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Do Women With Primary Genital Herpe Infections Have Recurrences
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
Since herpes "shed" with no outbreak can't providers do oral swabs and vaginal cultures without an outbreak to diagnose or rule out herpes 1 or 2?
Not practical...: If neither the patient nor the doctor can guess when the patient is shedding (on which, if any, of the 365 days of the year is the patient shedding?), it is not practical to try to catch shed viruses, if the patient doesn't have outbreaks. What if the patient has had both herpes 1 and 2, but rarely sheds either? Such things in real life are not predictable. ...Read more
Lot of positives: Genital herpes cultures and wart biopsies (if needed) are often obtained when you have an actual lesion. They guide if you need treatment and confirm diagnosis. Blood tests can identify if you have had exposure to herpes (genital or oral) as high as 80% of americans can test positive by blood tests without symptoms. You dont treat history of exposure. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. If you are concerned see your doctor... And use protection! ...Read more
If I give oral to someone with genital herpes, will I get genital herpes or oral herpes (like fever blisters, etc)?
Be careful: both type one and type two can actually be genital or oral. best to stay away from lesions ...Read more
If you have herpes simplex one and you have a genital outbreak how often will they usually recur?
Vary: Some unlucky person may get it every month. Most others, several episodes a year. ...Read more
If someone had herpes 1 in their genital area, how would the doctors be able to tell with no outbreak?
Unclear: If you are asking whether your outbreaks will be more frequent because your partner's episodes are, the answer is not likely. The frequency of outbreaks appears to be primarily related to your own immune system. Once you get this virus it stays in your body the rest of your life, making its appearance periodically for reasons which are not always clear, but often involve stress. ...Read more
Yes: If you have genital warts there are some that would deliver by c-section to avoid spread to the baby at delivery. That is a bit drastic but done in some locals. Babies exposed to genital warts at birth have a risk of acquiring vocal cord warts and or genital warts, which may not be evident for up to three years. Genital warts appearing after that time bring on questions of sexual exploitation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I (male) get genital herpes by french kissing a girl with genital herpes (type 2)? Thank you.
Can genital warts be associated with vaginal dysbiosis? if I try to restore my vaginal microbiome will it cure hpv genital warts?
No: Genital warts are triggered by invasion of your genital tissue by one or more strains of the HPV virus.The warts can clear spontaneously over the next 3 years by action of your own immune system, or you can have them treated/removed. The germ will remain in your tissues,however and can trigger warts again at some point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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