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Genital Sores Not 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
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
I'm 23 wks pregnant &I've been having discharge since I was 19 wks. But today I discovered what looks like genital sores! Please help! Herpes maybe?!
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
Why'd u assume herpes? Please explain why u assume that diagnosis? I know of cold sores & genital herpes? Please explain & provide any resources. Than
More info needed: If you'll link to the original post you are concerned about, perhaps someone will be able to address this. Otherwise not possible. ...Read more
Herpes: None.Get a more detailed answer ›
Genital lesions...: ...Tend to be somewhat larger; other than that, the "dew drops on a rose petal" appearance is the same. ...Read more
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
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
Genital sores look like small canker sores, in random spots. Is it possible that it is not herpes & what are the other options?
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
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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