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Can Herpes Stop Your Period
Indeterminate cause: If you had advanced hepatitis C mediated cirrhosis and poor synthetic function (your liver makes proteins among dealing with other important things), you could be at increased risk of bleeding from this. Nevertheless, if you have herpes, you could also have other sexually transmitted infections, some of which can cause issues which could make you bleed. Get a pelvic exam. ...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
If you touch someone with herpes can you prevent it before the incubation period can you just wash the part of where you touched it?
Washing usually helps: Viruses gain access through any open skin wound. If you have a cut or an insect bite it is a potential portal of entry for any type of virus to set up housekeeping and cause trouble. Of course you're not going to end up with the herpes virus unless you have direct contact. ...Read more
Is it possible to have first herpes outbreak after 10 years, or never realized it? Is it possible my wife didn't contract it during this period?
I have 2 sores on my vagina and they are bleeding badly, could they be herpes? It's almost like a period.
What to do when antivirals taken over long period of time seem to have no effect on herpes ulcers?
How long is incubation period for chylmadia and herpes 1. Married. Had previous relationship before I met my husband.
STDs: Herpes one or "herpes simplex" is found in about 75% of humans and is usually transmitted during childhood from other family members. Once you are infected with herpes you are always infected with herpes. Chlamydia is instantly caught. There is no incubation period. Symptoms from chlamydia, if they arrive usually come on day three to five post exposure. ...Read more
I had bleeding during sex but I wasn't on my period. Then I had an outbreak 2 days later. Does my partner have herpes?
Possibly: If that was your first episode and the only recent sexual contact, then he is probably the source. An outbreak will usually show up within a few days of exposure if you became infected. ...Read more
I'm having my first herpes outbreak and aside from the pain I am having a lot of bleeding. My period isn't supposed to start for another 8 days. What could be causing all of this?
Many, many years: Once infected, the virus hides out indefinitely. This constant presence makes the immune system continually produce the igg type of antibody to the virus. During the initial stages of the infection, your body makes the igm type of antibody, but this eventually is superceded by igg within a few weeks. Thus: 1st few days=igm+ igg-. After couple weeks=igm+igg+. After several weeks to years=igm-igg+. ...Read more
Partner has herpes. I've been having itch, tingle, and enlarged groin nodes always around the time of my period but nothing visible. Do I have it?
Not herpes: See yesterday's reply. Also, herpes outbreaks never last more than a few days; recur no more often than every 4-6 weeks; and between outbreaks there are no symptoms at all -- no tingle, no itch, nothing. If you have more or less continuous or more frequent symptoms, herpes cannot be the cause. Even pos blood test wouldn't help: it would mean asymptomatic herpes plus somother cause of the symtoms. ...Read more
What is the average window period for the Herpes IGg antibody test? What would the likelihood be of being positive when someone tests negative for both 1 types 17 weeks after possible exposure?
Unlikely: If you have tested negative 1 and 17 weeks after exposure (IgM and IgG), then consider yourself negative ...Read more
Hello I have an itchy labie majora and it only happens while im on my period and I have been tested for herpes and other sti's and I have none?
Blood: Blood can irritate your vaginal skin. Should this symptoms persist please see your doctor for full history and exam. Good luck ...Read more
I think I have herpes. I had strep 2weeksago prior to taking amoxicilin I realized I broke out with bumps on vagina. In also late on period. Help!?!
Herpes: Herpes wouldn't have any connection to the Amoxicillin you were taking for strep throat (although outbreaks can happen during times of stress and with other infections). If you think it is herpes, you should get checked soon as proper treatment with an antiviral medication works best the earlier it's given in an outbreak. Best of luck! ...Read more
The day after having sex with my friend I was red itchy and irritated and bled heavily. Wasn't time for my period. Later diagnosed with herpes.
I'm: Sorry to hear that. Did you have any questions about it? Your question is more of a statement. ...Read more
Is it possible to "pick up" virus of herpes simplex1 by using lip balm of person who has got the active period 2 month ago and used lipbalm only than?
Hi, I was recently told I have genital herpes but was not tested. I think its coming to an end but I started my period. So my question is how will I know if the outbreak is over?
Resolution of herpes: Most Herpes outbreaks last about 7-10 days although a first outbreak can sometimes be worse. Most patients are well aware of when the outbreak is present due to the discomfort. Generally when the discomfort and blisters start to resolve one knows the outbreak is coming to and end. ...Read more
Can you get herpes from urine? I was at the movies & I didn't notice the urine on the seat I didn't sit but I think some may have gotten on my toilet paper when I went to wipe blood from my vagina since I was on my period. Can I get herpies like that? I'm
Definitely not: Herpes is sexually transmitted - so you can't get it from a toilet seat. The virus will die after leaving the other person's body, so you are at zero risk from this incident. Good though to talk to partner (s) about safe sex - that's the best way to avoid herpes and the other STDs that are out there. ...Read more
I have very minor outbreaks and I have never passed genital herpes to any of my previous partners. Did I infect someone by having sex on my period?
Depends: You can transmit Genital Herpes to your partner even when you do not have an outbreak, but risk significantly increases when you do have an outbreak since your viral load is much higher. The issue is not having sex during your period, the risk is having unprotected sex, especially when you have an outbreak. ...Read more
How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also I want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period
Hello.: Hello. If you have active disease it is very contagious. If you have sores you should not have sex. Even if a condom is used it might not adequately prevent contact with all of the lesions. Remember that herpes can be spread even when there aren't active lesions. Regarding suppression, some people with frequent outbreaks receive daily medication (i.e., acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir). ...Read more
I'm 25-year-old overweight, irregular period and I have genital herpes me and my husband trying to conceive over a 1 year but we are unsuccessful?
Recurring swollen groin node left side around time of period, low back ache, cloudy discharge. Exposed to genital herpes months ago. Could it be related?
Itchy bumps inside of my vagina mainly where I shave they look like they have a red head on some of them does this sound like herpes? I am on my period and it does feel kinda sore there are multiple
Unlikely: This sounds more like irritation from shaving. I often recommend not to shave as skin in this area is extremely sensitive, and prone to rash and blister-like lesions. Usually herpes has bumps that are clustered/bunched together, and the bumps look like they have water in them almost. Usually this is very painful but not always. I would go get a physical exam. ...Read more
I have herpes but tested negative for hiv/stds. I gave a urine sample while on my period. Can I pass herpes through my urine sample whether it had blood or not? Do I need to call the hospital& warn them?
No. You cannot pass: Herpes through your urine. Also remember that all hospital personnel are taught to safely handle blood urine and other specimens so as not to make them at risk of contracting any illness. You don't have to worry and I hope you can relax and have a happy and peaceful holiday season. Thank you so much for thinking about the health of hospital personnel however. That speaks very highly of you as a person. Best wishes. ...Read more
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