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Dr. Bonnie Bock answered:

Hi! I have painful bump on inferior labial frenulum. I know for certain that it is not genital herpes. Do you have any ideas as to what it is?

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Any lesion on genital area needs an exam by a doctor. It could be anything. STD, cyst , benign tumor, bacterial infections s many more are possible.
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Dr. Robert N. Ryan answered:

My husband gave me genital herpes through a canker sore--but his STD test came back negative for HSV1? why is that? i have only had one sexual partner: my husband. i contracted genital herpes because he had a canker sore in his mouth and performed oral se

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The tests for viral presence and accurate identification (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are not 100% accurate. They tend to look for antibodies for the particular virus, which may not have yet been detectable when the test was performed. A re-test with one of the newer screening tests is advisable.
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what is herpes?

Virus family

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Herpes is a family of viruses characterized by small blister-like (vesicles) rash & by staying in the body until triggered again. Most common ones are Herpes simplex I & II which cause cold sores and genital sores. Chickenpox is a herpes virus that can reappear later in life as shingles. Epstein-Barr & cytomegalovirus, roseola virus, & cause of Kaposi's sarcoma are all herpes viruses
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What is herpes?

Virus infection

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Herpes is a family of various viruses that can be responsible for different diseases. Herpes simplex causes the typical cold or fever blister on the lips and face. Herpes Varicella Zoster is reponsible for chicken pox, and then can cause shingles.
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Signs of herpes?

Painful ulcers

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Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms
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types of herpes?

8 in humans

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There are 25 known herpes viruse, 8 of which infect humans. The types are: 1, cold sores; 2 genital herpes; EBV mononucleosis; CMV causes retinitis in HIV; Varicella causes chickenpox and shingles; herpes virus 6 causes roseola; and herpes virus 8 causes Kaposi's sarcoma.
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Is herpes viral?

Yes

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Herpes is a virus.
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cure for herpes?

Not yet

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Herpes is one of the most common & frequent infections. Once infected, the virus travels to sensory nerves and remains there lifelong. There is no treatment to eliminate the virus permanently. Reactivation or 'outbreaks' of herpes can be managed effectively with anti-virals. Frequent outbreaks can be prevented with daily anti-virals taken for a year or longer with close supervision from a doctor
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Is herpes serious?

It depends

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Herpes simplex infections in healthy people are usually localized to the area of infection. In people with weakened immune systems herpes can be serious, causing not only skin infections but also potentially infecting other organs. Herpes infections in newborn babies can be very serious and have lifelong consequences or even causing death.
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Symptoms of Herpes?

Herpes Symptoms

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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.
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