Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Strange sore on the mound of Venus


Dear John,

I'm not sure if I'm asking the question in the right category.
I just discovered a perfectly circular sore on the lower left side of my mound of Venus. It's about 2 mm in diameter, the skin area is slightly elevated, but it doesn't hurt. I've discovered it only when I noticed a pale brownish streak on my pantyliner, which means that it does ooze a little bit. Upon further research, I also noticed a few tiny brownish bumps on my lower left thigh, but they are neither open nor sensitive to touch.
I haven't been sexually active for almost ten months, and my then-partner recently tested negative for Hepatitis and HIV.
I also started cardio exercises on 2nd of February (three weeks ago) after a long period of being quite inactive, so I suspect that the sore and/or the bumps are the result of irritation and sweating;I work out on an elliptical five to six times a week for at least 30 minutes.
I also have a history of hair follicle inflammation in pubic area which occurs periodically, but the bumps I get from that are usually sensitive to touch and reddish. The most "serious" one occurred some 8 years ago (it was quite big with yellowish ooze) and was immediately diagnosed by my OBGYN as hair follicle inflammation.
I am almost 32 years old and my annual OBGYN appointment is scheduled for late winter/early spring.
Could it be that one of the two reasons listed above caused the sore/bumps to appear? Given the fact that it is perfectly round, the sore looks like a "torn" hair follicle.

Thank you in advance, kind regards,

If you wanted to ask me about an STI I would be "worried" about, it would only be herpes, but you said you were diagnosed with follicular inflammation, so that could be the answer you're looking for. I would bring this up with your specialist first thing when you meet her/him in the coming months. By the way, herpes sores usually DO hurt, they itch like a mosquito bite and you didn't tell me that in your dialogue, so its just something I would recommend talking about just in case! Stay safe.


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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.


3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

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American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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