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I have genital herpes and the blisters are now bleeding. Is that normal?

I have genital herpes and the blisters are now bleeding. Is that normal?

Genital Herpes: Treatment with antiviral drugs can help people who are bothered by genital herpes outbreaks stay symptom-free longer. These drugs can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms when they do flare up. Drug therapy is not a cure, but it can make living with the condition easier. There are three major drugs commonly used to treat genital herpes symptoms: zovirax, famvir, and valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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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Is it normal for light bleeding during intercourse after an outbreak of Genital herpes has been treated?

Is it normal for light bleeding during intercourse after an outbreak of Genital herpes has been treated?

Not necessarily: If you are bleeding from healing herpetic lesions, then it's possible. Otherwise, if you are bleeding from your vagina, this would be atypical and assume that it is unrelated to herpes. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes cause constant bleeding?

Do genital herpes cause constant bleeding?

Not usually: Although genital herpes outbreaks can certainly cause a little bleeding from the lesions, it generally is not a constant bleeding in most cases. Is this your first time with the vaginal sores? Have you had a doctor look at them and confirm genital herpes? If not you definitely need to get checked out. If it is genital herpes there are medications that can help but you need to discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes. Lots of blood and pain. How can I stop the bleeding?

I have genital herpes. Lots of blood and pain. How can I stop the bleeding?

See below: Herpes and bleeding have no direct association. There are several causes for bleeding, but you need an evaluation to determine what is the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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Do herpes cause vaginal bleeding?

Do herpes cause vaginal bleeding?

Not really: If the herpetic ulceration is really raw it can bleed but in general herpes is not a cause of significant vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Painful sexual intercourse, painful urge to urinate, bleeding, swelling, itching? Possible genital herpes outbreak?

Possibly herpes: These symptoms are quite typical for newly acquired genital herpes; too severe for an outbreak of recurrent herpes. New herpes is especially likely if at risk, e.g. new partner or partner known to have genital herpes. Severe urinary tract infection or other STD also are possible. Get care ASAP, the sooner the better both for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment if it's herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Noticing Grayish vaginal discharge as my genital herpes heal is that normal?

Noticing Grayish vaginal discharge as my genital herpes heal is that normal?

Vaginitis: Sorry to say but I think you may have more than one problem here. A grayish vaginal discharge can come from bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, gonorrhea, chlamydia or possibly other disease. I hope u can get this checked out promptly. Remember also to always try and practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What meds to take to get rid of vaginal herpes I was diagnose with genital herpes and fishy odor will it ever go away?

What meds to take to get rid of vaginal herpes I was diagnose with genital herpes and fishy odor will it ever go away?

Herpes: Your doctor should prescribe an antiviral, like valcyclovir for the herpes. The fishy odor may be related to an infection called bacterial vaginosis, which would need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I've had 1 csection almost 4 years ago. I think I have genital herpes. Can I have vaginal birth without baby getting it or stick to csection?

I've had 1 csection almost 4 years ago. I think I have genital herpes. Can I have vaginal birth without baby getting it or stick to csection?

Yes: The issue is how to handle the herpes. Can be useful to go on preventative therapy in pregnancy. Very important to have an exam near delivery to make sure there are no active lesions. But most women are able to have a vaginal birth in this case from a herpes standpoint. ...Read more

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Having a genital herpes oubreak and I am due in 4 weeks. What can I do to speed up the healing so that I can delivery vaginally instead of a c-section?

Having a genital herpes oubreak and I am due in 4 weeks. What can I do to speed up the healing so that I can delivery vaginally instead of a c-section?

Medication: The herpes outbreak should be able to promptly treated with Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir). These medications are safe for use. Aftertreatment suppression therapy should be prescribed for the rest of the pregnancy ...Read more

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What can cause vaginal bleeding besides cancer of the reproductive organs and std's?

What can cause vaginal bleeding besides cancer of the reproductive organs and std's?

Vaginal bleeding: Aside menstrual cycle and what you mentioned, hormonal imbalance, uterine polyps, fibroids (benign growth) just few to mention can cause vaginal bleeding ...Read more

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Hi. Can genital herpes be detected by vaginal swabs.

Hi. Can genital herpes be detected by vaginal swabs.

Yes, if: Swabs can detect herpes in the vaginal area if the blisters are opened and the fluid is collected on a swab. Just a blind swab in the vagina if there are no blisters present is unlikely to pick up the herpes even if it is present. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a clogged gland in the vaginal area vs. Genital herpes?

How can you tell the difference between a clogged gland in the vaginal area vs. Genital herpes?

Vaginal sores: Usually herpes has associated burning pain with shallow ulcers--depressions or pits in the skin (often in crops), while a clogged gland is usually isolated, swollen and more tender to touch. Drainage and anti-biotics will relieve this while only time and anti-viral medication will help with herpes. ...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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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