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How long after primary herpes is a recurrence

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Approximately: 7-10 days , u need to call your gyn to get on Valtrex (valacyclovir) asap it will lessen the duration.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
No: The herpes virus clears from the system after active infection but can end up residing in a nerve as a dormant infection.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Genital ulcers are not always due to infection. There are diseases such as behcet;s syndrome in which genital ulcers are common. They are also seen in ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
It's an STD unless: Proven negative. Herpes can take a long time to heal. Syphilis can also cause genital ulcers. Could also be traumatic. Bottom line is you must get it ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Primary infections are generally more severe than recurrences and may last up to 10-14 days, although have seen cases more prolonged than that. Yes, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Do you mean your total igg level being low or just to the hsv? If total igg is normal, then a low anti-hsv igg likely means that you have had no re ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably unlikely: Recurrent herpes urethritis can happen but is uncommon. The chance might be slightly higher if your initial herpes infection involved your urethra (us ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Typically : Typically the first outbreak of herpes is the worst, and subsequent outbreaks are lesser intensity or painless shedding of virus. A person might, as ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: You really need a physical exam by your dr. / or gyn dr. To adeqautely diagnose wether or not you are having a herpes outbreak. It is almost impossib ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Herpes symptoms such as burning or pain can last a week or so. In cases of post herpetic neuralgia the pain can last months following an outbreak of ... Read More

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