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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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I have genital herpes and the blisters are now bleeding. Is that normal?

I have genital herpes and the blisters are now bleeding. Is that normal?

Genital Herpes: Treatment with antiviral drugs can help people who are bothered by genital herpes outbreaks stay symptom-free longer. These drugs can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms when they do flare up. Drug therapy is not a cure, but it can make living with the condition easier. There are three major drugs commonly used to treat genital herpes symptoms: zovirax, famvir, and valtrex (valacyclovir).

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Just under penis head/on shaft, looks like a small water blister the skin tears a bit not bleeding, neg herpes test, treated for balanitis w/no change?

Just under penis head/on shaft, looks like a small water blister the skin tears a bit not bleeding, neg herpes test, treated for balanitis w/no change?

Doubt herpes or STD: It's impossible to guess about the cause of this, but I agree this doesn't sound like herpes or any other STD. The large majority of genital skin problems aren't STDs. The doctor or clinic treating your balanitis is by far in the best position to figure this out and give reliable advice. Good luck with it.

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Di herpes blisters have pus?

Di herpes blisters have pus?

Usually not: Usually the fluid inside a herpes blister is clear. Pus suggests another or an additional infection.

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Do herpes cause vaginal bleeding?

Do herpes cause vaginal bleeding?

Not really: If the herpetic ulceration is really raw it can bleed but in general herpes is not a cause of significant vaginal bleeding.

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Herpes 2 have pus or fluid blisters?

Herpes 2 have pus or fluid blisters?

Herpes: Herpes lesions are typically fluid filled blisters that can look clear or whitish yellow. These will become open sores and then scan over and gradually heal. The process can take 5-14 days.

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Is it a good idea to pop a herpes blister?

Is it a good idea to pop a herpes blister?

Not from an: Infectious/ contagious standpoint because the blisters are filled with herpes viruses.

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Can herpes complicate dysfuntional uterine bleeding?

Can herpes complicate dysfuntional uterine bleeding?

Possibly: Dysfunctional bleeding is usually the result of a hormone imbalance. The pill is usually helpful. Herpes can recur if one is under stress. Stress can cause a hormone imbalance. So stress can play a role in both bleeding and herpes. Hope that helps.

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Have I definitely got herpes if blisters on red patch?

Have I definitely got herpes if blisters on red patch?

Maybe: Very few conditions present as "blisters on a red patch", and most commonly it will be herpes. However, that "herpes" can be either caused by herpes simplex virus (hsv 1 or 2) that cause fever blisters and genital herpes, or by varicella zoster virus, which causes shingles. The latter will present usually as a painful rash.

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Can you have one herpes blister for the first breakout?

Can you have one herpes blister for the first breakout?

Herpes Blister: Yes. Herpes breakouts start as blisters usually. But, not everyone exposed to herpes gets a break out. Many people are silently infected and silently contagious.

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Are herpes blisters on my butt necessarily a life sentence?

Are herpes blisters on my butt necessarily a life sentence?

Yes and No: Once you have the varicella-zoster virus, like other herpes viruses it stays in your body for life. One episode of zoster does not mean that you are doomed to multiple episodes, but there is always the potential for recurrence. There is evidence to suggest that this frequency of recurrence can be mitigated through use of the vz vaccine.

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Herpes in the anus causes bleeding, what is the best treatment for this?

Herpes in the anus causes bleeding, what is the best treatment for this?

Treat the herpes: It's unusual to get anal bleeding from herpes, but if it's clear that's the cause, then treating the herpes (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir) is the solution.

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I am confused. I have negative herpes results but still have blisters. What's going on?

I am confused. I have negative herpes results but still have blisters. What's going on?

...: In the us, amongst sexually active people the most common causes of genital ulcers are herpes and syphilis. Less common causes are chancroid and donovanosis. Non-infectious causes can include fixed drug reaction and behcet's. A visit to the doctor can help determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

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Tiny little bumps that look like blisters, possible herpes, do they or will they go away?

Tiny little bumps that look like blisters, possible herpes, do they or will they go away?

Can't say: With the description you have given I cannot make a diagnosis. You need to see a physician.

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I would like to know if you could have herpes for quite awhile before your first outbreak of blisters?

I would like to know if you could have herpes for quite awhile before your first outbreak of blisters?

Absolutely: A lot of people may harbor the virus but only get an outbreak when their immune system (local or general) gets weaker for whatever reason and then the virus becomes active causing visible blisters.

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Is it possible to have herpes over 20 years and not know it. How can yoube tested for it if the blister is in your rectum?

Is it possible to have herpes over 20 years and not know it. How can yoube tested for it if the blister is in your rectum?

Get a culture: Current blood tests for herpes only tell whether you have been exposed to the virus, not whether it is present in a silent or latent form somewhere in your body. The best test to have would be a culture of the fluid inside a blister.

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I recenty shaved my vag and I scartched it the other night and woke up with a small blister where I scratched is this herpes?

I recenty shaved my vag and I scartched it the other night and woke up with a small blister where I scratched is this herpes?

Herpes: You can reactivate herpetic eruptions with trauma, but without seeing the lesion have no accurate way in which to answer your question. If this gets worse, suggest you see a doctor and have it examined.

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