[Question #4063] Possible Herpes

31 months ago
I hadn't had sex in a year and had protected sex with a new partner but the condom broke. Prior to sex he said he had been tested two years ago and had only had one GF since that test but they were together for 5 years with no other partners. Weve had sex a few times since, protected and once unprotected, and my vagina is so sore (which is normal for me when I go long periods of time without and then have a lot of it). But in the last two days my butt and thighs ached like I had the flu (but I didn't ache anywhere else) and now I have a canker sore like lesion right next to my clitoris. It does not look like herpes, it never had fluid nor is it scabbing over, nor do I have any sores in/around the opening of my vagina. it looks just like the canker sores you get in your mouth. Of course I google these symptoms of a sore vagina, aching butt/thighs and lesions and it says herpes.... I don't think my vagina tingled until I read that was a symptom but now I feel that when I think about it. I was tested last year and was clean, I also fell down the stairs 5 days ago so I thought maybe that would be why my butt/thighs ache (it has also seemed to move to my thighs and lower legs in the last day and not so much the butt area). I looked up Aphthous Ulcers and think that could be what I am experiencing, some articles even said people ached with those as well. I am FREAKING out. I never sleep around and the one partner I choose, this happens right after. Please let me know what you think. I cant get into the doctor for 2 weeks. I attached two photos, let me know if they did not come through. Thank you
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
31 months ago
You need to go right in and have these canker sore-like lesions swab tested for herpes. If you cannot get in to see your regular doctor, go to an urgent care center and be seen.  Herpes lesions  on the labia do not scab over, they simply fill in.  What are describing sound like ulcerations, which is how herpes often present in the genital area of women.  Were you the receiver of oral sex from this partner?  If yes, then the cold sore virus can be transmitted from the mouth to the genital, even if the person giving the oral sex has no cold sore.  Please go in to be seen today if possible.  It is important to rule herpes out or have it diagnosed.  I'm so sorry but we cannot look at pictures on this website.

Terri
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Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
30 months ago
Did you go to be seen?

Terri
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