5 years ago I was diagnosed with genital herpies. The diagnosis was based purely on site. My doctor who works at a clinic, a wonderful lady that I trust and really knows her stuff said to me "I really hate to say this but I am 98% sure you have herpies" I did get a blood test done but it was lost twice and I just assumed I had the disease. I dated for 3 years until I was dumped (I had told my partner before we ever started going out and he was okay with this).
I was recently tested for many many many different things (about 600 dollars worth with discount). I came up negative. So did my ex. I have not slept with anyone and I had those bumps since I was 17. I am now a 22 female and I am stumped. This itchyness/burning has been here for years and I have just suffered in silence too embarrased to seek help or even go get checked out every year as I should have.
Then I came across this image :
The image is a picture of Fox Fordyce Disease, different from Fordyce condition which is pretty much benign.
Note the inner bumps...I had always assumed this was apart of herpies...but this is EXACTLY what my skin looks like on my nipples, it clusters closely to the outer part mostly.
Also these small bumps appear on my inner labia... and THEY ITCH like crazy!!! I have always just lived with it--"walk it off" attitude, which is intensely uncomfortable and embarrassing. Only 200,000 people US have the disease so how could I have this?? Also I read something somewhere it mostly affected the African American population...which I am not. I am confused and not sure where to go to get it confirmed IF it is what I have. I have not been someone to sleep around and have practiced safe sex habits. Does anyone know where I can find more than a handful of words talking about this disease???
I am really lost here. Thanks.