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RachaelRocks247
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so i've read all about watching for STD's and stuff, and i'm wondering if it's possible to be born with something like an STD. i've had small white bumps "down there" since i was much, much younger (not sexually active then, obviously!) and they haven't ever really itched or anything, but they're not just on my hairline, like some previous topics have mentioned. should i get this checked? they haven't really changed, maybe become more prominent as a get older. i just don't want to have to get an exam unless i need one, since nothing's really changed. i've only been with one person, also a virgin.
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pyro_angel
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If they've been there since you can remember, it's likely they're part of your normal skin. Different people have different textures of skin, and unless they itch, hurt, grow or otherwise are a problem, I wouldn't worry about getting to a doctor. However, you could certainly ask about it at your next routine physical. Annual genital exams are recommended for people who are sexually active.
Hope that helps!

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RachaelRocks247
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thank you! i'll ask my gyno about it next time i head in. it's better to be too safe than sorry, especially when there's another person involved [Smile]
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