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A 29-year-old female asked:

How do i know if i have a genital herpes?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samer Muala
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Symptoms: Does your partner have it? Burning sensation. Lesions on penis or vagina?
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Genital herpes?: Genital herpes usually appear as one or more blisters or sores on or around the genitals, mouth, or anus. These blisters usually break & leave painful sores, which will resolve on there own, but can also be treated with medication. One can carry the virus but not know it, as well. See your doc & discuss your sxs & sexual history candidly. S/he can dx herpes based on hx, exam, or test. Good luck!
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I know for sure if I have genital herpes?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Get tested: The best test is a swab of the actual ulcer while it is present.This can be hard to do because you may not be able to get into the doctor during the 5-10 day period where the ulcer is shedding active virus that can be detected. The next best way is to get a blood test looking for hsv2 igg. This will detect an antibody against genital herpes indicating past exposure.
A 22-year-old male asked:

How do you know if you are exposed to genital herpes?

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Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Dermatology 28 years experience
There is blood test : This will show antibodies if exposed.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have genital herpes (female)?

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Dr. Michael Louie
Urology 19 years experience
Female genital...: herpes. Symptoms can be open sores that are irregular and painful. If you have them, do not have intercourse. See your physician to get diagnosed and possibly started on an antiviral
A 37-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have genital herpes and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Painful bumps: You may experience tingling and flu like symptoms before an outbreak. You may notice small painful bumps that break open and a little ulcer forms. They are usually very painful to the touch and very contagious.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

How do you know if you have genital herpes? Do most people have symptoms?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Genital Herpes: Nope. The vast majority of people with herpes and who are contagious for herpes do not have any visible signs that they have herpes. Every single sexually active person must have the blood test to know if you have herpes.

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