What Could Cause Genital Bumps Besides Warts?
- Genital herpes can cause blisters which turn into open sores around the genital region. Herpes is a viral STI. While there is no cure, drugs are available to treat the blisters.
- Molluscum contagiosum is generally considered an STI when it appears in the genital regions. Those infected will develop small bumps with a central depression called papules.
- Syphilis is a bacterial STI that presents in several stages. The first symptom of syphilis is the appearance of a sore called a chancre. This sore can appear on the genitals and will heal on its own.
- Folliculitis, ingrown hairs, razor burn, swollen glands and cysts can cause bumps and rashes to appear on the genital region. These conditions are not spread via sexual contact.
- If you notice genital bumps, do not attempt to self-diagnose. See a medical professional immediately.