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How do I know if I have herpes

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Dr. Riyas Fadal
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Herpes???: try google photos and compare. you may have oral herpes or genital herpes...and both of these are associated with specific risks and behaviours. if it ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
RASH/BLISTERS : I suppose your question is abot herpes simplex, and there are 1&2 herpes in genitalia produces a rash with vesicles, look loke blisters on the male ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Medical Evaluation: Should be able to identify. Herpes simplex 2 usually is a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Herpes: If you have a suspicious sore you get it looked at. And all reading this question should get the herpes blood test. It is vital to know your herpes st ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Herpes: You need a blood test. There are no other ways to prove infection or not.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no ac ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Evaluation: A medical doctor can help in determining if a patient is suffering from a disease such as herpes, mononucleosis or any other cause. All the best!
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
14 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain: Typically herpes starts with pain first, then you get the "pimple". Sometimes it is difficult to tell, and the only for sure way would be to have the ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
17 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Visit your dentist: Normally herpetic lesions develop in the same area every single time they appear, best way will be to visit your dentist for a consult and he will giv ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Depending on symptoms and exposure history, examination and/or lab testing can give the answer. See your doctor.

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