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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

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What are the most common symptoms of genital herpes?

What are the most common symptoms of genital herpes?

Discomfort: Painful ulcers in the genital area. Herpes virus lives in the nerves of the body and will cause recurrent ulcers in the same area repeatedly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are symptoms of mild genital herpes?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex in the genital area may cause no symptoms in some people. In others, a few weeks after being exposed to herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches ; pains, headache ; swelling of groin lymph nodes. The lesions may be preceded several days by itching ;/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop into blisters. When the blisters break open they ooze fluid or bleed. ...Read more

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What causes the same or similar symptoms as genital herpes?

What causes the same or similar symptoms as genital herpes?

...: In the us, amongst sexually active people the most common causes of genital ulcers are herpes and syphilis. Less common causes are chancroid and donovanosis. Non-infectious causes can include fixed drug reaction and behcet's. A visit to the doctor can help determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the short- and long-term symptoms of genital herpes?

Herpes simplex: Once you get this virus it stays with you for life. The first exposure may not produce any symptoms, or can be so severe that the patient is incapacitated. It produces blister lesions which itch, hurt and break down into shallow painful tender ulcers, and may be accompanied by fever, malaise, etc. Long-term it may cause recurrence of genital lesions and may produce viral meningitis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have genital herpes and what are the symptoms?

Painful bumps: You may experience tingling and flu like symptoms before an outbreak. You may notice small painful bumps that break open and a little ulcer forms. They are usually very painful to the touch and very contagious. ...Read more

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What short and long term symptoms are associated with genital herpes?

See below: The major acute problem is pain with uslcers like you have on the face as well. Long term most people feel there are not other effects some have reprted that if you also have a high risk hpv that the herpes may make the cervical dysplasia more agrressive. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes symptoms, but not sure if I have it! please help?

Get tested: If you have a sore, that's the best way to test. Doctor can do a viral culture which is very specific and accurate. Otherwise blood tests can be done to assess ever-exposure. Good luck and i hope it's negative! ...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