Discussions By Condition: Sexual conditions

Don't know what to do ...

Posted In: Sexual conditions 2 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 7, 2006
  • 06:30 PM


I am a healthy younger woman with an active sex life. My boyfriend and I have sex about 2-4 times a week, on average, except that one pesky week. For the past month or so I have noticed some changes. Right now, it appears that I have 2 big cuts running down the outside of my vagina, along the fold of my outer labia. I also have some trouble lubricating myself, which didn't use to be an issue. There is also one cut on my inner labia. They are not pus-filled. I have had cuts like these before and they've gone away in a few weeks. I have chalked it up to rough sex before I was wet enough ... but now I don't know. When I was an teenager, before I was sexually active, I would get smaller versions of these cuts, as well.

I have been tested before, but only for claymidia and gonorhea. I just read that herpes can take the form of cuts, as well -- is it possible that I have herpes? I have also read about vaginitis -- could it be that? Or something else? It's hard for me to tell whether I should go to the doctor's or not because I have a tendency to be hypochondriatic, and I don't know if this is something women go through a lot. Can vaginal dryness cause cuts?

Reply Flag this Discussion

2 Replies:

  • wow! i went to the doctor about three months ago and had pap and blood test and found out i had been exosed to heres. i was sexually active like u. im 24. i never had a break out ever and my doctor said i would have never known if he wouldnt have said anything but i have had those cuts like u said before so that is sumthing new to me!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 05:16 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • Ask for a blood test for herpes 2.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?