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What are the first symptoms of herpes in someone?

What are the first symptoms of herpes in someone?

Local discomfort: Recurring herpetic disease begins with tingling, burning or pain at the site where the blisters are to occur. ...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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24 yes old..been with fiance for 5 years..he's not my first should i get a herpes test if him nor I have symptoms?

24 yes old..been with fiance for 5 years..he's not my first should i get a herpes test if him nor I have symptoms?

Herpes testing: The likelihood is very low. When you get pregnant they test for herpes because having herpes during delivery is a risk to the infant. How will it change things for you knowing you have the virus ( once infected it stay for life), you/him could have gotten it years ago as it is intermittant? If your positive and he is not it just may open concerns that will have a negative impact and visa versa. ...Read more

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My husband first wife has herpes but he had no symptom or signs. They had divorced for 12 years now. Could my husband got it but not flare up?

My husband first wife has herpes but he had no symptom or signs. They had divorced for 12 years now. Could my husband got it but not flare up?

Possibly: Asympomatic (no or few/mild symptoms) carriers do exist but since transmission is most likely when an infected person's open sores contact the delicate mucus membrane tissue of another person. It's rarely been known to transfer from a non-symptomatic individual, but he can have a (not perfect) test. Info: http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/testing-asymptomatic-herpes Best! ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of genital herpes?

What are the first symptoms of genital herpes?

Often none or delay: May have some stinging on urination. May develop visible genital "warts". Women may have a vaginal discharge or pain with sex. ...Read more

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Is possible that genital herpes symptoms appear for the first time 3 years after being infected?

Is possible that genital herpes symptoms appear for the first time 3 years after being infected?

Yes: Often people with genital herpes have no symptoms. These may appear long after infection. Blood studies and cultures from any blisters, ulcers or even skin cracks (fissures) will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you give me a percentage of people that develop genital herpes symptoms and people that don't develop symptoms when they are first infected?

Can you give me a percentage of people that develop genital herpes symptoms and people that don't develop symptoms when they are first infected?

Already Answered: 90% of patients who are positive for genital herpes do not get sores or outbreaks. This is new information. Almost everything we learned about herpes before five years ago was wrong. ...Read more