Hi!! Welcome to the site! We're glad you found us. So, BV is ore like inside your vagina and produces a thin, grey watery discharge that has a foul odor. The odor is the hallmark sign. Yeast infections product more thick discharge or lumpy discharge and it itches. Both can aggravate that area outside where you describe to where there may be paper thin cuts, irritation. But you'd likely have the other things going on inside your vagina. I had someone recently tell us and it is a good point that hormonal fluctuations can cause this too. And with your herpes diagnosis (sorry to hear about that)-- I'm glad it is being checked out this week. You never followed a typical pattern it sounds like with herpes so you never know. If the vasoline helps, keep putting it on. When is your doctor's appointment?
I have an appointment Friday. I took medicine for my herpes and it seemed to clear up. So maybe that was a flair up. It’s just odd because i don’t get the bumps and sores etc. i barely have outbreaks. Just a scary thought.