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How should genital herpes be treated

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes/no: Bleeding means.....open mucosa in vaginal area. It can be caused by the mechanics of sex, dryness, herpes sores, other infections.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not necessarily: If you are bleeding from healing herpetic lesions, then it's possible. Otherwise, if you are bleeding from your vagina, this would be atypical and as... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Avoid contact/ RX: Genital herpes can easily spread between partners and between the mother and the delivering baby. The risk is greatest if the mom contracts primary ... Read More
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Anti-viral meds!: There are slightly different treatment regimens used depending on whether this is a new infection or a recurrent infection. Regardless, an active inf... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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No: Genital herpes does not cause abdominal pain. It sounds like you need to see your GYN and get evaluated.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Treatment does not mean cure or eradication.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Herpes treatment: Herpes probably is the main cause of your pain, not yeast. I hope it is being properly treated with an oral drug like valacyclovir (Valtrex) or acyclo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Should not use: Simplex virus needs body fluids to survive , possible to get infected from wet brush , you should not use other people brush to maintain simple hygien... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Maybe : If the cold sore was still shedding herpes virus, then you could have transmitted it to your partner.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Unlikely: Herpes lesions are usually localized.. what you may have is an allergic rash in response to medication or something else. Your treating physician shou... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Very common. : Millions of people have this but many ( often, men), don't know they have it.

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