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Noticed a bump on the shaft of my penis and was wondering if I had Genital Herpes. No pain, itching or tenderness but looks like HSV. I have pictures.

Noticed a bump on the shaft of my penis and was wondering if I had Genital Herpes. No pain, itching or tenderness but looks like HSV. I have pictures.

Sebaceous cyst: What you described is more likely to be a sebaceous cyst. Do not try to pop it. If it persists and is an issue for you, you may see a doctor to have it removed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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Can i put baby powder on genital herpes to relieve pain? If not, what is the best home remedy?

Can i put baby powder on genital herpes to relieve pain? If not, what is the best home remedy?

Herpes Infection: Baby powder will not help a herpes infection. You need oral prescription medication like Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors Can i ask if genital herpes blister feels pain when it just appear or the area around it? Thanks

Hi Doctors

Can i ask if genital herpes blister feels pain when it just appear or the area around it? Thanks

Blisters from: genital herpes would hurt around the area as much as within the blister itself. this is the nature of genital herpes. Most of the lesions sit on top of a cutaneous skin nerve and therefore transmit pain in the area that it serves. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes. I constantly have pain in my testicales. Some days worse than others. Right now it is in my right testicle ,on my right buttock?

I have genital herpes. I constantly have pain in my testicales. Some days worse than others. Right now it is in my right testicle ,on my right buttock?

Pain isn't herpes: Herpes is not a likely cause of these pains. Be careful what you read online about genital herpes. Outbreaks (with obvious, visible blisters/sores) can be preceded by pain, tingling, etc (prodrome), but usually only for 1-3 days in the same area where the outbreak will occur. Otherwise herpes is rarely associated with aches and pains of any kind. See a doctor if the pains continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.

Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to diagnose what is going on. See an ob/gyn doctor and get looked after professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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How common is genital herpes?

How common is genital herpes?

Very common. : Millions of people have this but many ( often, men), don't know they have it. ...Read more

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How can I get genital herpes?

How can I get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How do you get genital herpes?

How do you get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How can I treat genital herpes?

How can I treat genital herpes?

...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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What are signs of genital herpes?

What are signs of genital herpes?

Sx hsv 2: Symptoms could include dysuria, tingling and burning, with or without eruption of blisters, or painful ulcerations. ...Read more

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Genital herpes how can it spread?

Genital herpes how can it spread?

Herpes : Herpes is transmitted skin to skin from the site on your skin where you are infected. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes 1 turn into 2?

Herpes Simplex: 1 ; 2 can both be located either genitally or orally. However, one does not actually morph into the other. ...Read more

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Is type 1 genital herpes painful?

Here are some ...: The page still shows this Q still unanswered although I did it. So, I repeated; HSV-1 genital herpes can cause itching, sore, and pain as that from HSV-2. More detail? To http://www.livestrong.com/article/49176-symptoms-type-genital-herpes/. Best wish.. ...Read more

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Why does some genital herpes hurt?

Nerve irritation: All forms of herpes can cause a burning stinging type of pain. Herpes viruses are stored in nerve cell bodies and when activated cause irritation of the nerves causing pain. ...Read more

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Can people die from genital herpes?

No it's not fatal: Genital herpes can be painful but no it's not fatal for adults. However, if a pregnant woman has active herpes lesions during her 3rd trimester of pregnancy she may be advised to have a c-section to avoid passing it to the newborn during delivery. Antiviral medications such as Acyclovir and valacyclovir are both considered safe to take during pregnancy and are advised if there is a history. ...Read more

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Could I give myself genital herpes?

Yes: If you have herpes virus and had a sore on your mouth that you were touching, and then touched your genital area with saliva containing the virus, transfer could occur. ...Read more

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How common is having genital herpes?

Very common : One out of five americans are carriers of herpes type 2 antibodies. This means that they have a past exposure to genital herpes. Not all of these will actually have outbreaks or problems. ...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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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