Painful sore on vagina - please help, photo attached

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Hi. 

For the past two days I've felt really like I've got a really sore spot on my labia. I've realised I've got like an open wound. It doesn't burn but it does sting a lot when anything touches it (including when I move around in bed at night or whilst I'm walking), kind of like if you've cut or grazed yourself. 

I've not had sex for about two weeks, and that was with my boyfriend who I've been in a long term relationship for about 4 years. I'm pretty sure he hasn't cheated on me so I don't know how it could be a STD? In addition, it's only just come up in the last couple of days. 

I don't know whether I've just caught myself on my pants / jeans and created some irritation which has then not healed because it's like warm and always covered down there?

Obviously from googling wounds in that area I'm paranoid it's herpes - could it be? Neither me or my boyfriend have ever had coldsores - and as I mentioned, I don't think he's cheated on me. And if he has, the only time he would of been able to was approximately 3 months ago when I was on holiday (as I live with him). We have had sex quite a few times since then and I've had no symptoms or sores or anything until the last two days. 

Please help!

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    It doesn't look like herpes to me, but I'd get checked out if I were you.  You could either see your GP, or if you're in the UK, you could go to a genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic - google "GUM clinic near me" for details.

    If you could update this thread and tell us what the doctors say, it would be appreciated.  Good luck.

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      Thanks for your response.

      The next appointment available for my nearest GUM clinic isn't till June and I'm going to struggle getting into the doctors with work - I currently registered in my hometown however I'm away with work for a few weeks Monday to Friday.

      I actually sent a photo into "Dr Ed", some online doctors, and paid for a photo consultation but they cancelled my consultation and refunded the fee with a comment saying they're in this instance unable to provide a diagnosis on my photo.

      I suppose I'll have to wait a few days to see if it clears up / the pain subdues and if not take to a walk in centre.

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      That's strange as GUM clinics have a target of offering appointments within 48 hours.  You could try a different one I suppose.

      It's hard enough to get people to go and get tested anyway, without making them wait weeks for an appointment. sad

      I don't know much about Dr Ed, but they seem to have good reviews, and it sounds like a point in the favour if they refunded your fee.  Of course that means that what you have may be difficult to diagnose.

      I'd try and find a different GUM clinic if I were you, though if the closest one is too busy, the others nearby might be busy too.

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    Hi did you ever find out what this is? I have something very similar and waiting till Monday for the doctors is tough. It hurts. Thanks,

    Sam

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    please tell me you found out what it was

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    did you find out what it was

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    did u find out anything?

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