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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can strep b cause similar symptoms to genital herpes?

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Dr. Mary Margaret ONeill
Gynecology 36 years experience
Test: Herpes can have no symptoms or the symptoms may mimic almost any vulvar disease. Group b strep is part of the normal flora of the vagina and is not usually considered an infection. A simple pelvic exam with cultures or other testing may be helpful.
Dr. Jessica Khan
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
No: Genital herpes causes a bump that eventually turn into a painful blister. Strep b causes a discharge but not any ulceration.

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Last updated Apr 8, 2017

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