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Can Genital Herpes Lead To A Blighted Ovum
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
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
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
I have hsv-2 genital herpes. I have never had a breakout. I want a rhinoplasty done. Will this cause a breakout? I have read surgeries can lead to "breakouts"/"recurrences". I have never had a breakout.
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
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%?
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
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
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
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
Consider: Talking to your doctor about antiviral medication. ...Read more
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
Medicine: There are several antiviral medicines available to relieve the symptoms and course of the disease. ...Read more
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
Yes: An especially common place to get it is in the "butt crack, " between the cheeks, just north of the anus. ...Read more
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
Yes: Can transmit anywhere skin contact with infected skin. Remember up to 20% infected people are contagious without symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
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
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