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- Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:05 am
i really really need help. i fear i may have an std.
ive only had sex twice, with two different guys.
im 18, and had sex for the first time was seven months ago. the last time i had sex was five months ago. i used a condom both times, and im not even sure if the second guy finished the job...i had to leave.
i masterbate sometimes (ok alot, like 4x weekly) and noticed small bumps down there on what i believe is the vulva (lips). i noticed them probably 3 months after the last time i had sex. they havent multiplied, gotten bigger, or anything since then. but they are still there.
i looked at them in the mirror today and there are like five of them, they are very very small and white, and near each other... i fear they may be genital warts. any doctor's out there?
ive had guardisil, but it was after sex (both times) does that help?
and if i do have genital warts, and i don't get them treated, will they go away or will anything worse happen?
i plan to go to the gyno in august of next year (when i go to college) is that too far?
please please please please help me.
| Dr. Safaa Mahmoud
- Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:47 am
These bumps could be due to:
- Sebaceous cysts (epidermal cysts). Due to obstruction of the glands forming sebum (fat) forming a closed sac under the skin.
Sebaceous cysts usually present in the form of:
painless, slow-growing small bumps or lumps containing a yellow cheesy" substance.
- Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. Forming small, white-headed Bumps in hair follicles (roots).
Lesions may be Itching. Superficial folliculitis resolves spontaneously in a few days, while deep or recurring folliculitis should be medically treated.
-Contact Dermatitis occurs due to skin contact with a substance that causes an allergic reaction (allergic contact Dermatitis)
or with an irritant substances (irritant contact Dermatitis). This could be also due to irritation from a discharge. Itching may be present.
Other causes due to STD like warts should be excluded although less likely to be the cause.
Genital warts appear as growths or bumps. Warts could be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large., flesh-colored or whitish in appearance and do not cause itching, or pain.
Genital warts are usually diagnosed by visual inspection and tissue examination is possible.
Most HPV infections go away without treatment.The Gardasi vlaccine does not cure HPV infection. It is used to prevent genital warts and cervical/vaginal cancers caused by certain types of HPV (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) in girls and young women.
Direct clinical examination is essential.
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