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Genital Herpes No Sores Yet
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
Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus that causes cold sores or fever blisters in your mouth: hsv1. Canker sores are small ulcers on your tongue or the lining of your cheeks that are probably autoimmune in origin. We don't think cankers are of viral origin because they're not contagious. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: You may have hsv1 + hsv2. There are prescription and otc remedies promoted but they are all a waste of money. Prescription pills are very effective. You need advise on what this means to you as well as your contacts. It is not likely that you will get what you need unless you see a dermatologist or perhaps an infectious disease specialist. Although there is extensive knowledge about this, most phy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If 1 is diagnosed w/ the herpes mouth virus but have canker sores but never any mouth sores, isn't 1 supposed to get mouth sores & not canker sores?
Yes: Genital herpes usually causes blisters on the vulva (around the vaginal opening).They will break open & form ulcers.Usually the infection goes to the uterine cervix(neck of the womb)causing cervicitis. Sometimes infection goes to the urethra(urine channel) causing urethitis with painful urination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow up: dr. Raff -- you said that canker sores do not cause genital herpes. Are canker sores herpes simplex 1 just like a cold sore?
Canker sores: Aphthous stomatitis is not due to herpes simplex. Dr. Namey and dr. Perkins have provided excellent advice and would read these carefully. The location of the herpetic lesions (oral v. Genital) no longer is specific for types 1;2. Cold sores may be herpetic, but not canker sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?
Herpes - HSV1 & HSV2: Yes - unfortunately there can be cross over between the 2 different types of herpes. These viruses are always adapting and looking for 'new opportunities' and although traditionally, HSV-1 kept to the mouth/nose and HSV-2 kept to the genital tract, there can be 'back and forth' transmission of these viruses in susceptible patients. This is a reminder to keep ALL safe sex practices in mind! ...Read more
HSV2 igg 1.5 IGM neg no s/s of infection. never lesions, Thoughts. false (+) or (+) genital herpes infection. virus dormant like HSV1? any worries
Maybe false positive: The HSV IgM antibody test is notoriously unreliable. Real herpes and STD experts never order that test and always ignore the result and so should you. If you have also had an IgG antibody test that is negative, you can safely assume your IgM result is false and that you don't have HSV2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two Herpes: I think you may be confusing the terms and the infections. Herpes type one, infecting 75% of americans, is usually found near or on the mouth. But, it can infect any skin that it comes in contact with, including the genitals if one is not previously infected. Herpes type two, predominantly found on or near the genitals, and infecting 25% of americans can infect any skin it comes in contact with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Genital herpes usually takes on the appearance of small blisters, but many other disorders, most serious being the various sexually transmitted diseases can produce sores on the genitals. Less serious but still bothesome common sores include acne and ingrown hairs. Best to see a doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more
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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