Hi, On February 25, 2010, I had unprotected sex with a friend and I didn't know his sexual history. Two weeks later I noticed two white bumps in between my labia majora and labia minora. They didn't hurt really bad they were just uncomfortable. I've gotten these bumps before but because I had unprotected sex I automatically thought to herpes. While those bumps were there (they were like pimples. I popped them and white pus came out like usual) I also noticed that I had vaginal tears around the entrance to my vagina and my perineum. Since then I can say that I have had one more case of white pimples (I talked to my doctor and she said that it might be a cyst or a bacterial infection but I'm too scared to go see her) and those tears around my vagina have shown up again. I have also had a swollen labia minora lip with what feels like tiny peas between that one lip and my labia majora (which I have come to believe is just an abscess and a yeast infection because it smelled "yeasty" and was right before my period).
Now, I have had those tears and pimple bumps before ever having sex with this new partner, and he showed no symptoms of herpes or anything when we had sex. I even spoke with him and he said he's never had any STD symptoms of anything and I was the first person he'd ever had sex with without a condom. It was stupid on my part, and I'm more than sure I've learned my lesson. I also have eczema, and I use a very strong medicine (Clobex) that I put on there along with vaseline to try and heal the cracks/tears. I've read that strong steroids make the skin in that area weak so maybe over time I have weakened my genital skin with the use of the medicine. I have never see any small red bumps, nuthing hurts (besides the tear), nothing leaks open and crusts over like the regular herpes symptoms, but it just itches like crazy when its there and sometimes (like now) when its not. I think it itches because I irritate is and continue to scratch it. These cracks heal within a few days, and since February have reappeared maybe three times at the max.
Right now, I have no symptoms of anything. There are no bumps, no tears and everything feels fine. IF...I get these symptoms again I will definately go to a clinic or a doctor. I'm going crazy thinking that it might be herpes, but could also be one of several things since I have been researching. I could also be paranoid because I've had all of these symptoms before and I was never had a herpes scare until my unprotected sex incident. Any help (besides that I need to man up and go to the doctor...I've heard that all too many times and I kno I need to go I'm just horrified. I take great pride in my health and cant come to fact that I messed up, sorry) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!