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Could herpes cause other problems?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Herpes may cause pain due to inflammation of the nerves. It does not cause cervical cancer.
Dr. Jonathan Song
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Herpes is very complicated. Simply put, there are essentially two types: cold sores (type i) and genital herpes (type ii). In patients with weak immune systems, herpes can cause ulcers in the esophagus, encephalitis (brain inflammation) and neurological disorders to name a few. In relatively healthy adults, an annoying cold sore or painful genital outbreaks can occur occassionally.

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What is the caused of herpes?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Virus: Herpes is caused by virus. There are two most common ones - HSV (herpes simplex virus) type 1 and type 2. There is also herpes zoster that is a known cause of chicken pox and also shingles.

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