A 23-year-old male asked:
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How can you tell the difference between chlamydia and herpes, without getting tested?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Different symptoms: Genital herpes causes blisters and sores, chlamydia does not. Chlamydia usually causes dishcarge from the penis, sometimes with slightly painful urination; herpes can cause these, but usually does not. Both often cause infection with no symptoms at all. If you think you might have been exposed or have symptoms, see a doctor ASAP. Don't guess!
Answered on Oct 6, 2016

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Dr. Raksha Trivedi
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Usually not.: Symptoms for both these infections are quite different.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
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Not too many: The two conditions can be remarkably similar. Gc usually presents with more pain and purulent discharge, but have seen the same thing with non-gonoco ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatmen ... Read More

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