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A 46-year-old female asked:

Is bleeding normal during a herpes outbreak?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
What do you mean?: The herpes sores should not bleed themselves (but could if you pick at them once they have crusted over). Outbreaks tend to occur when your body is stressed or sick. Many women will experience herpes outbreaks during their periods but it can come at anytime during your cycle. If you frequently have outbreaks during your cycle you may be a candidate for supression therapy and should talk to your md.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Herpes simplex: You don't indicate where the bleeding is from and to what degree. But yes, the ulcers may bleed slightly if scratched or otherwise irritated.

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Last updated Jun 14, 2018

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