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Vaginal Tear - Herpes or Yeast Infection?
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md1733 - October 1

Last night, a tear opened in my vaginal area. It is located under my pubic hair at the top of my outer vaginal lips. The tear bled a small amount but I saw no other fluid. I have no other tears in or outside of my vagina. I'm wondering if this tear closely resembles a herpes lesion or if it sounds more like something that would be caused by a severe yeast infection? I would get the tear swabbed and cultured, but it tends to start healing fairly quickly...


scar - October 1

getting it swabbed and cultured is a good idea


md1733 - October 1

I have been dealing with vaginal burning and redness for 2-3 months now. The only time I find minor relief is during the week of my period and about a week thereafter. Otherwise, the levels of discomfort vary but I never feel as though the pain is ever truly gone. I'm sure my stress doesn't make it any easier...


estrellab - October 1

I worried and wondered about my tears too for yrs only to be told they are nothing, just dry skin. Finally, after so many irritations and being tired of it, I had and herpes select test done and it did come back pos for type 2 just like I thought. I had several neg cultures in the past.


Oblivion - October 1

boy that doesn't sound good. You have to wait a while before being tested. I don't know how long though for sure. I think it is at least a few months.


Dallasfan - October 1

Trust your gut. Get a culture when it is bothering you or go get a western blot blood test or herpes select type specific.


SimplyStar - October 1

You can get herpes select at planned parenthood.


estrellab - October 1

she is right I did a second select cuz I still can't figure out why if I have it my husband does not after 14 plus yrs of being together monogomously. Anyway, hope this helps.


Oknow - October 1

I do not think bleeding is a normal condition of a HSV lesion.


Dallasfan - October 1

if the pain just kind of hangs around that is not typical, they (sores) normally come for a week or so and then go away. they do not persist non-stop for months. you can always get tested with a swab of the sore or a blood test.


cab713 - October 1

yes and no. Herpes gets blown off all too often, you do know that don't you?


scar - October 2

Just because you have herpes, doesn't mean that everything that happens to your genitals is due to herpes. You could have herpes AND a yeast infection. You could have herpes AND BV. You could have herpes AND a skin condition. I could go on, but hopefully you get the idea.


ginger - October 15

No, I actually don't think herpes gets blown off too often. It's not a big deal.


beingeasy - October 15

So you have herpes, so what. I do too. Of course you tell your partners and you take reasonable precautions, but honestly, has anything actually changed since you were diagnosed? I mean, aside from the emotional effects... because feelings aren't facts.



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