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Can genital herpes lead to internal complications?

Can genital herpes lead to internal complications?

Meningitis is rare: Genital herpes virus can rarely spread to the blood then brain causing herpes meningitis. Herpes may also cause urethra irritation causing bladder obstruction (thereby temporarily needing a 'bladder catheter'). Overall: the most important issue with having genital sores: it increases your risk of transmitting or contracting other sexually transmitted infections, including the aids virus. Be careful. ...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


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Can a person's cold sores lead to genital herpes?

Can a person's cold sores lead to genital herpes?

Yes: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. Genital herpes is usually caused byhsv type 2. However, type 1 can be passed from a cold sore to the genital area through oral- genital sex. Type 1 genital infections are usually less severe than type 2 but are treated the same way. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mono. A few months after, I was diagnosed with genital herpes. My boyfriend’s test came back clean. Is it possible that the herpes virus came from the mono virus?

I was diagnosed with mono. A few months after, I was diagnosed with genital herpes. My boyfriend’s test came back clean. Is it possible that the herpes virus came from the mono virus?

No, but...: Being "diagnosed" with a disease usually means there is a high likelihood of having that disease, but sometimes initial diagnoses are reversed when further testing shows that an alternative diagnosis is more correct. If each person gets the Herpes Type-Specific blood test and the EBV Antibodies Panel blood test done, then there can be more clarity about which virus a person has (HSV1, HSV2, EBV). ...Read more

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When a finger (s) with mid scab wound is exposed to genital herpes and the wound heals before GH can manifest does finger artist become 1of 90%?

When a finger (s) with mid scab wound is exposed to genital herpes and the wound heals before GH can manifest does finger artist become 1of 90%?

Not usually: Genital Herpes has a predilection for the genitals and does not manifest itself on a finger. So unless you touched the finger to your genitals or mouth, it should not effect your finger. ...Read more

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How many times can genital herpes be spread?

How many times can genital herpes be spread?

Often: Every time a person with active herpetic genital lesions has sex with someone who has not previously encountered this organism it can be spread. There is also evidence that persons without active lesions who shed the virus in the vaginal secretions can also spread the virus. The virus, once you get it, is with you for life and can be spread every time you have sex with a new partner. ...Read more

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Could genital herpes sores change over time?

Could genital herpes sores change over time?

Yes: Genital herpes sores can change over time, generally lessening in severity of symptoms, area of involvement, and rapidity of improvement with each outbreak. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes show up 5-6 months later?

Yes: Genital herpes can first make it's presence know even years later. The virus hides in the spinal nerves and can come out in response to various triggers such as weakening of the immune system, physical trauma, stress, food triggers and many others. ...Read more

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How can I help my genital herpes heal faster?

How can I help my genital herpes heal faster?

Genital herpes: Genital herpes infections stand the best chance of healing quickest with oral antiviral medications such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir. In general, symptoms can remain for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What will help relieve genital herpes symptoms?

Antivirals: Valacyclovir (/valtrex) commonly prescribed to either address flares or for regular use to prevent flare ups. Topical numbing meds help some, even though sores have some nerve-pain ties. Should discuss your situation with your dr who can advise you best for your situation. ...Read more

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Can women even have symptoms of genital herpes?

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Yes: Women can have the same blistering lesions that men have on their genitalia. ...Read more

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Type 1 genital herpes. How can I manage the pain?

Type 1 genital herpes. How can I manage the pain?

Several ways: Lyrica, (pregabalin) Neurontin and amytriptaline have been successfully used. Using high dose Cymbalta 60mg a day may also work. ...Read more

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Can I feel it when my genital herpes sores break?

You might not: Be aware when a herpetic blister ruptures. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of genital herpes?

What are the most common symptoms of genital herpes?

Discomfort: Painful ulcers in the genital area. Herpes virus lives in the nerves of the body and will cause recurrent ulcers in the same area repeatedly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between oral and genital herpes?

What is the difference between oral and genital herpes?

HSV-1 vs. HSV-2: Oral is on the lips, usually caused by hsv-1. Genital is on the genitals, usually caused by hsv-2. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to form a cure against genital herpes?

Why is it so hard to form a cure against genital herpes?

Viral: Herpes is causes by a virus. It is very difficult to impossible to find a "cure" for diseases caused by viruses, because the viruses are ever-changing. The best we can hope for is prevention with lifestyle measures (condoms for herpes prevention) and vaccines for those viruses that we have studied well enough to develop a vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are symptoms of mild genital herpes?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex in the genital area may cause no symptoms in some people. In others, a few weeks after being exposed to herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches ; pains, headache ; swelling of groin lymph nodes. The lesions may be preceded several days by itching ;/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop into blisters. When the blisters break open they ooze fluid or bleed. ...Read more

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How can one safely live with someone with genital herpes?

Both Get Tested: Genital herpes is extremely common. Most people don't know that they are infected. Transmission to an uninfected partner is common, especially in the absence of symptoms. Having sex when there is "no outbreak" is helpful but not fully protective condoms give less than perfect protection. Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been shown to reduce transmission rates. Less of concern if both partners test positively. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can relieve genital herpes symptoms?

Medicine: There are several antiviral medicines available to relieve the symptoms and course of the disease. ...Read more

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Can ammoxacillin help heal genital herpes outbreaks faster?

Here are some. ..: Ordinary antibiotic like amoxacillin will not help heal the outbreak lesions of genital herpes except superimposed celluitis by amoxacillin sensitive bugs but that is very rare. So, don't take amoxacillin for herpex, but using anti-herpes drugs such as ancyclovir (Zovirax), which may shorten herpes course by almost 50% and lessening its recurrence. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Just got genital herpes, and I can't tell you how mad I am!?

What's the question?: Any time you engage in unprotected sex you are at risk of acquiring stds. You are, in essence, having sex with all your partner's prior partners. Strongly suggest you be tested for other stds, since it is not unusual to be carrying more than one. ...Read more

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How big are genital herpes sores? What are they filled with?

How big are genital herpes sores? What are they filled with?

Herpes: Usually appear as small, few to several in number, redish blister-like bumps. They contain the virus.You can google pictures of that is helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get genital herpes on the back of your butt?

Yes: An especially common place to get it is in the "butt crack, " between the cheeks, just north of the anus. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many ways can genital herpes be spread?

2: Genital to genital contact and oral- genital contact are the 2 main ways that people acquire genital herpes simplex virus infection. ...Read more

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How do I go about telling future partners I have genital herpes?

Honesty: Honesty is the best policy. Learn as much as you can about it and how to protect your sexual partners. It may be hard, but if you really care for someone you will do that. If it is a one night stand, remember that you can catch other things without protection. ...Read more

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How likely is someone to give someone genital herpes through oral?

Yes: Can transmit anywhere skin contact with infected skin. Remember up to 20% infected people are contagious without symptoms. ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes is it best to abstain from sex forever?

No: An HSV (+) female with an HSV (-) male partner can significantly reduce the chance of her partner getting HSV if she takes daily medication to suppress HSV.

In one study of 144 couples (who were NOT on medication) the risk of an infected woman giving HSV to her (-) partner was only 4% over a years time. Taking a medication daily to suppress HSV cut the risk of transmission to 2%. ...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