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Frenchiex
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I recently went to the doctors after I'd been feeling sore for a few days and had found pimples on my vagina. She said it looked like Herpes and she was 50% sure. I'm being honest here when i say I've never had unprotected sex. Ever, I mean never without a condom. I explanied this to her but that's what she said it looked like and has prescribed me antibioctics. This has obviously shocked me and my boyfriend. I know you can get genitial herpes if your partner has a cold sore and then gives you oral sex or the other way around but we have never done that while either of us has had cold sores. My boyfriend has no symptoms either, even though he must have given it to me. Please help me figure out where this came from?

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It doesn't happen very often, but it is possible for the herpes virus to be transmitted even if no sores are present. So that could be what happened in your case. And, when we're talking about penis-in-vagina intercourse, condoms aren't as effective at preventing herpes as they are other STIs, because herpes is an STI that's spread through skin-to-skin contact, and condoms don't cover all the skin that can be affected.

Did your doctor take a swab of one of the sores to make sure that it was herpes? I'm a little confused as to why she would have prescribed you medication without confirming what it was, especially because if it is herpes, antibiotics won't do anything. What was the name of the medication she gave you?

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Yes she took a swab to check but she thought it was best to treat it for that because I had already left it for three days and it hurt a lot. The cant remember the name, but the medicene is specific for treating herpes. So it should help. I hope.

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I've also had very watery/runny discharge that ive never had before, do you think this is just a response from my body to the infection. I'm hoping it'll just go back to normal once the infection dies down. Do you agree?

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