A 27-year-old female asked:
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why is some genital herpes blisters painful and some are not?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Skin nerves: The blisters hurt because they expose some of the tiny nerves in the skin. Some areas of the skin has more, or less, nerves than others. Also, some blisters have different depths than others.
Answered on May 11, 2015
Dr. Alexander Alvarez
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Immunity: Depends how your immune system is reacting to the virus
Answered on Aug 18, 2014

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Concerning: What you describe is concerning for herpes. Friction should not cause blisters. Schedule a visit for STD testing.
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