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Vaginal Sores and Lumps

An ulcer or cold sore can be caused by the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis. When syphilis creates a skin ulcer (skin sore), the ulcer is usually not painful.

If your problem looks like one or more pimples and if it is outside of your vagina, it may be acne or a type of acne named hidradenitis suppurativa. Your doctor should examine you to make your diagnosis.

Your doctor should examine you to make your diagnosis.


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