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What are symptoms of genital herpes?

What are symptoms of genital herpes?

Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...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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What can help genital herpes symptoms?

Not much: You can be treated with antivirals which will help to shorten the duration of active lesions, and capsaicin-containing preparations will help to numb the area after the initial burning they cause, but otherwise, simple pain medications can alleviate some of the discomfort. ...Read more

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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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What are the usual symptoms of genital herpes?

Painful lesions: The symptoms vary. Some people have very mild to no symptoms, while others have redness and fluid filled blisters that are painful and burn. Sometimes there is tingling or burning in the area before the blisters appear. If you think you have an outbreak and it's your first time, get checked out asap by your primary doc, because initial treatment makes subsequent outbreaks less frequent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of genital herpes?

Can you tell me the symptoms of genital herpes?

Often none.: Many people have little or no symptoms most of the time. When symptoms do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum or mouth. The blisters break and leave painful sores that may take two to four weeks to heal. ...Read more

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What will help relieve genital herpes symptoms?

Antivirals: Valacyclovir (/valtrex) commonly prescribed to either address flares or for regular use to prevent flare ups. Topical numbing meds help some, even though sores have some nerve-pain ties. Should discuss your situation with your dr who can advise you best for your situation. ...Read more

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Can women even have symptoms of genital herpes?

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Yes: Women can have the same blistering lesions that men have on their genitalia. ...Read more

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How long until genital herpes symptoms show up?

How long until genital herpes symptoms show up?

Usually 3-10 days: Symptoms of a new genital herpes infection -- usually red bumps that rapidly become blisters then open sores -- usually start within 3-5 days of exposure, sometimes up to 10 days, rarely as long as 2-3 weeks. Often there also are inflammed lymph nodes in the groin, and sometimes fever and headache. However, some new infections cause no symptoms at all, until there is a future recurrent outbreak. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of genital herpes?

Blisters, sores: Mostly superficial blisters that quickly (1-2 days) become painful open sores, especially on moist tissues. First infection most severe, usually at sites directly exposed in sex (penis, labia, vaginal opening, etc) and often fever and inflamed lymph nodes in the groin. Recurrent outbreaks usually milder, no inflamed nodes or fever; may be preceded by neurologic "prodrome" of tingling etc. ...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)

This is 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