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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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Can I have herpes on my torso and not in mymouth or genitals?

Can I have herpes on my torso and not in mymouth or genitals?

Cutaneous herpes: Yes, it's possible to have herpes only on your skin, but be sure it's not shingles (usually a band of painful blisters on one side of your body). ...Read more

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Please explain what does herpes look like in the genital areas?

Please explain what does herpes look like in the genital areas?

Blisters: They usually look like a cluster of painful blisters that rupture and a small ulcer forms that looks similiar to a cancker sore. ...Read more

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Can herpes be transmitted orally if your partner only has genital type?

Can herpes be transmitted orally if your partner only has genital type?

Yes. Depends.: Oral Herpes can live in the genital region and genital herpes can live in the mouth. Depending on the couple's sexual practices, either type can be in the oral and genital regions. ...Read more

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Is it ok to lick your partners genitals if they have herpes but are taking meds?

Herpes simplex: The overwhelming odds are that if your partner has herpetic lesions that you also have had herpes, even in the absence of overt lesions. If not, and you have been tested negative, would not lick your partner's whatevers. If you have been together for some time would bet you are positive, in which case it would be fine to do whatever floats your boat. ...Read more

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How long after herpes exposure does it usually take to start noticing and experiencing symptoms? Oral vs genital?

How long after herpes exposure does it usually take to start noticing and experiencing symptoms? Oral vs genital?

Duplicate question: See my previous reply: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6793744-i-was-exposed-to-herpes-confirmed-how-long-after-does-it-usually-take-to-start-noticing-symptoms-for-both-oral-and-genitalwhat-are-the-symptoms

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Does herpes type 1 genitally recurs less, is shed less, and presents far less risk of transmission to others than hsv-2 ?

Does herpes type 1 genitally recurs less, is shed less, and presents far less risk of transmission to others than hsv-2 ?

Probably not.: It's possible (almost anything is possible), but highly unlikely. You didn't describe what you have on your foot that led you to believe that it's herpes. Consult a dermatologist and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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If most people have type 1 herpes with no outbreaks, acquired through childhood & a lot have oral sex, do most people have type 1 in genitals ?

If most people have type 1 herpes with no outbreaks, acquired through childhood & a lot have oral sex, do most people have type 1 in genitals ?

Strain variations: We associate type one herpes primarily with cold sores and type two with genital lesions.. However, over many years we have seen either type in either location. The only way to know which type is involved is to do specific typing at a specialty lab. ...Read more

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I was exposed to herpes (confirmed). How long after does it usually take to start noticing symptoms (for both oral and genital)?What are the symptoms?

I was exposed to herpes (confirmed). How long after does it usually take to start noticing symptoms (for both oral and genital)?What are the symptoms?

Usually 3-5 days: Sometimes up to 10 days. The main symptoms of herpes, either oral or genital, are clusters of sores that start as red bumps, become blisters, then open sores. On moist areas (labia, inside mouth, etc) blisters aren't seen, open sores sooner. First infections often also have swollen lymph nodes in the region (e.g. groin, neck), fever, headache, etc. Many infections cause no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Hi, I have developed some herpes symptoms on my genitals. I have never had any sex .Is it possible to get infected with herpes without physicalcontact?

Hi, I have developed some herpes symptoms on my genitals. I have never had any sex .Is it possible to get infected with herpes without physicalcontact?

No: There are several possibilities. You may have had oral herpes lesions and transferred the virus to your genitals manually, although this is unlikely. You may have been infected much earlier and not developed overt symptoms until later recurrence. When you say you have never had any sex, is this like president clinton, meaning 'no intercourse' but have had oral sex? Are you sure this is herpes? ...Read more

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Could I have both herpes types on my genitals?

Could I have both herpes types on my genitals?

Yes: A patient is able to have both hsv-1 and hsv-2 in the genital region. ...Read more

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Can herpes spread from touching genitals then yourself?

Can herpes spread from touching genitals then yourself?

Yes,if open: lesions were present and you touched them and then yourself,,you could spread it ...Read more

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If I get herpes, will it just affect my genitals or will it affect me orally as well?

It will affect: skin to skin contact area. It can be transmitted from oral to genital area or genital area to oral area. ...Read more

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If someone gets herpes 1 on their genitals and they don't have any other form or herpes, when will the symptoms appear?

If someone gets herpes 1 on their genitals and they don't have any other form or herpes, when will the symptoms appear?

Herpes Symptoms: The herpes virus can lay dormant for various time periods and may be in your system for a time period before any symptoms begin to show. The usual incubation period of the virus (time before any symptoms show) is approximately two to twelve days after the first exposure to the virus. However, there are many possibilities. Some people never experience active symptoms. ...Read more

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How common is genital herpes?

How common is genital herpes?

Very common. : Millions of people have this but many ( often, men), don't know they have it. ...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