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Doctor insights on: Herpes Virus Symptoms In Women

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Herpes virus for years but no symptoms. Am i okay?

Herpes virus for years but no symptoms. Am i okay?

Herpes simplex: Obviously you are ok. There are many persons who have been infected with herpes simplex and remain asymptomatic for their lifetime. That is not to say that you are necessarily one of them, but you can certainly hope so. ...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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Could the herpes virus be found in a regular blood test? Curable? If a person gets it a month ago and don't show symptoms still have it show in test?

Could the herpes virus be found in a regular blood test? Curable? If a person gets it a month ago and don't show symptoms still have it show in test?

See your doctor: Routine blood tests won't detect herpes. It's not curable; herpes infections persist for life. However, the likelihood of recurrent symptoms is highly variable, depending on virus type (HSV1 or 2), site of infection (oral or genital), and so on. Many infected persons have no symptoms. If you are concerned about having herpes, see your doctor and take it from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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G6pd and herpes.....I may have been exposed to herpes virus...I did lab today...what can I expect. I haven't had symptoms nor out break....

G6pd and herpes.....I may have been exposed to herpes virus...I did lab today...what can I expect. I haven't had symptoms nor out break....

Watchful waiting: Prophylactic medical treatment of HSV with antiviral agents from an accidental exposure is generally not recommended. Not sure what testing you have had, but culture or PCR are more sensitive than antibody testing, in symptomatic cases. ...Read more

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Can i be infected with herpes virus without having any sores or ulcers ? How likely is it for herpes virus to show symptoms 2 days post exposure ?

Can i be infected with herpes virus without having any sores or ulcers ? How likely is it for herpes virus to show symptoms 2 days post exposure ?

Yes: You may have tiny lesions or viral shedding without any lesions. This is more common in women than in men. It usually takes more than 2 days after exposure to develop symptoms. The average incubation period after exposure is 4 days. ( range 2 - 12 days ). ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between an anal fissure and an anal fissure caused by the herpes virus? Are other symptoms involved when its caused by hsv?

How to tell the difference between an anal fissure and an anal fissure caused by the herpes virus? Are other symptoms involved when its caused by hsv?

Herpes unlikely: Herpes can cause lesions similar to anal fissure, but the large majority of anal fissures are not herpes. However, if the fissure is new (within a few days), it is difficult or impossible to tell for sure only by symptoms. Initial herpes usually causes multiple lesions and often fever, etc; but maybe no other symptoms with recurrent herpes. See your doctor to for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i really have an allergic reaction, and not a variant of the herpes virus? I have had a sore throat for a few days, and began breaking out with chickenpox like symptoms, with blisters starting on my scalp, spreading all over to my face,

How can I tell if i really have an allergic reaction, and not a variant of the herpes virus? I have had a sore throat for a few days, and began breaking out with chickenpox like symptoms, with blisters starting on my scalp, spreading all over to my face,

This : This definitely sounds like it could have been a herpes outbreak as opposed to an allergic reaction. There are two types of herpes viruses (1 and 2). In the past type 1 was associated with cold sores and type 2 with genital herpes. Now it has been proven that both types can be found in either location. A quick way for you to know if you have been exposed to the herpes virus is by requesting a blood tests that checks for antibodies to both types of herpes. If the test comes back positive for either type then you can assume that you may have had an outbreak, and it if happens again see your doctor at the onset of symptoms and request treatment for herpes. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do you contract the herpes virus?

How do you contract the herpes virus?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How bad to the body is the herpes virus?

How bad to the body is the herpes virus?

Herpes: Herpes virus isn't particularly bad to catch. Most people have exposure to herpes type 1 by the time they are 20. About 1 in 5 people show blood evidence of having been exposed to herpes type 2 virus. Most don't even know it. Some people do have trouble with frequent or severe outbreaks. Also it can rarely cause a serious infection of the brain. This is especially true for babies at time of birth. ...Read more

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Is the herpes virus harmful to the body?

Is the herpes virus harmful to the body?

Contagious: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more

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Can I join the army if I have herpes virus?

Can I join the army if I have herpes virus?

Having : Herpes Simplex Virus is not generally not medically disqualifying for military service. However : "Current or history of genital infection or ulceration, including, but not limited to herpes genitalis (054.13) and condyloma acuminatum (078.11), if of sufficient severity to require frequent intervention or to interfere with normal function, is disqualifying." ...Read more

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How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: herpes virus?

Herperviridae: Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, and human herpesvirus 7. ...Read more

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Can having herpes virus 1 and 2 affect you neurologicaly?

Can having herpes virus 1 and 2 affect you neurologicaly?

Not really...: The way you ask the question, I assume you mean some sort of chronic neurological problem. The answer is a definite no; HSV doesn't do that. Recurrent outbreaks can be preceded by "prodrome" of tingling or pain, which has a neurological origin. And rarely HSV2 can cause recurrent outbreaks of the membranes covering the brain, with recurrent aseptic meningitis. Otherwise no neurological worries. ...Read more

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How should I know if I passed on the herpes virus to my baby?

How should I know if I passed on the herpes virus to my baby?

Baby is watched: A woman with a history of genital herpes, even without fresh sores on her genitals, can transmit herpes virus to her baby during delivery. Such an at-risk baby is carefully examined, so that anti-viral medications can be started if the baby shows signs of herpes infection (rashes or sickly behavior). If the baby looks fine in his first month, then he probably did not catch mom's genital herpes. ...Read more

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How will you know which person spread the herpes virus to you?

How will you know which person spread the herpes virus to you?

ONLY IF SINGLE PARTN: You will know who gave it to you if you have a single partner only.But if you had sex with multiple partners and none discloses that he/she has the hepes infection you will never know unless you get all of them tested. ...Read more

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Herpes Virus (Definition)

Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more