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Tiny painful red bumps at vestibule- HPV?

I have these very small red bumps around my vestibule. They are just a few of them and they aren't symmetrically distributed. I wouldn't even notice them if they weren't so painful to touch, which makes sex impossible. I have been to several doctors and their opinions are controversial, the one says "Yes, they are warts. Here is some Aldara cream put it on your vestibule" the other says "Thank God you didn't use Aldara, it could cause u problems and wouldnt help at all as these are normal bumps and not warts and warts are not painful". The thing is, they actually hurt and I cant just ignore them and think they are normal. My question is can warts be painful to touch?
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563773 tn?1374250139
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Hello,
These are less likely to be infected bartholin’s cysts. These can be clogged pores and rubbing during  intercourse is aggravating the problem. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin.Also wear cotton undergarments. Application of mild corticosteroid cream and oral antiinflammatories like ibuprofen/acetaminophen are also helpful. If the symptoms are severe then it will be best to consult a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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Please help doctor! Any thought on it would be much appreciated!
563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
These bumps can be due to folliculitis or boils. Treatment includes antibiotics and do not touch or pick them up. You can however apply topical antibiotic creams like Neosporin or Bactroban. If the symptoms persist then you should get oral antibiotics prescribed from a doctor or get herpes sores ruled out.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Thank you very much for your reply! I have had oral antibiotics, specifically doxycicline and penicillin and topical ones but they didnt go away. The doctors even prescribed to me oral anti-fungals too.I know its not herpes because I have done blood tests about herpes 1 and 2 and they were negative. Any other idea of what can cause folliculitis or boils?

Thanks again!
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I just searched what folliculitis and boils are and mayo clinic says its the infection of hair follicle. The thing is, these bumps are at my vestibule where no hair exists, specifically at the frenulum of labia minora. So I was suspecting these bumps to be inflamed bartholin glands some other vestibular glands, could that be a possibility? To note, they are very tiny like the head of a pin.

I am sorry for asking so many questions! I am very stressed and this condition is really upsetting me as it impairs my personal life.

Thank you for your help doctor
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Hello doctor.
For a week I've been experiencing a constant, yellowish discharge. Now I'm experiencing tiny bumps on on my vestibule and it's quite difficult to urinate after I take a shower. Can this be a STI or just some bacterial infection?
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