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27 Jan 2009

I often get (once a month) just before my periods little sores between the anus and the vagina. They are really sore, small in size. The itching can sometimes go up the anus. I tried oral anti inflamatory, pain killer without any result. A local anestetic cream hides the pain but does not solve the problem.
Could it be genital herpes?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Mortified
You will have to let your doctor look at the sores when they come out - if it is blisters, it could be genital herpes. It sounds as if it could be.
Dr Bets
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