How to Identify the Symptoms of STD Lesions?
Q: I am a 21 year old woman. I have two small red bumps around my vaginal lips. The first bump appeared a month ago, a day after I returned from Mexico. I noticed the second bump about a week ago; it looks and feels the same as the first. It’s sometimes itchy and has a burning sensation at times. They are hard and do not seem to be blistering. My last STD check was about 8 months ago. I’ve been with the same person for 4 last years. From reading online, I think they are pimples but I would appreciate another opinion. Please help. I would like to know how to treat them quickly.
You need to observe them very closely. If they are mere pimples, they should subside gradually in a week or so. If they stay or show any changes, further evaluation would be required.
Symptoms of STD Lesions
Generally speaking, the initial symptoms of any STD, say genital herpes, for example, are very vague. One may just have some pain in the leg, buttocks or genital area. A feeling of pressure or fullness in the abdomen may be felt. A few may have some itching and burning in the genital area.
Later, the glands of the groin may become swollen and systemic symptoms may be felt. These include muscle aches, fever, headache or pain with urine.
Thereafter, pimple like lesions appear, which converts into a blister. Blisters gradually form sores, which are very slow to heal.
If you have any of the above symptoms, visit your doctor at the earliest. Just be watchful about the lesion you have. Meanwhile, take care of the genital pimples by keeping it clean and dry.