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Doctor insights on: Can You Spread Genital Herpes Through Menstrual Blood

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Can you spread genital herpes through menstrual blood and used tampons or used pads?

Can you spread genital herpes through menstrual blood and used tampons or used pads?

Can spread w. sex: Herpes can be spread if you have sex during menstruation as it can at any time having unprotected sex with a partner who has genital herpes. Not sure what you maen by spread from tampons or used pads. Hopefully this are disposed of in a hygienic wayand not reused by someone else. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes through a blood test. Is it possible that i contracted it orally and only had one breakout in 3 years?

I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes through a blood test.  Is it possible that i contracted it orally and only had one breakout in 3 years?

Possible: Please discuss this issue with your doctor at your next visit. God forbid the breakouts become an issue, there is treatment to address that. ...Read more

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How could i get tested for genital herpes and herpes isn't there a blood test and if so is it always correct?

How could i get tested for genital herpes and herpes isn't there a blood test and if so is it always correct?

Test: Yes. Herpes is best diagnosed with a blood test. There are two versions, one for an acute exposure and one to see if a previous infection has occurred. ...Read more

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Can you contract genital herpes from blood exchange?

No: Genital herpes simplex virus is not transmitted through the blood but is transmitted in genital fluids and by contact with blisters. Here is the excerpt from red cross for blood donation (& blood transf )if you have std: chlamydia, venereal warts (human papilloma virus), or genital herpes are not a cause for deferral if you are feeling healthy and well and meet all other eligibility requirements. ...Read more

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How reliable are genital herpes blood tests vs cultures?

How reliable are genital herpes blood tests vs cultures?

Active vs past: Blood tests can detect exposure to the herpes virus but do not tell if there is active infection. Molecular testing of the affected cells/tissue is more practical than culture for ascertaining active infection. ...Read more

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Can a blood test be determined if a man has genital herpes?

Can a blood test be determined if a man has genital herpes?

Yes and no....: A blood test can tell whether someone is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) and/or HSV2. It doesn't tell if genital or oral; that requires symptoms and/or testing of an outbreak for the virus. Most HSV1 is oral, some genital; almost all HSV2 is genital. The tests aren't perfect, but if you have symptoms that suggest GH or an infected partner, testing can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes. Lots of blood and pain. How can I stop the bleeding?

See below: Herpes and bleeding have no direct association. There are several causes for bleeding, but you need an evaluation to determine what is the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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How long after exposure would I test positive for genital herpes in a blood test?

How long after exposure would I test positive for genital herpes in a blood test?

Usually 2 to 3 weeks: Sometimes 3 months. Be sure to differentiate type 1 from type 2. Most people have no symptoms and will not know they have it until the blood test shows it. If there are symptoms, the blood test will be negative at first. Most people become positive to type 1 as children. If there is primary (1st time) infection, the diagnosis is made by exam and culture. ...Read more

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Is 7 weeks after exposure enough time to get an accurate genital herpes blood test done?

Is 7 weeks after exposure enough time to get an accurate genital herpes blood test done?

Usually: 4-6 weeks post exposure is usually the amount of time considered necessary for a igg blood test to be appropriate. ...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


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