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I am in a great deal of pain down there. It started 4 days ago. I got DH to have a look and he took a photo. There are two ulcers on my labia minora.
I am certain DH has not cheated (and neither have I) but Dr Google suggests it is herpes. We have been together for 4 years and neither of us has a coloured sexual past.
I have suffered with mouth ulcers and currently have a few. I do frequently get lumps on my labia as well as on my chest, shoulders, legs and bum. They are large and red but never come to a head but some have left a purple scar.
Last year I developed an ulcer in my eye.
Dr Google also suggested to me that it could be Behcets....?
I have had norovirus the last two days. I am going to try and summon the energy to visit the GP tomorrow.
It sounds like Bechets! It's really rare, I have it, but fortunately quite mild. I get genital ulcers if I'm run down (or pregnant!). The eye ulcer is another symptom. See your GP, tell them about the ulcers and the eye problem and get a referall to a rheumatology consultant (it's an auto immune disease), and you should be seen by an opthalmologist. The GP may be able to prescribe something for the gentital ulcers - a steroid cream will work. Hope you're feeling better soon.
I think you should go to the GP too ; pemphigus is another autoimmune condition that causes painful recurrent blisters on the skin & mucous membranes-mouth/eyes/genital. Hope you feel better soon, bad enough having norovirus without the other issues😟
If it's herpes, it's nothing to be upset or to worry about. Pretty much everyone carries the herpes virus. Most people just get their sores (if they are symptomatic, and actually very few people are!) on their lip, but some, get it 'down there'.
If it is herpes, as this is your first outbreak, it may well be your only ever one (if HSV1 strain). If it's the HSV2 strain, it may come back at some point, but either way, this will by far and away be your worst ever one.
If it is herpes get a prescription for Aciclovir tablets and just keep them in the medicine cabinet in case you ever need them (which honestly is not likely).
Finally, if it is herpes, the emotional/psychological pain is far worse at this point than the reality of having it. It is, honestly, nothing to worry about. Its no different to having a cold sore. You might just have it in a different place.
Also, if it is herpes, it is zero reflection on either cheating or a coloured sexual past. It could be very easily passed on by asympotamic oral sex (e.g if your partner has ever had a cold sore in his lip, he can shed the virus orally at any time) or simply genital to genital shedding, as most people are herpetic genitally anyway, but very few ever show symptoms. It means nothing. Try not to worry xxx