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How can I know for sure if I have genital herpes?

How can I know for sure if I have genital herpes?

Get tested: The best test is a swab of the actual ulcer while it is present.This can be hard to do because you may not be able to get into the doctor during the 5-10 day period where the ulcer is shedding active virus that can be detected. The next best way is to get a blood test looking for hsv2 igg. This will detect an antibody against genital herpes indicating past exposure. ...Read more

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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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How can I know for sure if I have HPV (genital warts)?

How can I know for sure if I have HPV (genital warts)?

Biopsy: Your doctor can be pretty certain on examination but to know for sure requires a biopsy. ...Read more

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How do i know if i have a genital herpes?

How do i know if i have a genital herpes?

Genital herpes?: Genital herpes usually appear as one or more blisters or sores on or around the genitals, mouth, or anus. These blisters usually break & leave painful sores, which will resolve on there own, but can also be treated with medication. One can carry the virus but not know it, as well. See your doc & discuss your sxs & sexual history candidly. S/he can dx herpes based on hx, exam, or test. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I know if I have genital warts?

How can I know if I have genital warts?

Skin : A dermatologist would be able to diagnose and treat the genital warts. Clinically warts often appear as flesh colored firm bumps with a tendency to multiply. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have have vaginal herpes?

Be seen: Both blood tests and lesional tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have oral herpes?

How can I tell if I have oral herpes?

HSV-1: It is extremely common to have the virus that causes oral herpes/cold sores/"fever blisters". Typically they are an annoyance that flare up periodically for 1-2 weeks on the lips. If it is a first episode it can be much worse and can involve the mouth too. I would see your primary doctor about this. If you get recurrent flares they may provide a prescription to take at the onset of sores. ...Read more

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How to know if I have herpes or hpv?

How to know if I have herpes or hpv?

See a doctor: Depending on symptoms and exposure history, examination and/or lab testing can give the answer. See your doctor. (This sounds like the same member asking the same question as before. Same answer!) ...Read more

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How do I know if I have genital herpes?

How do I know if I have genital herpes?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with genital warts, how do I tell her?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with genital warts, how do I tell her?

Matter of fact: You tell your partner that you have been diagnosed with a viral infection caused by HPV. HPV infection is actually the MOST COMMON STD, Your partner needs to know so they can be watchful for symptoms. Also, if she is young enough ( ...Read more

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How to know if I have herpes?

How to know if I have herpes?

Med eval: Herpes simplex 2 usually is a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

How can I know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

See your doctor: See your doctor. Both these STDs are easy to diagnose by examination and lab tests. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have possible herpes?

How do I know if I have possible herpes?

If you have blister: Like lesions - medical evaluation/ lab tests can accurately diagnose herpes simplex infection. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I have herpes?

How can you tell if I have herpes?

Get tested: Hsv2 has variable length asymptomatic periods, so short of noticing an outbreak, best way is to get tested. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and helpful links. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

How do I know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

Professional exam: Although syphilis can cause wart-like growths, this is rare; genital warts are hundreds of times more common. But the only way to be sure is professional examination. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I know if i may have herpes?

How can I know if i may have herpes?

You can be : Evaluated at a std clinic or by your physician. Laboratory tests can be used to diagnose herpes simplex virus. A dna blood test (blood, lesion, spinal fluid) can be used ; will differentiate hsv1 ; hsv2.Blood is used to detect hsv antibodies. A viral culture can be done w scraping of a lesion. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have oral herpes?

How would I know if I have oral herpes?

Herpes answer: You can get a culture grown off of a mouth sore in order to confirm diagnosis. Some sores are herpes caused...Most are not...They are canker sores which are nonspecific sores caused by some sort of trigger i.e. Acidic food, stress, etc. Herpetic sores are usually over bone not in lips or cheek area. Ask your dentist for a more definitive answer. He/she can look at your in person. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have scabie or herpes?

How can I tell if I have scabie or herpes?

Scabies vs Herpes?: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia.Herpes lesions are often found on the lips, skin around mouth, nose, chin, mouth, cheeks, ; even eye. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have genital warts?

How do I know if I have genital warts?

Warts on your crotch: Condyloma look like warts but they show up on the penis, anus, labia and can be very small or grow to be enormous. Get checked out if you have any question. ...Read more

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How to know if I have genital herpes (female)?

How to know if I have genital herpes (female)?

Female genital...: herpes. Symptoms can be open sores that are irregular and painful. If you have them, do not have intercourse. See your physician to get diagnosed and possibly started on an antiviral ...Read more

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How can I know if I have female genital warts or herpes?

How can I know if I have female genital warts or herpes?

Different symptoms: Warts and herpes don't look, feel, or behave like one another. Painless bumps that last more than 2-3 weeks may be warts, but never herpes. Blisters or open sores that clear up in 1-2 weeks may be herpes and never are warts. If anything at all is wrong in your genital area, stop guessing and see a doctor. Good luck! ...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


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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more