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Two days ago I woke up with a bump in the area where the outer labia, close to the inner, where the two lips meet. Stupidly, I went to squeeze it as if it were a pimple and clear fluid came out. It didn't 'pop' and wasn't particularly painful, although there didn't appear to be an ingrown hair in the area. I became very perplexed because whenever I got pimples 'down there', they would usually be very small and on the surface like after shaving and easily popped - this seemed bigger and seemed to go beneath the surface like a deep-grown pimple one might get on their face. Again, stupidly, i shaved the area clean (which seemed to open this 'bump' up a bit) and clear liquid continued to ooze from the bump when squeezed. It wasn't really red or irritated at that point, just a bump. I was really careless throughout the day- I would touch it, squeeze it over and over, put topical ointment on it, and squeeze it again. Eventually, it became larger, redder, swollen, and very blister-y infected looking. It felt like a big sore pimple when touched, but I didn't experience any pain when it wasn't being touched and it never itched.
At this point it still feels like something is "below the surface" and is red and swollen and looks BAD. like a big infected sore. I want to believe that this sore was caused by my stupidly incessant touching of the area, but I can't help but worry that it's herpes. I have only ever had sexual contact with my boyfriend, who swears he has only ever had sexual contact with me. It doesn't itch or burn when I pee, but I am worried that this bump is HSV. I am beginning to feel achey and my lymph nodes are swollen (although this could be because this now 'sore' looks infected). Could it be herpes? what should I do?

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It's really difficult to make any educated guesses about bumps like that - we're not doctors, and even if we were, we could not make diagnoses over the internet.

So, your best bet is to get in and be seen by a doctor. In the meantime, you'll want to leave the bump alone and not irritate it further.

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