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what does herpes look like on a woman

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually HSV: Genital herpes usually does not have a white cottage cheese like discharge. Definitive answer as to what is causing the discharge would be made by te ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes and Gender: No. Herpes is a virus. It is transmitted from skin to skin. It does not know gender.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
HERPES GENITALES: Babies are delivered by cs if mom has severe herpes genitales.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: The chance for the newborn infant to contract herpes infection from the maternal birth canal depends upon how long mother has had the same infection. ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Reality bites: A baby born to a mother during her first herpes outbreak has a significant risk of developing herpes encephalitis and dying or ending up with severe ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
If she has herpes...: If a man or a woman already has herpes, he or she may get an outbreak at anytime, before, during, or after sex. These recurrence lesions develop over ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Risk: The decision is up to you and your partner. You can discuss it and take Valacyclovir to reduce the chance of transmission. Avoid sex if you feel sympt ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually 7-14 days: It can take sometimes take longer.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, once treated...: Herpes simplex is a preventable and treatable condition. It is quite contagious during active outbreak and much much less so when not. Unfortunately, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it is.: You might want to use an antiviral medication - see your physician for this.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Hsv 1 is usually associated with cold sores; casual contact, such as kissing, can transmit this (and is the most common reason for transmission).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Wooming
34 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes, but difficult to prove. She could get herpes from some place else (if she ever gets it)

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