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i wanna know if i have herpies

By Anonymous June 4, 2010 - 2:25pm
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well i havnt been sexually active for about 3 months now. i just started feeling this lil pain on my clit this morning so went to the bathroom and i popped it it felt just like a pimple and poped just like a pimple. but then i got really scared and started looking up genital warts and their was a picture . the picture was of herpies inside the lips and they looked flat and bumpy n i was looking in the mirrior and it looks like im getting that . i have unportected sex and im only 15 and im really scared please tell me what might this be.

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Anon - There's no way that we can tell you what you're dealing with, there are many types of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It's important that you see a health care provider who can determine what you have and also assist you in learning more about how to protect yourself in the future. Left untreated, STDs can lead to illness including cancer as well as infertility.

If you're not able to discuss this with your parents or your family doctor then you can get the support you need from your local Planned Parenthood chapter. You can also find a lot of helpful information on their website, and yes, they deal with people your age all the time. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teen-talk/safer-sex-stds-25032.htm

You can find specific information about herpes on this page, but you should also note the information in the left panel that leads to information on other STDs. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teen-talk/safer-sex-std/herpes-25074.htm

Good luck to you and let us know what you decide to do to protect your health in the future.

June 4, 2010 - 5:27pm
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