thanks for the reply ...
yes, pus and something hard came out of it. and there's just one, which seems a lot better, now.
sadly, i just had a ob/gyn visit and tried to mention it to the PA / nurse i wasn't in best position for pointing out anything (lying on the table), and she failed to find it. this was while it was still a hard little bump.
our health dept doesn't perform blood tests for herpes and, since i popped this, there's not a lot left to show anyone. much less anything for them to take a sample from.
but if i can still see anything there tomorrow, i'll go anyway.