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From Women’s Health

Listen, you’re not going to be thrilled to see bumps on the area around your vagina. Your mind probably goes immediately to the worst possible reasons (um, herpes…). But are all bumps worth the meltdown? Honestly, no.

“Most of my patients worry about cancer or herpes when they see vaginal bumps. But most of the time, bumps are benign and temporary,” says Alyssa Dweck, MD, gynecologist at CareMount Medical in New York and co-author of The Complete A to Z for Your V.

The truth is, herpes isn’t usually described as a “bump” either. “Herpes is actually not bumps, but blisters and some open sores,” says Carolyn

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