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Cashmere
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So I've made an appointment with my doctor, but I'm not going to be able to see her for another couple weeks and I'm freaking out a bit.
I noticed the other day that my boyfriend has a patch of bumps on the underside of his shaft, they almost look like ingrown hairs(but he doesn't have hair there). That kinda worried me, and I gave myself a look over- and I have bumps too. They look—as far as I can tell—pretty much like his except I have more and spread over a larger surface area. Of course I'm on my period and am usually a little irritated by my pads, but I feel itchier than usual. Other than being irritated raised bumps, there aren't sores, or discharge...but I don't think that itchy raised things are usual. Also freaking out because I had sex before the HPV shot was available and I could have contacted it then. I don't know what early HPV warts look like, and all the pictures I've been able to find of herpes are exceedingly scary and possibly the later, more severe stages.
I'm 5 days away from getting my final booster for the HPV shot. It would suck so badly if this was a manifestation of warts....or something else...Does anyone else have ANY ideas as to what this could be? Hopefully my doctor will be able to tell me, but in the meantime can anyone offer some kind of rationality/keep me from freaking out QUITE so much?

[ 04-27-2007, 09:26 PM: Message edited by: Cashmere ]

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cool87
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Trying to tell what it is just by your description of things, without looking at it, is pretty hard if not impossible to do here over the Internet.

I think your best bet is to both go see your GP (or gyn) if you're worried something might be anormal down there, just like you planned to. [Smile] Or if it's not fast enough for you then is there any faster clinics near you you could go to ?

And per how you can stop freaking out so much ? You can simply try to relax by telling yourself that you don't know yet whether it's pathological or not and that there is really no need to worry until you know for sure it is. And even by then I'm not so sure what positive effects worrying could have on you...

So, it could be worth asking yourself in what does worrying might help you. It won't change things if you got something going on : it's all past and there's not much things you still can do now other than seeing a doc about it. You're just doing the right thing that needs to be done here.

And who knows ? Maybe it's just completly normal hun and nothing to worry about ! [Smile]

[ 04-28-2007, 08:35 PM: Message edited by: cool87 ]

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