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do genital herpe symptoms decrease over time

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Often people with genital herpes have no symptoms. These may appear long after infection. Blood studies and cultures from any blisters, ulcers or ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk answered
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain, burnIng, blist: Pain, irritation, like burning, and blisters in various stages of oozing crusting and healing. The first infection is often the worst and can be acco ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Siegel
40 years experience Urology
Painful blisters: Often is preceded by strange sensation followed by one or more painful blisters that rupture and then dry out and heal.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Unknown: There is always a risk of asymptomatic shedding of the hsv virus. This chance is minimized if you are taking daily suppressive therapy with a medicati ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Genital warts: Friend needs to be diagnosed and treated. This is contagious and more difficult to detect in women. Good luck
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Duplicate question: See my previous reply: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6793744-i-was-exposed-to-herpes-confirmed-how-long-after-does-it-usually-take-to-st ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes: Incubation period for oral and genital herpes is 2-7 and 2-12 days respectively. The symptoms are pain and blisters.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually 3-5 days: Sometimes up to 10 days. The main symptoms of herpes, either oral or genital, are clusters of sores that start as red bumps, become blisters, then ope ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No: There are several possibilities. You may have had oral herpes lesions and transferred the virus to your genitals manually, although this is unlikely. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Painful lesions: The symptoms vary. Some people have very mild to no symptoms, while others have redness and fluid filled blisters that are painful and burn. Sometim ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Blisters, sores: Mostly superficial blisters that quickly (1-2 days) become painful open sores, especially on moist tissues. First infection most severe, usually at si ... Read More
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