The classic symptom of vaginal pimples is a cluster small fluid-filled blisters that break, forming painful sores that crust and heal over the course of several days. But some people get only a rash or small bumps on the skin that appear to be pimples. Some have painful urination and some women have fluid discharge from the vagina.
Sores may appear four to seven days after a person is first infected. There also may be flu-like symptoms, including fever and swollen lymph glands in the groin, following the initial infection.
Symptoms come and go with varying frequency and duration. One person may have an outbreak once a year, while another may have one every few weeks. Before a flare-up, there is often an itching, tingling, or burning sensation in the affected area, and sharp pains in the pelvis or down the leg. Herpes sores are usually worst the first time they appear. In later outbreaks the sores tend to be less painful and last for a shorter period of time.
The symptoms of vaginal pimples (genital herpes) can affect any of the following places on the body:
However, many people with genital herpes never have symptoms, or they mistake them for another malady, such as:
* A vaginal yeast infection
* Jock itch
* Insect bites
* An ingrown hair
If you think you may have genital herpes, visit your doctor or a clinic to get tested.