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Can one bump be herpes?

Can one bump be herpes?

Herpes simplex: Yes, one "bump" could conceivably be herpetic although this is unusual. You make no further description, so it is impossible to say what you specifically have, but if it keeps up and you are concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Married. Both me & husband tested positive for herpes 1 and indeterminate for herpes 2. Every time he kisses me lipsget bumps on mohth. Is he carrier?

Married. Both me & husband tested positive for herpes 1 and indeterminate for herpes 2.  Every time he kisses me lipsget bumps on mohth. Is he carrier?

Herpes: You both need the herpes western blot test for the indeterminate result. This is vital information and I am shocked you were not already offered it. ...Read more

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Bumps on my lip. One was a small boil and one was just a small bump. Only had it for two days. Day two they are getting smaller. Herpes?

Bumps on my lip. One was a small boil and one was just a small bump. Only had it for two days. Day two they are getting smaller. Herpes?

Bumps on Lips: Herpes normally does not resolve in two days. You most likely have acne lesions on the lips. See your local dermatologist for prescription medications. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has 2 bumps on his penis one turned into a scab is that herpes because i'm scared.!

My boyfriend has 2 bumps on his penis one turned into a scab is that herpes because i'm scared.!

Only way to know: For certain is with proper exam and tests. It could also be some other kind of std or unrelated problem. Have him see his doctor asap. ...Read more

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I just recently had bacterial vaginosis how does one get that? Also I have painful red bumps that come and go but herpes tests are negative?

I just recently had bacterial vaginosis how does one get that? Also I have painful red bumps that come and go but herpes tests are negative?

Abnormal bacteria: Bv is a result of abnormal growth of a bacteria that is normally present in lower concentrations in the vagina. It is associated with increased sexual partners (but its not a std!), steroid use, etc. Painful red bumps can be many things. See your ob-gyn to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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