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Differences in Discharge
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Differences in Discharge

Recently I have noticed two bumps on my skin where my hair is on my vagina.  I accidentally picked one of the bumps off and it immediately started bleeding.  The bumps are slightly red in color and could possibly be skin tags but I don
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Unfortunately, it just isn't possible for me to have confidence about what's causing your symptoms.  The genital area bumps could be warts, molluscum contagiosum, skin tags, herpes, or just pimples.  BV causes discharge, but generally not irritation or itching, and definitely not bleeding after sex.  Chlamydia, gonorrhea, yeast, trichomonas, and herpes all are possibilities.  You need to return to a knowledgeable health care provider, and your new partner should join you for simultaneous examination and testing.  Consider going together to your local health department STD clinic.

Good luck--  HHH, MD
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