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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 have genital herpes and have a spot on the outside of my bottom lip, i was going to have sex tonight, he knows that I have g. H. Should i not?
Lets BE REAL NO: Of course not, why give him herpes and why don't u take Valtrex (valacyclovir) to get rid of it , just bcause u have it , it is not right to expose him to it ! w ait a few days until it goes away and hopfully u are not an asymptomatic shedder , u can take 500-1000mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday to prevent outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I be sure if I have genital herpes if i've never had an out break but my past partner was positive. It's been 4 years?
Testing: Blood tests can confirm prior exposure. That is not a guarantee you actually had an outbreak. ...Read more
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
Maybe: If you don't have any blisters, or the sensation that comes on before they erupt, you may be able to deliver vaginally if your doctor is comfortable that you're clear. Occasionally, you can take medicine prior to delivery to suppress outbreaks and help prevent passing herpes to your child. ...Read more
Exam and blood test: A blood test can tell if you have antibodies to HSV 1 and/or HSV 2. If positive, you have HSV in your nerve roots, but both viruses can be either oral or genital. An exam by the doctor when you are having sxs of an ulcer, itching, or burning can verify if the location is genital. A swab can be done for a PCR test of an active lesion, but swabs are not 100% accurate. ...Read more
Yes: It is your responsibility to let your partner know that she is at risk of developing herpes. I recommend that partners of carriers be tested for HSV antibodies, since many people are carriers and don't know it. If she is not a carrier, then you can take daily Acyclovir or valacyclovir and minimize the risk of transmission by 80% (tho not 100%). ...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
This is 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
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