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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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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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What would common symptoms of a child born with herpes be?

What would common symptoms of a child born with herpes be?

Hsv: Herpes simplex virus can cause an array of syptoms such as skin lesions. There is a much more virulent form which can be disseminated to the brain, liver, lungs and kidneys. Disseminatedherpes can cause encephalitis, hepatitis and coma, as well aspneumonia. ...Read more

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What are odds of false negative for herpes blood test if sexually inactive for a year but have some common symptoms? Test was .63.

What are odds of false negative for herpes blood test if sexually inactive for a year but have some common symptoms? Test was .63.

1 to 4: 25% of people in this country have herpes, but 90% don't know it. False negative tests from labs these days is rare. If you have herpes simplex i (2/3 are oral) then this is a very common problem -- cold sores. If you have hsv ii (2/3 are genital), then you may have more prolonged/painful lesions that require valtrex/acyclovir treatment. Herpes is forever. This blood test tells you your history. ...Read more

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Is it more common for someone to know they have herpes or to not know they have it ? Are people more likely to have the symptoms or not have them?

Is it more common for someone to know they have herpes or to not know they have it ? Are people more likely to have the symptoms or not have them?

Not know: Most people who have the herpes virus never know that they have it and can carry it for years before having an out break. The slide that is used in lectures is of an ice berg and the people who know they have it are the top of that ice berg. I delivered a baby who was born infected and neither the mom nor the dad had any idea that they had it. ...Read more

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How common is it for a woman to contract genital herpes but have no symptoms until years later?

How common is it for a woman to contract genital herpes but have no symptoms until years later?

Very common: Many people carry this virus for years without knowing it. Many of them have recurring symptoms which are not recognized. At least 25% of them have recurring herpes on the buttock or back. Why do you ask? What are the DETAILS? ...Read more

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Symptoms of herpes?

Symptoms of herpes?

Herpes Symptoms: The virus starts to multiply when it gets into the skin cells. The skin becomes red and sensitive, and soon afterward, one or more blisters or bumps appear. The blisters first open, scab over, and then heal as new skin tissue forms. During a first outbreak, the area is usually painful and may itch, burn or tingle. Flu-like symptoms are also common: swollen glands, headache, muscle aches, fever. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of herpes?

HERPES SYMPTOMS: I am assuming you mean herpes simplex commonly known as cold sores. Symptoms are itching and burning, blisters located mainly on the lips and face, also on the genital areas. Occasionally on the fingers, buttocks, and other areas of the skin. Highly contagious. Caused by viruses. ...Read more

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