Over a year ago, I had sex (unprotected) with a guy who had herpes...he didn't have any sores then, and hadn't for awhile before or after. I haven't broken out or even had any symptoms (I pretty well forgot about it even), but I've had a pimple-ish thing near the outside of my vagina for a couple of days now. It doesn't feel like a cold sore or anything, really a lot like a pimple (it wasn't crusty or clustery or anything, just round like a pimple and such, and popped like one)...and I seem to remember having things like these before I ever slept with him, but I really don't know what to think of this. I had really severe acne before but I've had flare-ups on my face pretty recently, could it be related to that? It's very difficult for me to get to a doctor, but I really want to be sure about this for my boyfriend's sake.I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me with this...I'm going to the doctor as soon as I can get an appointment, but I just want to make sure my boyfriend is safe. I don't even know how to talk to him about it. He's very understanding, but I think this would be jarring to him...eh, help
Vagina pimple question....
We can't tell you for sure. If it felt and looked more like a pimple than a cold sore, it probably was a pimple, but there's no way we can be absolutely certain.
Usually herpes sores have clear vesicle (like chicken pox do) that are inordinately painful. So, if it has a head on it that is clear, and hurts like heck even before you can see something, it is more like herpes. Sounds like you had more of a simple ingrown hair.