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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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Went to doc she couldn't see my vaginal wall cause bleeding but exterior was fine..pain during sex but when I put my finger no pain..herpes?

Went to doc she couldn't see my vaginal wall cause bleeding but exterior was fine..pain during sex but when I put my finger no pain..herpes?

Unlikely : Herpes usually presents with lumps/bumps, which are painful. Don't really understand the issue with bleeding and not being able to see the vaginal wall. The differential diagnosis that accompanies painful intercourse (also know as dyspareunia) is vast. Anything from infection to endometriosis can be at work here. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Get regular STD screenings
Once
Avoid intercourse and sexual contact during outbreaks
Once
Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing during an outbreak
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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. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

L-lysine decreases outbreaks
daily
Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of out breaks
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
daily
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Can genital herpes cause breakthrough bleeding?

Irregular menses: Very unlikely, but nothing is really impossible. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes cause constant bleeding?

Do genital herpes cause constant bleeding?

Not usually: Although genital herpes outbreaks can certainly cause a little bleeding from the lesions, it generally is not a constant bleeding in most cases.Is this your first time with the vaginal sores? Have you had a doctor look at them and confirm genital herpes? If not you definitely need to get checked out. If it is genital herpes there are medications that can help but you need to discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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I'm having my first herpes outbreak and aside from the pain I am having a lot of bleeding. My period isn't supposed to start for another 8 days. What could be causing all of this ?

I'm having my first herpes outbreak and aside from the pain I am having a lot  of bleeding. My period isn't supposed to start for another 8 days. What could be causing all of this ?

Where is it?: Is the bleeding coming from the vagina or from the herpes lesions? Herpes is expected to be painful, however, a lot of bleeding is not common unless you have further irritated the area with picking or scratching. Go to your doctor if the bleeding does not stop on its own. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more

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