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pimple on vulva

Why are these pimples popping up on the inner vulva area?  They start out small and very uncomfortable.  They grow and itch until I apply warm water and make rupture.  Usually goes away 1 week after they rupture.  I've never gotten these in my life until last summer when I had the first episode.  I've had 4 more times since then.  I am very strict about my hygiene.  I am 40 years old.  I've been married for 23 years.  I do take hormone shots every month since my full hysterectomy 4 years ago.  Could the hormones be the reason?
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Hi

Bumps on the vulva may be due to dermatitis which may also present with vesicles. Folliculitis, warts and herpes are also likely differentials. In your case, a dermatitis may not be likely since you have not mentioned of any direct exposure to gels, lotions and other substances in the area. A viral infection such as warts do not seem likely as they do not present as vesicles .Vesicles are bumps that contain fluid and they pop. I am thinking that these may either be dermatitis or a herpetic skin condition. Both these skin conditions present with vesicles and itchiness. They are also chronic and recurrent. These are just differentials based on your description.
I do not think the hormone therapy is associated with this as you have been taking this for years already (is this correct)?
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Yes, I have been on hormones for 4 years.  could you explain dermatitis and herpetic please.  Sorry I didn't respond had to leave.
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