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Can a woman with genital herpes give birth vaginally if she does not have any symptoms? And without suppressive medication?

Can a woman with genital herpes give birth vaginally if she does not have any symptoms? And without suppressive medication?

Here is the problem: There may still be viral shedding which could effect the baby even if she has no active lesions. ...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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Is there a test available that determines whether herpes infection is in the genitals or the mouth without having symptoms? Genital herpes test?

Is there a test available that determines whether herpes infection is in the genitals or the mouth without having symptoms? Genital herpes test?

Herpes: There is a blood test that will tell if you have ever been infected with herpes simplex type 1 or type 2 or nigh or neither. If the test is negative it means you are not infected with herpes. If the test is positive it means that you have been infected in the past but it doesn't tell you where because either type can occur in either place. ...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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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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If you contract genital herpes, how long does it usually take to have symptoms?

Difficult to say: Some people contact herpes and never have an outbreak. Some contact herpes and it may take years for some and months for others. Typically it can appear in a few weeks. Here's a great link to information about herpes: http://health.Nytimes.Com/health/guides/disease/herpes-simplex/print.Html. ...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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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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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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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

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