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How can you find out if you have herpes?

How can you find out if you have herpes?

Exam or testing: Doctors can often make the diagnosis based on the appearance of lesions during an outbreak, and a viral culture is sometime used for confirmation. An hsv-2 igg antibody will tell you whether you're infected with the virus. ...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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Is blood test is the only way you can find out if you have herpes?

Is blood test is the only way you can find out if you have herpes?

Herpes: Blood testing is most accurate way to learn if one has been exposed to herpes. Yes. ...Read more

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Can you find out if you have herpes from a pap smear?

Can you find out if you have herpes from a pap smear?

Rarely: In rare situations, a pap smear will report seeing herpes virus when the specimen is processed. But pap smear is not a reliable way of diagnosing herpes. Just that once in a while it will be seen accidentally in the specimen taken. ...Read more

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How do you find out if you have herpes without going to a doctor?

How do you find out if you have herpes without going to a doctor?

Can't: You can't be sure without getting tested at a doctor's office, hospital, or lab. There is a special test that needs to be done. Then it needs to be interpreted by a medical professional. ...Read more

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How to know if you have herpes?

How to know if you have herpes?

Medical Assessment.: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. It is filled with fluid that is teaming with the Herpes Simplex virus. Herpes simplex in the genital area may cause no symptoms in some people. In others, a few weeks after being exposed to Herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches & pains, headache & swelling of groin > ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have herpes or not?

How can you tell if you have herpes or not?

Medical test: can determine if you have herpes and if yes - which type. ...Read more

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If you have herpes will you always have it?

If you have herpes will you always have it?

Herpes: It is impossible o tell or predict recurrences. Try to keep stress to a minimum. Treatment options are starting meds at first sign of outbreak or if attacks get more frequent you could get prescribed daily preventative medication. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have herpes yourself?

How would you know if you have herpes yourself?

By exam: If you mean why and how you will suspect that you have herpes, yhat you can only do if you have clinical rash on genitalia for herpes genitalis usually type2, has vescicles and in case of type1, you will have sores in and around mouth, also called cold sores but due to oral sex you can have hpv1&2 in genitalia and around mouth. ...Read more