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Genital Pimples?

By July 29, 2010 - 10:14am
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I've been concerned about these for a while, but I very rarely get them. I actually haven't gotten them in years and started again recently. These are very close to pimples, and tend to have alot of blood in them. They are pretty big sometimes and they hurt. I have no idea what they are but I guess the reason I never got them checked was because I started getting them before I ever had sex, and I've also been tested for STDs and tests have always been negative. So my question is what are they and should I worry?
Thank you

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Hi lauramb,

These pimples could be a few things: ingrown hair, razor bumps, normal "pimple" from glands in your genitals, or STD. Can you explain where these pimples are located (labia majora, labia minora, near pubic hair, near vaginal opening, etc)?

Unfortunately, there is not a test that you can take to be "clear of all STDs", and you can get an STD without having sex (an STI/STD can be spread through sexual activities that involved skin-to-skin contact near/on your genitals without sex).

It is important to have the exact "pimple" looked at by your doctor, as this is the only way to know if it is/is not an STD is while there is a visible pimple. Sometimes pimples (just like acne on your face, for instance) can cause a little discomfort, but should not be painful. Some acne is filled with a little blood, too, so this may not necessarily be cause for alarm. It is important to have any medical conditions ruled out when you are having an "outbreak".

Do you notice any triggers that precede the pimples showing? Are you extra stressed right before the pimple appear, is it during a certain season, or time during your menstrual cycle?

July 29, 2010 - 1:43pm
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