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How to know if I have genital herpes/ warts?

How to know if I have genital herpes/ warts?

Get examined: Easy. You visit a doctor or clinic for examination and perhaps testing. ...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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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 to know if I have herpes or genital warts?

How to know if I have herpes or genital warts?

Genital warts herpes: Generally genital warts are painless and usually without symptoms (dont hurt dont itch) Herpes however usually hurts, burns or is uncomfortable at some point but could also itch or not hurt at all. The only certain way to distinguish between them reliably is to be evaluated by a doctor. Call your local dept. of health for assistance being refered for evaluation. No sex until treated and cleared. ...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 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 to know if I have HSV or shingles?

How to know if I have HSV or shingles?

Herpes and shingles: are clinically completely different diseases and two different viruses, herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster. HSV causes sores around the mouth and in the genital area, whereas shingles, which produces pain, itching, and fluid-filled blisters on nerve trajectory. ...Read more

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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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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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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 to know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

How to know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

See your doc: either way you need to be treated.. The initial lesion of syphilis is called a hard chancre and it is a painless ulcer while genital warts or condyloma which appears like a caulifower. There is however a lesion cause by second stage of syphilis that can resemble condyloma or genital wart as it looks 'warty' and it is called condyloma lata. Again, see your doc. thanks. ...Read more

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How to know if I have herpes gestationis?

How to know if I have herpes gestationis?

Blisters,discharge,r: Herpes causes typical blisters on the genitalia of both men and women you can have it confirmed by your doctor by taking a test from the blisters for herpes virus and/or checking blood for antibodies the blood test can be done if you do not have active lesions to diagnose herpes simplex. ...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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What to do if i may have genital herpes?

Get medically: Evaluated so that you know. Hold off with having sex with others until this is sorted out. Take care. ...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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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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What to do if I have contracted genital warts?

What to do if I have contracted genital warts?

Get medical help: Go to venerial disease clinic or see a gynecologist for treatment ASAP ...Read more

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How to know if you have HPV genital warts?

How to know if you have HPV genital warts?

Pap test: The combination of a Pap test (cervicovaginal cytology) and an HPV DNA test is the best way to know if you may have genital HPV. In addition, the doctor or other provider who performs these tests will alos perform a physical examination to see and feel if there are any lesions that can be identified with the naked eye. Be well. ...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 to know if I have herpes or vaginal acne?

How to know if I have herpes or vaginal acne?

Get seen: If you have any reason to think you have a herpes outbreak, this is something your personal physician must know to manage any future pregnancies safely. Make a phone call now. ...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