I think I may have herpes

Patient

Q: Hello, I have a question. So shortly after my period is over, I start to get very itchy and irritated in and around my vaginal area. This happens every time it is over. Anyway, this time seems different. Since it is itchy, I scratch which probably isn't good but when I do that it starts to hurt as if I've scratched myself too hard. This time, after I itched, it hurt really bad and has been since (it's been about 5 days) and it hurts when I urinate, like a stinging feeling. I took a look down there because I was a little concerned and it looks like a mouth ulcer but on my vagina. I'm concerned I may have genital herpes. Last time I had sex was about 2 and a half months ago. We used a condom but he performed oral sex on me unprotected. Please, tell me what is going on. This usually happens every time after my period, but this time it feels different and I'm scared I have herpes.

Symptoms:  Ulcer looking on my vagina
Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I had unprotected oral and protected vaginal sex with a sex worker. I had unprotected vaginal sex with my wife ( who...

Q: Hi, I have a friend who is claiming that she received a series of infections after we (accidentally) had unprotected ...

Q: I have blisters on the shaft of my penis? I have had a sti check after the last time I had sex and I had chalmidea bu...

Q: Was having testicul pain and frequent urination, went to urgent care the took a "clean catch" urine sample...

Q: The guy I started dating had hpv genital warts in 2011 and had them burnt off my a doctor. He hasn't seen any warts ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews