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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Exam: Easy to diagnose clinically. We can also do blood test, or viral culture from blisters.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes II (genital): Contact with a male who already has this virus. it is very contagious, and unavoidable if your partner has had the disease even if he has no evidence ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Spanish: Sorry, this was not translated into English. Take Care.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Be sure to employ good hand washing after touching the cold sore. Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus, but you can have it orally and not genit ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Well, Herpes : Simplex 1 could infect the genitals.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It could be: Burning, tingling, itchy - painful.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Even if a person who has a herpes simplex virus does not have active lesions they can still transmit the virus through a process called viral shedding ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex Virus: 1 (hsv -1) can cause genital lesions. (however it doesn't morph into hsv-2).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
NO IT DOES NOT: No it does not scar.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: If you have a herpetiform lesion on your skin, it is teeming with virus; if it touches mucosa, you can spread it (oral or genital!).
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Barraza
40 years experience in Pediatric Urology
Possibly: Condylomata or genital warts typically are not symptomatic whereas herpes outbreaks often are preceded by burning pain and itching
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
See doctor: There are no cures for these viral attacks but they can be controlled. There are medications to treat the lesions and pain. Some can be topical, lik ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex 1: Could cause genital lesions but it doesn't cause genital warts.Human papillomavirus can cause genital warts.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
A virus: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. It can occur when you have unprotected sex with a partner that has herpes and is actively shedding t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Oral herpes can: Transfer. Be careful to avoid contact with all mucosal areas, eyes, cuts in skin, and private areas when lesions (vesicles/blisters) are present and e ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: Warts in general do not itch. But in the genital area, they may become irritated and can be itchy. Please see a dermatologist or primary care doctor f ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Very different: Genital warts look like warts anywhere else. They're flesh-colored and not fluid-filled. Herpes looks like either small blisters or shallow ulcers on ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Bohannan
24 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes and No: The virus that causes genital herpes (herpes simplex 2) is a different variant of the herpes virus that causes oral herpers (simplex 1). However, ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Herpes simplex virus type i does infect the genital tract. As a matter of fact, nearly 60% of neonatal herpes infections (mostly acquired from genita ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: A woman with a history of genital herpes, with or without fresh sores on her genitals, can transmit herpes virus to her baby during delivery. Such an ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Virus: The virus is the same, so it could be spread to the genital area by touching the genital area with the virus.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Herpes: HPV related genital warts, no. Herpes lesion, yes
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lama
Specializes in Urology
Blisters: Genital herpes is associated with a cluster of blisters that show in the genital area that eventually burst, releasing the virus and causing some pain ... Read More

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