| | If Not Herpes..then what?
Hi...About a year ago, I noticed a sore on the inner folds of my vagina. I went to a free clinic, and showed it to the doctor...the doctor there told me that it looked like an irritated hair follicle, and that I shouldn't worry. The sore was painful and I was afraid that it might be herpes, so I went to my ob/gyn. When she looked at it, she said that it looked like herpes, and she took a culture. The culture was really painful, and she prescribed me valtrex and told me to take it for the next 5 days, and to call back in two weeks for my results. When I called back for the results, she told me that the culture came back "non-isolated" which means that I did not have genital herpes.
About a week ago, after my period, I felt an itching in the same place. A few days later, I notice that I have the same kind of sore that I had a year ago. I have not had unprotected sex since then. It is a single sore, and not a series of bumps that I have read are the usual symptoms of a herpes outbreak. I'm wondering, if this is not herpes, what is it? Could it be from irritation from wearing pads/tampons during my period? Please help!
Last edited by jenny17; 03-20-2005 at 02:39 AM.