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ColdBlueSteel
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Okay, lately i've noticed that its very uncomfortable around my rectal region, and sometimes I bleed after going to the bathroom...and i was looking up there yesterday finally after being afraid for so long...and i found a red and white little bump. i freaked out. I had routine blood work done in february and it all came back fine, and i have not been with anyone except my boyfriend for years. do you think it is possible that I just have hemorrhoids and perhaps that little bump is just an infection from bleeding or whathaveyou? and do doctors check for stds during annual checkups and routine blood work? also, what normally does the inside of the vaginal walls feel like? if you could help me that would be great. thank you.
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LilBlueSmurf
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Hemmorhoids are actually quite common, and it does sound like this is what you could have. However, because we can't diagnose online, you really should get to your doctor to get this checked out.

As far as i know, doctors don't routinely do STI screening as part of a regular checkup. You can call your doctor and ask if this was part of your last checkup.

The inside of the vagina is mucous membrane, similar to that inside the cheek in your mouth. There are some differences, of course, but they're pretty similar.

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No, doctors do not usually run STI tests when doing routine bloodwork. STI screenings are almost always something a patient has to specifcally request.

We really can't tell you what the bump you see is or why you've been having the discomfort aorund your rectum, it would be a good idea to get into your doctor and have it checked out.

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ColdBlueSteel
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So a virus like herpes or warts or something wouldn't come up when they are analyzing a blood sample? and is it true that herpes comes in clusters and only one and a while not all the time...as opposed to the discomfort I feel all of the time?
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When blood tests are done, they pretty much use some of the blood for a list of typical tests, each of which are done slightly differently (These usually include things like testing for nutrient deficiencies, thyroid issues, hypoglycemia, etc.). So, unless a specific test is requested, they won't partition some blood for it and do the specific test. Make sense?

And herpes usually will appear in clusters, but the duration and frequency of outbreaks can vary on a person's body and immune system. So again, like Smurf said, it's likely you're looking at a hemmorhoid, but your best bet is still to check with your doctor.

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