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With the first herpes outbreak, do you have the blisters and ulcers at the point of contact or anywhere in the genital region?

With the first herpes outbreak, do you have the blisters and ulcers at the point of contact or anywhere in the genital region?

Contact point: It will usually be near the contact point but body fluids with the hsv virus in it can infect your skin in surrounding areas. Most guys will have herpes at the base the penis so women will commonly see out breaks on their labia. If treated within 2-3 days you might reduce symptoms. But get diagnosed first to see if it is herpes or something else. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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4 tiny red spots on penis that had really tiny scabs and disappeared in 3 days. No blisters or ulcers. Could these be genital herpes? No known status.

4 tiny red spots on penis that had really tiny scabs and disappeared in 3 days. No blisters or ulcers. Could these be genital herpes? No known status.

Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions are usually vesicles (blisters) and are often quite painful and tender. These do not sound like Herpes, but the only way to be sure is to go and be checked. ...Read more

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Having ulcer in genital. .. Is it always STI? And if it's herpes how long it takes to heal? It's primary infection?

Having ulcer in genital. .. Is it always STI? And if it's herpes how long it takes to heal? It's primary infection?

It's an STD unless: Proven negative. Herpes can take a long time to heal. Syphilis can also cause genital ulcers. Could also be traumatic. Bottom line is you must get it checked. ...Read more

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What are ulcers and blisters of the vagina other than herpes?

See below: Ulcers can be chancres and blisters can be allergic reactions. Ulcers can also be seen with folliculitis or sebaceous cysts of the vulva. ...Read more

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I'm having genital herpes outbreak, usuallly I take acyclovior. But pharm told me it might affect my ulcer. Any home remedies I can do to dry this up?!

I'm having genital herpes outbreak, usuallly I take acyclovior. But pharm told me it might affect my ulcer. Any home remedies I can do to dry this up?!

Unlikely: In several studies less than one-half of 1% of people taking an Acyclovir salt developed ulcers and all were over 50 years old. If you already have an ulcer this needs evaluation and treatment, possibly after upper GI endoscopy. See a GI doctor and continue acyclovir. No home remedies work. ...Read more

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Are there ulcers and blisters of the vagina other than herpes. Cultures/ blood neg. And other std's neg. What could it be? Did atransvaginal?

Are there ulcers and blisters of the vagina other than herpes. Cultures/ blood neg. And other std's neg. What could it be? Did atransvaginal?

Yes: Very rarely; if acute then the blood tests may not yet be positive. Topical cultures have a high false negative rate. I would be on valacyclovir just in case. Follow up closely with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello! My question is regarding an ulcer/blister like lesion on the border of my lip. It hurts a little, could it be herpes labialis? Or nutrition def

Hello! My question is regarding an ulcer/blister like lesion on the border of my lip. It hurts a little, could it be herpes labialis? Or nutrition def

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small oval shape ulcer-like sore on the lips of my vagina. It is not bumpy or a blister. It is smooth but has a white center. Is this herpes?

I have a small oval shape ulcer-like sore on the lips of my vagina. It is not bumpy or a blister. It is smooth but has a white center. Is this herpes?

Sounds like it: This definitely fits the description for herpes. A viral culture is the definitive test, but if I were you I would see doctor today and get started on some Acyclovir so you can help stem the outbreak and get tested at the same time. If culture comes back negative, then you can stop the drug, but at least you're starting to protect yourself. Be sure to discuss with any relevant partners too, . ...Read more

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Just had influenza and genital ulcers (herpes and bacterial test came back negative) only just gone. Got a vaginal rash now, take canesten or see doc?

See doctor: Was the diagnosis of inluenza confirmed or just suspected? And what herpes testing was done? Herpes is far and away the most common cause of new genital ulcers, especially with flu-like symptoms (fever, headache, muscle aching, etc). I'm still suspicious you had herpes and would recommend an HSV blood test, plus a follow-up blood test in a few weeks to see if it becomes positive. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

What to do if I heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

Yes, its possible.: You can get genital herpes from oral sex if the mouth ulcers are herpetic. It is not always easy to tell if mouth lesions are herpetic. Many recurring mouth ulcers come from a herpes virus.
Oral sex when mouth lesions are present should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have herpes on one tonsil? Tonsil is swollen and has 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers. Didn't have blisters. Lymph nodes are swollen.

Is it possible to have herpes on one tonsil? Tonsil is swollen and has 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers. Didn't have blisters. Lymph nodes are swollen.

Herpes in the mouth: Well depending on 'what happened' recently I would include herpes as a possibility. Herpes ulcers generally form at the site where they invaded. If you had receptive oral sex, then in theory it would be possible. The best way to find out is to see an ID doctor who could take a culture to prove or disprove this theory. There are other causes for an ulcer back there, so I do recommend getting seen. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Yeast infection: Herpes does not spread. It us a cluster of very painful blisters. You have a yeast infection. You have already been told this. If you do not believe the doctors here please go have the rash examined by your physician in person. ...Read more

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What happens if I pop a genital herpes blister?

What happens if I pop a genital herpes blister?

Herpes: If you discover that you have a fever blister, do not pop it. It is highly contagious and is easily spread through touch, especially kissing. Do not share utensils, glasses, food. Throw away your toothbrush, wash sheets and clothes and frequently wash your hands. Fever blisters can be spread to other parts of the body as well, so try to avoid contact until the blister is gone. ...Read more

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Could I have genital herpes even if I don't have blisters?

Yes: You can even be contagious without blisters being apparent through a phenomenon called viral shedding. ...Read more

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Is abreva also useful for herpes type 2 blisters in the genitals?

Is abreva also useful for herpes type 2 blisters in the genitals?

No: It is intended just for herpes simplex 1, cold sores. I believe they explain that on their packaging. ...Read more

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Am I able to put neosporin on blisters on my genital area? I think I may have genital herpes

Herpes simplex: If this is really genital herpes you need not be putting neosporin on the area. It should resolve in about 14 days, but if getting worse or you feel poorly might be a good idea to see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I had sex with my partner and two days later he get a genital blister. Does that mean I have herpes?

If I had sex with my partner and two days later he get a genital blister. Does that mean I have herpes?

Not necessarily: He will need to be examined and the blister cultured for a positive diagnosis. If you don't know you have herpes and you have no symptoms, it is less likely that he would acquire herpes virus from you. Also, it generally takes about a week after sexual contact to have herpes lesion appear. ...Read more

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If you have sex and two days later a blister comes on your genital. What does that make you have herpes?

Maybe not: The incubation period for this virus is typically a week or so before symptoms appear. However, not everyone exposed to the virus will develop infection. ...Read more

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I keep getting a cluster of clear blisters on the back of my thigh every two months or so, should I be worried about genital herpes??

I keep getting a cluster of clear blisters on the back of my thigh every two months or so, should I be worried about genital herpes??

Atypical case: Although it is possible to get herpes on the thigh this is atypical presentation. Other skin disorders such as eczema are more likely. Consider seeing a dermatologist in person or scheduling a virtual visit on healthtap when then lesions are present for review. ...Read more

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Hi I'm suffering genital herpes am on valaciclovir tablets I'm on my second script now and more blisters are apearing what do I do?

Herpes genitalis: There is not much more you can do except treat yourself symptomatically. Particularly if this is the first outbreak of herpes these can be severe and prolonged. If it persists beyond 2 weeks see a gynecologist. This can be a very incapacitating problem until it resolves, but it will. ...Read more

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


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