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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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A 53-year-old member asked:

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.
Barbados
A 35-year-old male asked:

What causes herpes to spread?

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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Touch: Herpes spreads by touch. There are living viruses in the sores and you can introduce the virus pretty much anywhere on your body by touch. So it's very important to wash hands well after touching the sores. It is also spread in the saliva once you have been infected. You can spread herpes even when you aren't having any active sores.
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What causes sores besides herpes?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Genitally,: Syphilis, chancroid and granuloma inguinale.
Schleswig, IA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Does herpes cause cloymedia?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: Herpes does not cause chlamydia. These are both sexually transmitted infections, but they are two entirely different infections.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Do herpes cause pid.

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Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 19 years experience
Indirectly yes & no: It is well-established that if you have active herpes lesions, or herpetic cervicitis (inflammation of cervix) those are invitations/open doors for secondary bacterial infections that statistically tend to show up with HSV co-infections. One study also demonstrated that HSV-2 was independently associated with endometritis. Safe sex continues to be a must since folks shed virus w/no signs of infx.

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