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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Had sexual activity via hand and penis of partner who gets genital herpes. Then changed baby's nappy forgetting to wash hands. Will my baby catch it?

Had sexual activity via hand and penis of partner who gets genital herpes. Then changed baby's nappy forgetting to wash hands. Will my baby catch it?

No: Herpes spreads by skin-to-skin direct contact, ie, directly from the site of infection to the site of contact. Cloth, etc in-between interrupts it as does air/time. Stil, hand-washing after sex is a good idea as is pre/post baby diaper contact but don't obsess on it. Why unprotected sex? Are you trying to conceive again — so soon? Are you trying to get an STD? Protection is important. Take care! ...Read more

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I used the restroom and then accidentally touched my mouth before washing my hands. What are the chances I spread my genital herpes to my mouth?

I used the restroom and then accidentally touched my mouth before washing my hands. What are the chances I spread my genital herpes to my mouth?

Here is ...: Your precaution is well taken and respected but excessive. Known to most if not all, we always coexist and live with all kinks of bugs — bacteria, virus, parasites, etc. here and there; but these living agents will not cause diseases to us as long as our natural barriers such as skin & mucosa are not broken usually by self-infliction or accidents, & if we has sufficient defense from healthy life. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a couple tiny red dots (not blisters) on underside of penis that only lasted 3 days were recurrent genital herpes?

Is it possible that a couple tiny red dots (not blisters) on underside of penis that only lasted 3 days were recurrent genital herpes?

Probably not: Almost certainly this isn't herpes, which doesn't cause "red dots" that don't become blisters or open sore. And no herpes outbreak can heal entirely in only 3 days; 7-10 days is the minimum. If you have been diagnosed with genital herpes, follow your doctor's advoce about management. If worried about herpes but not diagnosed, the "red dots" don't suggest you have it. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on the shaft of my penis and its hard, not painful unless pinched and I managed to remove some puss. Is this genital herpes?

I have a red bump on the shaft of my penis and its hard, not painful unless pinched and I managed to remove some puss. Is this genital herpes?

Maybe: See your doctor and get a correct diagnosis. You may need treatment and if it is a std you will need to alert your partner. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes always appears on anus and penis? I used to have a rash itcy and whitecolor, doctors says I was fubgalinfection, it goes away,

Does genital herpes always appears on anus and penis? I used to have a rash itcy and whitecolor, doctors says I was fubgalinfection, it goes away,

Usually yes: But they are more likely to be painful than itchy. The location also depends on the type of sexual practice. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Do I have some harmless bumps on my penis or is it genital herpes?

Do I have some harmless bumps on my penis or is it genital herpes?

Unknown: This requires a look-a "bump" to you may be a vesicle, papule, cyst, or a multitude of other things to us. Please see a dr for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I get genital herpes from a guy who fingered me. He touched his penis then fingered me, but didn't have an outbreak.

Can I get genital herpes from a guy who fingered me. He touched his penis then fingered me, but didn't have an outbreak.

Doubtful: Usually spread through intercourse and sexual secretions inside of you. Not a bad idea to use condoms. ...Read more

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I talked to you the other day about genital herpes. My penis has been irritated near the tip for the last 3 weeks. I have a picture of what looks lik?

I suggest a consult: With a physician in your state online or at an urgent care center: if you have had unprotected intercourse you must be checked for STD. ...Read more

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Have genital herpes. No visible outbreak at time of sex & used a condom but base of penis was partly exposed. What are the chances of HIV?

Have genital herpes. No visible outbreak at time of sex & used a condom but base of penis was partly exposed. What are the chances of HIV?

It depends: Herpes doe snot have much to do with HIV except both of these conditions are called STDs(sexually transmitted disease).
There is a good blood test to find out if you have HIV infection. It is a commonly done test if a person has multiple sex partners. ...Read more

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I have a small bump its smooth under the head of my penis could this be genital herpes and I did get a cold I don't know if it was the flu help!

Asked and Answered: If you are truly positive your HIV doctor has already tested you for everything. I do not understand what psychological benefit you are getting out of repeatedly asking us the same questions here on health tap. Having watched you do this month in and month out makes me wonder about your emotional stability. I would advise you sign off of health tap and go see a real physician. It is pastime. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes be painless and skin colored on the head of penis?

Can genital herpes be painless and skin colored on the head of penis?

Nope: Herpes doesn't behave this way at all. Also, herpes lesions never remain unchanged for days at a time. They get inflamed, maximally in 2-3 days, then heal, always gone within 2 weeks. Herpes often recurs, but never more often than once a month, and between outbreaks there is nothing visible and no pain, discomfort, or anything else. Whatever you have, it isn't herpes. ...Read more

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Can I get oral herpes from my bf if he has genital herpes on the tip of his penis around the edge of the tip?

Yes: You can share herpetic infections oral and genital by contact. The virus is always present but not always active. Herpes is highly contagious in its active form. ...Read more

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Could I have gotten genital herpes from my boyfriend after he smoothed down his penis then out the condom on? I'm very worried

Could I have gotten genital herpes from my boyfriend after he smoothed down his penis then out the condom on? I'm very worried

YES: Yes genital herpes are contagous always use a condom He can also decrease the risk of spreading HERPES by taking a medication every day to supress herpes like VALTREX (valacyclovir) OR ACYCLOVIR ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have genital herpes? I am kind of worried.... I have some small little bumps that I noticed on my (penis) shaft. Sorry to be grap

How can I tell if I have genital herpes? I am kind of worried.... I have some small little bumps that I noticed on my (penis) shaft.  Sorry to be grap

Herpes vs. Fordyce: Possibilities for your situation include herpes but also common bumps called Fordyce Spots. Please see you doctor to determine if either of these is the case or if it is something else. In any case, lots of reasons to be hopeful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If your genitals burns and you have small pimples around your penis, does it automatically mean that you have genital herpes or something different?

If your genitals burns and you have small pimples around your penis, does it automatically mean that you have genital herpes or something different?

Probably: Not automatically, but the symptoms you describe are very good for genital herpes. I would see your primary care doctor for further evaluation, including other stds. ...Read more

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If you gave genital herpes on penis, and receive oral sex will that person contract herpes? If so how long will it take to show up

If you gave genital herpes on penis, and receive oral sex will that person contract herpes? If so how long will it take to show up

Likely your partner : Will contract oral herpes whether there are active lesions. Symptoms may appear within 7-10 days from time of exposure. http://www.herpes.com/hsv1-2.html http://www.Ehow. Com/about_5102051_herpes-simplex. Html#page=6. ...Read more

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Chances a painless recurring spot on penis is genital herpes? Every 5-7 weeks a single spot shows in exact same place then goes away. Unknown status

Not real likely: A painless spot is more likely to be syphillis actually and since we don't see Chancre's much anymore they are commonly missed. ...Read more

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While in Germany I went to a Urologist who diagnosed me with genital herpes on the penis glands (Head). I was prescribed Aciclovir cream which I read shouldn't be used on glands? Is this true? As I am not seeing any improvement either.

While in Germany I went to a Urologist who diagnosed me with genital herpes on the penis glands (Head). I was prescribed Aciclovir cream which I read shouldn't be used on glands? Is this true? As I am not seeing any improvement either.

Oral Acyclovir !: Genital HSV 2 infection is best treated with oral Acyclovir 400 mg every 4 hours five times daily for 10 days to decrease viral shedding time and if treated within 48 hours of symptoms can sometimes abort the infection.
Oral Acyclovir is best used for HSV 1 mild lip infections, Oral is better for treatment of both HSV 1 and HSV 2 (Oral and Genital) ...Read more

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I have raw sores on the neck of my penis. When I have sex with my wife it hurts. I have been tested for genital herpes with a result of negative. It's like being rubbed raw. I am 58yo and my urine flow is not like it used to be. I dribble, getting some ur

I have raw sores on the neck of my penis. When I have sex with my wife it hurts. I have been tested for genital herpes with a result of negative. It's like being rubbed raw. I am 58yo and my urine flow is not like it used to be. I dribble, getting some ur

Sometime : Sometime a yeast infection can affect a man's penis. If it is present it can cause raw denuded area of pain, irritation, and often times itching. You can try an over the counter cream like Clotrimazole twice a day for a few weeks. If this does not work ask your doctor for a dditional work up or referral to a urologist, especially since it sounds like you have some prostate issues as well.
All the best. ...Read more

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Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis

Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis

Probably not, but...: This depends on the nature and timing of the pain. If the buttock/leg discomfort is only during a genital herpes outbreak, or starts 1-2 days before, and if it clears up in another 1-2 days, they may be linked. However, herpes doesn't cause chronic or persistent, ongoing, deeper back, buttock or leg pain, that doesn't accompany outbreaks. In that case, it's an entirely separate problem. ...Read more

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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more