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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

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


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I'm scared I have genital herpes. No red or itchy , but I have a line of what looks like whiteheads or pimples on my or is shaft?

I'm scared I have genital herpes. No red or itchy , but I have a line of what looks like whiteheads or pimples on my or is shaft?

Penile lesions: These may be sebaceous cysts, but can be molluscum contagiosum, a sexually transmitted viral infection, or possibly a variety of other minor conditions. They are most likely whiteheads or cysts. They are generally normal anatomical variants which will not produce long term damage. Show them to your pcp and they can refer you to dermatologist if needed.. ...Read more

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Had my first genital herpes outbreak recently, cleared up now thanks to medication, but still itchy? Thrush (as i'm prone) or to do with herpes?

Herpes simplex: Without an exam impossible to know, but yeast infection usually accompanied by discharge and/or a rash, whereas herpes can sometimes present with itching which is a subliminal form of pain. ...Read more

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About an inch above my anus is very red, itchy, burning with a smelly discharge. Doctor ruled out genital herpes after a swab test but now it is worse?

About an inch above my anus is very red, itchy, burning with a smelly discharge. Doctor ruled out genital herpes after a swab test but now it is worse?

Maybe a fistula: Could be a peri-anal fistula, which is a communication between the inside of the anus and the skin, thought it be caused by a small abscess on the inside. This is treated by a colorectal surgeon, and there are various techniques available. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cluster of small, somewhat red raised bumps, not itchy, on upper thigh. Is this genital herpes? Never been sexually active, had cold sores in the past

Cluster of small, somewhat red raised bumps, not itchy, on upper thigh. Is this genital herpes? Never been sexually active, had cold sores in the past

Not herpes : You cannot have genital herpes if you never had sex; genital herpes is unlikely to first show up as a rash on the thigh; and your description doesn't sound like HSV. This definitely is not genital herpes, and also not HSV1 from your oral infection. If the rash continues to bother you or doesn't clear up, see a doctor for professional diagnosis. ...Read more

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Genital herpes can be transmitted via dentist's tools? Headache, Itchy scalp and lower backache are signs of herpes?What is the accredited blood test

Genital herpes can be transmitted via  dentist's tools? Headache, Itchy scalp and lower backache are signs of herpes?What is the accredited blood test

Remote chance: While the transmission of genital herpes is possible from a contaminated instrument, the likelyhood is remote, especially given that you are not reporting any lesions in your mouth. While a primary infection with herpes would usually include general malaise, fever, and headache, it is doubtful that your symptoms are associated with a herpes infection. In any case, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more