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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   for 2weeks now I have had vaginal ulcers come up on the inside of my vagina. They are bleeding and I am very concerned as to what it might be. I do have herpes but I have never had ulcer in my vagina before. I am going to see my regular Gyn Monday. I did have an end. alation 2 weeks ago because I kept bleeding only when my husband and I had intercourse. These ulcers showed up the 1st day after my surgery 2 weeks ago. I took one weeks worth of Valtrex but it did not seem to help with the ulcers at all. Very concerned.
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   give me a min please let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age please
User :   I am 52 years old. I had a normal pap in May.
Doctor :   Ok since you did have a normal pap smear thats a good thing
Doctor :   are they painful ?
User :   Not really.
Doctor :   how much were they bleeding ?
User :   The one at the opening is a sore. The bleeding is bright red spotting. I only need a mini pad. However I do change it frequently.
Doctor :   Ok let me tell you the conditions that can be responsible for this
Doctor :   Certain fungal infections are notorious to be presenting as a vaginal ulcer
Doctor :   also they can be due to other conditions like
Doctor :   Syphilis
Doctor :   Gonorrhea
User :   I have been married 15 years and have only had sex with my husband and I do not believe he would have given this to me.
Doctor :   Now i am glad that already have an appointment with your gyne as it really needs to be examines
Doctor :   examined**
User :   I have not had any other sex partners but him. So I am at a loss.
Doctor :   i would like to tell you that IT ALSO can be a fungal infection , so at this moment you cannot be sure
Doctor :   so i will suggest that this moment . keep your vaginal area dry and dont wear tight underwear so that the friction does not cause more irritation
User :   Can genital herpes cause vaginal ulcers?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i can
Doctor :   it is a sign
Doctor :   and sometimes it does not respond to the medications
User :   Thank you for your time and I will certainly keep my appointment Monday with my Gyn.
Doctor :   yes that you have to go
Doctor :   i wish you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   take care
User :   Thank you.
Doctor :   Your welcome
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