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sunsetbaby
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So today I was itchy "down there", and being by myself, I took care of the itch. Well, the itch was on one of the inner lips on my vagina.. and soon after it started getting really irritated to the point where it would burn if I touched it. Now, that side feels pretty swollen. I tried looking with a mirror, and all I could see was that it was really red. I didn't see any sores or anything, but I'm a little worried. I can walk just fine.. and I haven't had sex with any strangers. In fact, I haven't had intercourse at all. What could this be? I'm scared it's herpes or something serious.
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You don't have to have intercourse to get a vaginal infection. They can also be caused by bacteria, or an allergy. So if you're itchy and red and swollen, you'll want to make an appointment with your GP or gyn to get that checked out.

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Johanna
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sunsetbaby
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Yeah, I know that. I was referring more to herpes when I was talking about intercourse. I'm just curious as to what kind of infection it is because it's not spreading and it's only on one side. I went camping for a week and got back about 2 days ago. Could that have something to do with it?
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For you to get genital herpes, you'd have had to be in contact with someone who was having a herpes outbreak. So that doesn't seem like an option here.

Beyond that, we really cannot diagnose you via the internet, so you'll really just have to call your doctor and make an appointment.

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Johanna
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sunsetbaby
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Thanks! I feel a lot more at ease. It's gotten better now too.. so I'm even less worried.

I'm curious about something though. For the past few days, whenever I've gotten fingered, it makes me feel as if I need to pee really badly. I heard this has something to do with the "G" spot.. but I haven't had this feeling before. Is it normal?

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