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Inner labia near the vagina is rough and bumpy. Should it be smooth? Are there any symptoms for genital herpes?

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Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have two more questions.

First question: is the inner vulva/inner labia near the vagina and pee hole suppose to feel somewhat rough and bumpy or is it suppose to feel smooth like a baby`s bottom?

Second question: I heard that 95% of the time there's no symptoms for genital warts or genital herpes. Is that true?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 40 hours later
Brief Answer:
has a slightly rough texture

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The inner aspect of the genitalia would feel slightly rough to touch as do most mucosal surfaces of the body. This is a normal variation in most women.

In terms of genital herpes- approximately 81 % of persons may be asymptomatic (have no symptoms). When symptoms do occur ,they would consist of initial redness and discomfort in the area followed by a rash that evolves to small water fluid bumps. These 'bumps' then form small ulcers.

Genital warts-these occur as a result of HPV infection of which there are different types. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection however even though the virus is present only 1-2% of persons with the virus may have symptoms such as warts.
In many persons the body may fight off the infection (in young persons , 90% can actually clear the infection within 2 years).

In others the infection may remain with no symptoms or progress to warts.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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