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Odors and herpes

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
19 years experience Gynecology
Not typically: Herpes do not typically have an odor. A foul, fishy smell is pretty common with a bacterial vaginal infection.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes ?: Herpes I or II is very communicable, but pain from exposure less than two days will not produce a herpes ulcer that quickly. It is more likely that t ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: No, although tissue degeneration in any form of lesion may create an odor, there is nothing characteristic about the smell of herpetic lesions.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
36 years experience Dermatology
Usually not: Herpes causes painful blisters. A unusual smell could be a sign of an std such as gonorrhea, and should be checked by a doctor.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: What you describe are unlikely to be due to Herpes infection. The best way in which to check would be to unroof the lesions and obtain stains and vir ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: Whenever there is any change in the vagina from any infection, the vaginal discharge composition and balance changes. This makes it easier to get Bact ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Likely: Genital herpes causes blisters on the penis caused by a virus. It generally causes some discomfort but not severe pain. It is not common for it to cau ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common cause of strong vaginal odor, especially fishy odor, is bacterial vaginosis -- an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. STDs also can ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: Herpes causes ulcerations. If you have a foul discharge you may have bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, gonorrhea or chlamydia. You should be checked ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherman
38 years experience Infectious Disease
No but . . . : Genital herpes generally does not, but genitals and particularly the glands in the groin certainly can produce that sweaty smell.

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