LAST EDITED ON Sep-19-12 AT 09:31 AM (CDST)
There seems to be a lot of interchanging these terms when they are in fact different. And knowing the difference might reduce some of the worrying.
PIMPLE: a pimple "down there" is going to look just like the kind that appears on your face. It has a white head, is kinda pus-filled. You may be able to squeeze it to extract the contents. Might see some blood. May be a pimple, clogged follicle or a boil.
BUMP: this is a small bump and it feels like there is something kinda hard inside. The skin covering it looks just like regular skin or may be pink or red. Could be a cystic pimple.
HERPES SORE: this may be a single sore or a cluster of sores. If it appeared on your face, you would notice that it's not like any pimple you've seen before. Usually the skin covering it is rather transparent with a clear or slightly yellow fluid inside. If it bursts, the fluid is clear and you will see a pink/red ulcer. There could be "oozing" as fluid can continue to be produced for a little bit after the blister bursts.
PAPER CUT SORE: I don't have experience with these so I can't help with a description. Sometimes they can be the result of rough sex. Sometimes they are a symptom of herpes.
Others, feel free to chime in to help clarify the difference between these 4 things. Hope this helps.
muffin ~ GHSV1 since 1986
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