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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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How to tell the difference between an anal fissure and an anal fissure caused by the herpes virus? Are other symptoms involved when its caused by hsv?

How to tell the difference between an anal fissure and an anal fissure caused by the herpes virus? Are other symptoms involved when its caused by hsv?

Herpes unlikely: Herpes can cause lesions similar to anal fissure, but the large majority of anal fissures are not herpes. However, if the fissure is new (within a few days), it is difficult or impossible to tell for sure only by symptoms. Initial herpes usually causes multiple lesions and often fever, etc; but maybe no other symptoms with recurrent herpes. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can herpes symptoms include anal bleeding, blood in urine?

Can herpes symptoms include anal bleeding, blood in urine?

Unusual unless,: Rectal involvement? It occurs with anal sex. In this case you could have rectal pain and bleeding. A more common cause for anal bleeding is hemorrhoids. Blood in urine, in herpes ifection, is also an unusual occurrence unless you have obvious substantial urethral involvement. You need a medical examination by your primary care doc who may need to refer you to a urologist. ...Read more

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How long do prodromal symtpoms of herpes first outbreak lastburning/tingling in thigh vagina anus abdomen x 9 days. Is herpes? Will blisters happen?

How long do prodromal symtpoms of herpes first outbreak lastburning/tingling in thigh vagina anus abdomen x 9 days. Is herpes? Will blisters happen?

I would go: In. The distribution of pain is wide fore genital herpes. The prodrome in a first episode is usually a viral type illness, then breakout. One would expect lesions after 9 days but it can be tricky in that there are times when it causes pain without blisters. If that is what u have I would b suprised? Gd luck. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in anus if you don't have anal penetration? Anal intercource?

Can you get herpes in anus if you don't have anal penetration? Anal intercource?

Herpes: It is unlikely that you have herpes if you have no exposure. That doesn't mean you don't have a problem having open lesions or wounds on your anus. Please go see a physician. ...Read more

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If you have genitle herps how would a person get herpes in the anus?

Direct contact: Most likely through direct contact of skin that is affected by the herpes with the anal region, or through anal intercourse, or through oral to anal contact (rimming) with someone who has oral herpes. For more information www. Askyourgynecologist. Org. ...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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Can I get herpes from fingering her in the anus?

Can I get herpes from fingering her in the anus?

Possible: Herpes is transmitted by direct contact. The herpes virus can be shed from the surface of an infected individual to another, even when there are no visible sores. There usually needs to be a break in the skin on the receiving person as well to transmit the virus. A herpes infection that happens on a finger is called herpetic whitlow. ...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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Two small white cuts in the crease of the anus immediately after stretching and rubbing the area. What could this be?! does it sound like herpes!

Two small white cuts in the crease of the anus immediately after stretching and rubbing the area. What could this be?! does it sound like herpes!

Most likely no...: It's most likely the result of the minor trauma you described; however, to be certain it may be best to visit a physician to be sure. ...Read more

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After stretching and rubbing my anal area two small oval shaped cuts appeared in the crease of buttcheeks. Is this herpes?! or are cuts there normal?!

Anal Fissure: Anal fissures are very common in young infants but can affect people of any age. An anal fissure usually heals on its own within four to six weeks. If it doesn't, medical treatment or surgery usually can relieve discomfort. ...Read more

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Difference in hemorrhoids and anal herpes?

Infection vs veins: Hemorrhoids are dilated veins at the anus. Sort of analogous to varicose veins. Anal herpes would be an infection with a form of herpes virus. ...Read more

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My anus itches but there's no blisters. Is this herpes?

No...: Herpes would be painful. Anal itching is most commonly caused by either hemorrhoids or a fungal dermatitis. Get checked by your doctor. ...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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Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak?

Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak?

Possible: Genital herpes can cause outbreaks in the peri-anal area resulting in lesions, and possible itching, . And especially if anal intercourse is performed. ...Read more

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Two small white oval shaped cuts in the crease of the buttcheeks above the anus after stretching the area. They don't bleed or weep. Is this herpes?!

Not likely: Herpes usually presents with burning, itching vesicles on a reddish base. Not as white oval marks that appear after stretching. Leave these alone and they should heal. ...Read more

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Felt 5 spots near anus 5 wks ago;smear & biopsy 3 days later, both herpes neg, but read they may be inaccurate. Spots still there. Could it be herpes?

Felt 5 spots near anus 5 wks ago;smear & biopsy 3 days later, both herpes neg, but read they may be inaccurate. Spots still there. Could it be herpes?

Need exams & tests: Spots mean different things to different people. You need a thorough exam and serological (blood) tests for any suspected infection including Herpes. ...Read more

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I just shaves around my anus for the first time, since then, multiple painful puss filled bumps appeared. I have protected sex, but could it be herpes?

I just shaves around my anus for the first time, since then, multiple painful puss filled bumps appeared. I have protected sex, but could it be herpes?

See doctor ASAP: It would be helpful to know more. If the bumps arec exactly where you shaved and nowhere else, and started within a day or two, it's probably a superficial infection related to shaving. If they started 2-5 days after sex, and if the sex included contact with your anal area, herpes may be quite likely. Best to be examined ASAP; if herpes, diagnostic tests are most accurate within 1-2 d of onset. ...Read more

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Herpes in the anus causes bleeding, what is the best treatment for this?

Treat the herpes: It's unusual to get anal bleeding from herpes, but if it's clear that's the cause, then treating the herpes (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir) is the solution. ...Read more

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I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus has started to itch and I'm scared. Could I have gotten herpes from a handjob?

No: Having a hand job, from a girl with genital herpes would not cause you to get genital herpes, especially at or around your anus. ...Read more

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Occasional Anal itch, which goes away after scratching it. Had a frottage with a girl I don't know 8 months ago. Could this be Herpes? Pls help

Occasional Anal itch, which goes away after scratching it. Had a frottage with a girl I don't know 8 months ago. Could this be Herpes? Pls help

Unlikely: Is there pain? Herpes usually is very painful when you have a primary infection and subsequent exacerbations may not be painful. Although the symptom of anal itching alone is not suggestive of herpes, and although your encounter with a girl 8 months ago may have not been significant, I can't tell you that you don't have herpes definitively ...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