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I tested negative for herpes 2<0.90 and then I had a small papercut on my labia majora and it scabbed over white.and it hurt so was wondering if this could be from shaving or is it herpes? I went to my doctor and she said I was irritated down there and swabbed me and it came back negative for 1 and 2 herpes. so does this sound like herpes?

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If you want to be certain you might have to wait 3 months to take the test if it was aquired recently. That way if it was herpes it would show up in the test by then. So just try to relax see if anything else pops up or any other weird symptoms show up til then. If not then good chance it's just a cut :). 

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Herpes can present as what looks like a papercut, so it could have been an outbreak. Actually, you can search these forums to see plenty of folks talking about papercut herpes: https://forums.herpesopportunity.com/search/?q="paper cut"

Swabs tend to be the best, but if you did wait a few days, there might not have been enough to show up on a culture. Outbreaks that present as sores are much easier to culture since they have liquid inside that's super easy to culture and test. If you have another similar outbreak, do your best to immediately get to the clinic to get it swabbed so it'll be easier to swab. Otherwise, like @Guy00 said, getting a blood test (preferably Western Blot) 3 months or after your initial exposure if you know when that was. 

Hope this helps! 

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