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What might cause internal genital sores beside herpes?

What might cause internal genital sores beside herpes?

STD's: Certainly any of the commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and others are known causes of vaginitis. Yeast infections as well as allergic vaginal mucocitis (latex) may also be responsible. Trauma and/or injury of any sort can also result in wounds to the vaginal lining. ...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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Are genital sores and genital herpes the same?

Are genital sores and genital herpes the same?

Yes, maybe: If you have soreness, burning blister on the genital area is most likely a herpes genitalia. The term "sore" is not specific. I'd advise having a doctor lookat you. ...Read more

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Do genital sores mean that I have herpes?

Do genital sores mean that I have herpes?

Not necessarily.: There are many causes of genital sores. Visit your doctor or local public health clinic and get the necessary tests to find out what it is. ...Read more

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Do genital sores mean that you have herpes?

Do genital sores mean that you have herpes?

Possibly: Genital herpes usually takes on the appearance of small blisters, but many other disorders, most serious being the various sexually transmitted diseases can produce sores on the genitals. Less serious but still bothesome common sores include acne and ingrown hairs. Best to see a doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more

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Could genital herpes sores change over time?

Could genital herpes sores change over time?

Yes: Genital herpes sores can change over time, generally lessening in severity of symptoms, area of involvement, and rapidity of improvement with each outbreak. ...Read more

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If you have genital sores does that mean you have herpes?

Not necessarily.: There are many causes of genital sores. Visit your doctor or local public health clinic and get the necessary tests to find out what it is. ...Read more

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How big are genital herpes sores? What are they filled with?

How big are genital herpes sores? What are they filled with?

Herpes: Usually appear as small, few to several in number, redish blister-like bumps. They contain the virus.You can google pictures of that is helpful. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would I feel it when my genital herpes sores break?

Not necessarily.: Have you talked with your physician about antiviral medications? ...Read more

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I have cold sores and genital herpes, what to do?

I have cold sores and genital herpes, what to do?

See your: Phyisican. Consider use of a antiviral medication. ...Read more

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What is the difference of cold sores and genital herpes appearance?

What is the difference of cold sores and genital herpes appearance?

Genital lesions...: ...Tend to be somewhat larger; other than that, the "dew drops on a rose petal" appearance is the same. ...Read more

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Herpes (type 1), it was genital, does this mean i'll get genital sores or just cold sores?

Hepes type 1: Herpes type 1 usually causes cold sores, or fever blisters, but can cause genital herpes.Usually type 1 virus does not like the genital area and chances of it coming back are much less than type2.But there is still a little cance as you just had it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have sex when genital herpes sores r active?

No: Usually people do not have sex with active genital sores because it hurts. The virus is actively sheding during this time and it is easy to pass herpes on to others. Herpes is very contagious during this time. If your partner already has gnetial herpes then there is no risk other than pain. ...Read more

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Are genital herpes sores like canker sores on the genital area?

Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus that causes cold sores or fever blisters in your mouth: hsv1. Canker sores are small ulcers on your tongue or the lining of your cheeks that are probably autoimmune in origin. We don't think cankers are of viral origin because they're not contagious. ...Read more

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Genital sores look like small canker sores, in random spots. Is it possible that it is not herpes & what are the other options?

Genital sores look like small canker sores, in random spots. Is it possible that it is not herpes & what are the other options?

Unsure: The description is most consistent with herpes, but other causes are possible - such as fungal infection, bacterial infection, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, molluscum contagiosum, or a number of other causes. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital sores. That I may believe are herpes what should I do and how can I get rid of the sores or a wart?

I am experiencing genital sores. That I may believe are herpes what should I do and how can I get rid of the sores or a wart?

Possible: First of all you should see your gyn. They can do blood and or physical tests of the sores to confirm it they are herpes and is so medicine can be used to help treat them and potentially prevent them in the future. But it is very important to confirm what the sores are ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital herpes sores to heal and go away? Have been taking anti viral medication but the sores are very sore

Some 2-3 weeks...: The natural course of genital herpes is about 2+ to 3 weeks for average healthy persons in assuming no significant additional inflammation, i.e., cellulitis. Anti-viral drug can shorten its course by some 45% if taking in within 24 hours of its onset which begins with local hypersensitivity followed with blisters at the same location. Now, just keep the area as clean & dry as possible + pain med? ...Read more

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If genital sores immediately start healing up after applying neosporin, would that mean herpes didn't cause the sores, as neosporin is antibiotic an herpes are viral?

If genital sores immediately start healing up after applying neosporin, would that mean herpes didn't cause the sores, as neosporin is antibiotic an herpes are viral?

Genital sores: May be suprainfected (meaning sore got infected by bacteria as well), though it does appear to make herpes less likely. But check for herpes, use protection during sex. and check he sores as autoimmune conditions can cause genital sores as well f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Can lip picking with no cold sores cause genital herpes?

No: Once someone has been infected with herpes more than a few months, the virus they is not transmitted to other body areas. Even with active cold sores, herpes is never transmitted to a person's own genital area. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can other STDs cause genital sores that burn, itch, pinch or hurt besides herpes?

Can other STDs cause genital sores that burn, itch, pinch or hurt besides herpes?

Yes: There are several stds and other inflammatory conditions of the genitalia that may produce lesions similar to what you are describing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital sores, swelling, pain and itching. I don't think it's herpes or a yeast infection though.

I am experiencing genital sores, swelling, pain and itching. I don't think it's herpes or a yeast infection though.

Prob herpes or yeast: Herpes and yeast are by far the most common causes of such a problem. If redness and swelling of labia plus small sores (like cracks) in the sore area, yeast is likely. If larger sores, herpes is the best bet. New genital herpes often shows up without known risk, e.g. partner with no symptoms and no known herpes. Get expert care e.g. NHS GUM clinic, ASAP for accurate diagnosis & Rx if herpes. ...Read more

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How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.

How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.

Not herpes: Recurrent herpes usually lasts 7-10 days and probably always heals within 2 weeks. Butr regardlesss of how long they last, genital herpes is not a likely cause of "isolated red bumps on thighs", and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes. ...Read more

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Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster?

Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster?

Here are some...: If being herpes at this stage, there would be no remedy to shorten its clinical course of 2-3 wks, but keeping the affected area as clean & dry as possible so to minimize possible superimposed infection will help. For its recurrence, take valacyclovir HCl as soon as feeling its coming will lessen symptoms and shorten its course. So, talk with doc timely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for hsv-1 (herpes 1)to show symptoms such as genital sores without prior contact with an infected individual by sexual intercourse? How?

Is it possible for hsv-1 (herpes 1)to show symptoms such as genital sores without prior contact with an infected individual by sexual intercourse? How?

Herpes 101 continued: Hsv 1 is the most prevalent herpes virus. It infects about 75% of americans. It is mostly transmitted during childhood from family member to family member. It is not usually transmitted sexually. 90% of people infected never have sores or outbreaks and without the blood test do not know they are infected.
Herpes is spread skin to skin or saliva to skin usually. ...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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