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If you gave genital herpes on penis, and receive oral sex will that person contract herpes? If so how long will it take to show up

If you gave genital herpes on penis, and receive oral sex will that person contract herpes? If so how long will it take to show up

Likely your partner : Will contract oral herpes whether or not there are active lesions. Symptoms may appear within 7-10 days from time of exposure. http://www.herpes.com/hsv1-2.html http://www.Ehow.Com/about_5102051_herpes-simplex.Html#page=6. ...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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I talked to you the other day about genital herpes. My penis has been irritated near the tip for the last 3 weeks. I have a picture of what looks lik?

I talked to you the other day about genital herpes. My penis has been irritated near the tip for the last 3 weeks.  I have a picture of what looks lik?

I suggest a consult: with a physician in your state online or at an urgent care center: if you have had unprotected intercourse you must be checked for STD. ...Read more

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Do I have some harmless bumps on my penis or is it genital herpes?

Unknown: This requires a look-a "bump" to you may be a vesicle, papule, cyst, or a multitude of other things to us.Please see a dr for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Chances a painless recurring spot on penis is genital herpes? Every 5-7 weeks a single spot shows in exact same place then goes away. Unknown status

Not real likely: A painless spot is more likely to be syphillis actually and since we don't see Chancre's much anymore they are commonly missed. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes be painless and skin colored on the head of penis?

Can genital herpes be painless and skin colored on the head of penis?

Nope: Herpes doesn't behave this way at all. Also, herpes lesions never remain unchanged for days at a time. They get inflamed, maximally in 2-3 days, then heal, always gone within 2 weeks. Herpes often recurs, but never more often than once a month, and between outbreaks there is nothing visible and no pain, discomfort, or anything else. Whatever you have, it isn't herpes. ...Read more

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Can i get oral herpes from my bf if he has genital herpes on the tip of his penis around the edge of the tip?

Yes: You can share herpetic infections oral and genital by contact. The virus is always present but not always active. Herpes is highly contagious in its active form. ...Read more

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Could I have gotten genital herpes from my boyfriend after he smoothed down his penis then out the condom on? I'm very worried

Could I have gotten genital herpes from my boyfriend after he smoothed down his penis then out the condom on? I'm very worried

YES: Yes genital herpes are contagous always use a condom He can also decrease the risk of spreading HERPES by taking a medication every day to supress herpes like VALTREX (valacyclovir) OR ACYCLOVIR ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have genital herpes? I am kind of worried.... I have some small little bumps that I noticed on my (penis) shaft. Sorry to be grap

How can I tell if I have genital herpes? I am kind of worried.... I have some small little bumps that I noticed on my (penis) shaft.  Sorry to be grap

Herpes vs. Fordyce: Possibilities for your situation include herpes but also common bumps called Fordyce Spots. Please see you doctor to determine if either of these is the case or if it is something else. In any case, lots of reasons to be hopeful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I get genital herpes from a guy who fingered me. He touched his penis then fingered me, but didn't have an outbreak.

Can I get genital herpes from a guy who fingered me. He touched his penis then fingered me, but didn't have an outbreak.

Doubtful: usually spread through intercourse and sexual secretions inside of you. Not a bad idea to use condoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a couple tiny red dots (not blisters) on underside of penis that only lasted 3 days were recurrent genital herpes?

Is it possible that a couple tiny red dots (not blisters) on underside of penis that only lasted 3 days were recurrent genital herpes?

Probably not: Almost certainly this isn't herpes, which doesn't cause "red dots" that don't become blisters or open sore. And no herpes outbreak can heal entirely in only 3 days; 7-10 days is the minimum. If you have been diagnosed with genital herpes, follow your doctor's advoce about management. If worried about herpes but not diagnosed, the "red dots" don't suggest you have it. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on the shaft of my penis and its hard, not painful unless pinched and i managed to remove some puss. Is this genital herpes?

I have a red bump on the shaft of my penis and its hard, not painful unless pinched and i managed to remove some puss. Is this genital herpes?

Maybe: See your doctor and get a correct diagnosis. You may need treatment and if it is an std you will need to alert your partner. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes always appears on anus and penis? I used to have a rash itcy and whitecolor, doctors says i was fubgalinfection, it goes away,

Does genital herpes always appears on anus and penis? I used to have a rash itcy and whitecolor, doctors says i was fubgalinfection, it goes away,

Usually yes: But they are more likely to be painful than itchy. The location also depends on the type of sexual practice. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I have a small bump its smooth under the head of my penis could this be genital herpes and i did get a cold i don't know if it was the flu help!

Asked and Answered: If you are truly positive your HIV doctor has already tested you for everything. I do not understand what psychological benefit you are getting out of repeatedly asking us the same questions here on health tap. Having watched you do this month in and month out makes me wonder about your emotional stability. I would advise you sign off of health tap and go see a real physician. It is past time. ...Read more

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If your genitals burns and you have small pimples around your penis, does it automatically mean that you have genital herpes or something different?

If  your genitals burns and you have small pimples around your penis,  does it automatically mean that you have genital  herpes or something different?

Probably: Not automatically, but the symptoms you describe are very good for genital herpes. I would see your primary care doctor for further evaluation, including other stds. ...Read more

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I have raw sores on the neck of my penis. When I have sex with my wife it hurts. I have been tested for genital herpes with a result of negative. It's like being rubbed raw. I am 58yo and my urine flow is not like it used to be. I dribble, getting some ur

I have raw sores on the neck of my penis. When I have sex with my wife it hurts. I have been tested for genital herpes with a result of negative. It's like being rubbed raw. I am 58yo and my urine flow is not like it used to be. I dribble, getting some ur

Sometime : Sometime a yeast infection can affect a man's penis. If it is present it can cause raw denuded area of pain, irritation, and often times itching. You can try an over the counter cream like Clotrimazole twice a day for a few weeks. If this does not work ask your doctor for an dditional work up or referral to a urologist, especially since it sounds like you have some prostate issues as well . All the best. ...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