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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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Will anal herpes spread during colonoscopy?

Will anal herpes spread during colonoscopy?

No: Active herpes lesions are contagious to others, but do not cause spread in the host patient. Be sure to inform the staff at the colonoscopy center, so they will be cautious. ...Read more

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What could be reason that my anal herpes are flaring up again?

Triggers?: Triggers for herpes can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, trauma or one's period. ...Read more

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Difference in hemorrhoids and anal herpes?

Difference in hemorrhoids and anal herpes?

Major: Hemorrhoids are distended veins, an anatomic defect, while herpes is a viral infection. The two are not even close to being either physically or physiologically similar. ...Read more

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How can you get anal herpes? I am heterosexual, neverdo anal intercourse but I have open skin red, itchy, burns when wash, could it be herpes? Fungus?

How can you get anal herpes? I am heterosexual, neverdo anal intercourse but I have open skin red, itchy, burns when wash, could it be herpes? Fungus?

You need exam: At this point there will be little we can offer you until you sores are examined. In person. Today. Herpes is caught from skin or body fluid to skin contact. ...Read more

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Does anal or vaginal herpes hurt?

Does anal or vaginal herpes hurt?

Both do: Vulvar herpes stings and burns more than anal herpes which initially tends to itch before emerging. Itching is the beginning of the pain response. ...Read more

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Hi,I have severe genital and anal itching.does herpes cause this problem.

Hi,I have severe genital and anal itching.does herpes cause this problem.

Possibly: See a doctor and get checked for why you are itching. Could be other thing. ...Read more

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I had anal sex and caught herpes and i noticed that there was water stuff coming out of my butthole its sticky feeling my partner don't know he had it? Theres a little blood in/on my rectem

I had anal sex and caught herpes and i noticed that there was water stuff coming out of my butthole its sticky feeling my partner don't know he had it? Theres a little blood in/on my rectem

Herpes: I am sorry, but I do not see a question here. The word on herpes which every single sexually active person must know is that all need a blood test. 90% of those infected do not have outbreaks and without a blood test do not know they are infected. Your symptoms are rare and unfortunate. You hopefully will clear this painful infection rapidly on valacyclovir. 25% of americans have this infection. ...Read more

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Herpes or anal fissures? 2 tears on anus. No other sores and no anal sex. Terrified I contracted an std after a one night stand 8 mths ago. Scared!

Herpes unlikely: Herpes can mimic anal fissure or "tear", but usually it does not. If you had acquired herpes during the exposure 8 months ago, you probably would have had typical blisters, sores, etc at the site(s) of exposure, i.e. vaginal opening or labia. But the only way to know for sure is to see a doctor. Do it ASAP, before the fissures start to heal, for accurate HSV testing if s/he recommends it. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes with anal bumps cause rectum to have foul smelling discharge that first smelled like feces then like fish, never went away fully ?

Maybe but : Something is clearly wrong if these are the symptoms you're having. Instead of trying to decide if this might be herpes i highly suggest seeing a doctor right away for evaluation testing and treatment. You need to find out what is causing anal discharge. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more