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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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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

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 Sores (Definition)

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