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How will herpes simplex affect other parts of my health?

How will herpes simplex affect other parts of my health?

Herpes where?: Herpes simplex virus is like a squatter. Once it moves in it does not go away. Recurrent cold sores, genital lesions may occur. Rarely this virus invades the nervous system and can produce meningitis, encephalitis or meningo-encephalitis. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & ...Read more


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How will parasomnia affect other parts of my health?

How will parasomnia affect other parts of my health?

Sleep disruption: The biggest issue is safety and disruption of sleep. Parasomnia can lead to serious injury. Precautions should be adviced. Also frequent sleep disturbance can lead to relative sleep deprivation and fragmention which begins to impair daytime function. ...Read more

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How will conception affect other parts of my body?

How will conception affect other parts of my body?

Everything: Almost every part of your body and organ system is affected by pregnancy, having said that, most women tolerate it very well and it all returns back to normal post partum. ...Read more

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How will endometriosis affect other parts of my body?

How will endometriosis affect other parts of my body?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis usually causes chronic pelvic pain. It is due to an increase in production of inflammatory substances which may lead to scarring of the pelvic organs, thereby increasing your chances of infertility or an ectopic pregnancy. These inflamatory substances are also known to cause irregular menstruation and may occasionally prevent ovulation. ...Read more

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How will inherited emphysema affect other parts of my health?

How will inherited emphysema affect other parts of my health?

"Inherited": Usually means susceptibility to emphysema due to lack of functional in the protein "alpha-1 trypsin inhibitor" (a1at). This is due to one of several possible mutations in the gene, and only some of those mutations are associated with liver disease. There are no other known genes for "inherited emphysema" that I am aware of, so i can't give you other questions to speak to your doctor about. ...Read more

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How will bleeding disorders affect other parts of my body?

How will bleeding disorders affect other parts of my body?

Can bleed anywhere: Bleeding can occur in any part of your body, depending on how severe the bleeding is and whether or not there was an injury. For example, if you fall and break a leg, you can bleed a lot from the broken leg. If you fall and bang your head, you may bleed into your head. If you take Aspirin you may bleed into your bowels. If your bleeding disorder is mild, you may not bleed at all. ...Read more

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How will nerve problems from diabetes affect other parts of my health?

How will nerve problems from diabetes affect other parts of my health?

Varies: If the problem is isolated to numbness in the legs, you need to check feet daily for small injuries do they don't get infected. If the nerves to the stomach are affected, it can cause nausea and bloating. Sometimes nerves that regulate the heart and blood vessels and can make blood pressure erratic. ...Read more

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Can you inform me about herpes simplex, how it spreads, and how bad the symptoms are on parts of the body.?

Can you inform me about herpes simplex, how it spreads, and how bad the symptoms are on parts of the body.?

Are you asking this: As part of a school assignment ? If no - please ask a more specific question and re-ask. If yes, please do original research ; work. ...Read more

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How will procrastination addiction affect other parts of my body?

How will procrastination addiction affect other parts of my body?

That is not: A recognized illness. Certainly procrastination can be part of a number of other problems, but by itself, procrastination is not an illness. ...Read more

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How will low platelets affect other parts of my body?

How will low platelets affect other parts of my body?

Bleeding: Low platelet counts, especially if below 10 k may be associated with bleeding in the skin, mucus membrane as well as internal organs. The cause of low platelet count also determines the pathology associated with low counts. ...Read more

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What does HPV rank amongst STDs? Compared to Herpes, is HPV worse & will it cause any health issues other than cancer? Will it affect my health?!

What does HPV rank amongst STDs? Compared to Herpes, is HPV worse & will it cause any health issues other than cancer? Will it affect my health?!

Perspective: Each STD has its own set of complications.There is evidence,prior to the HPV vaccine, that as many as 70% of college age women had evidence of prior disease.It can produce genital warts or give you cancer.Herpes is painful and recurrent,hard to treat & can kill your baby.Gonorrhea or chlamydia can make you sterile.Others have specific issues. Take your pick. HPV for most is relatively mild. ...Read more

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How will bacterial meningitis affect the health of my child?

How will bacterial meningitis affect the health of my child?

Varies: Bacterial meningitis can have effects from no long lasting problems to severe problems with hearing loss, seizures, etc. It depends on what the organism was that caused it and whether or not it was treated promptly. If your child has had bacterial meningitis, he/she will need close follow up to determine if any lasting effects are present. ...Read more

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How will type 1 diabetes affect the health of my child?

How will type 1 diabetes affect the health of my child?

Significant effect: A child with type 1 diabetes lacks the ability to make Insulin on their own. Presenting symptoms include poor weight gain, constant hunger, frequent urination and potential dehydration among others. Untreated type 1 diabetes can result in death - fortunately early diagnosis and the institution of Insulin replacement can control the disease and children can have a full and productive life. ...Read more

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How has genital herpes really affected your life?

How has genital herpes really affected your life?

Has not: My life has not been affected. But people with this disorder can have multiple problems, including recurrent painful lesions, fear of transmission to partners and to babies at time of delivery, and there are those who may have recurrent episodes of meningitis (mollaret's meningitis). ...Read more

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If someone had herpes on their hand, could they spread it to other parts of their body?

If someone had herpes on their hand, could they spread it to other parts of their body?

Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way. ...Read more

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For how long does herpes simplex last outside of the human body?

For how long does herpes simplex last outside of the human body?

Herpes Virus: The herpes virus does not survive outside the body for more than about 10 seconds, and although it can survive for slightly longer in warm, damp conditions, it dies very quickly once exposed to the air. Casual contact on toilet seats, chairs, and similar sorts of workplace contact is almost certainly non-contagious, though debate exists on that issue. ...Read more

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Please tell me can genital warts spread to other parts of the body?

Please tell me can genital warts spread to other parts of the body?

Yes: Although it is unusual for HPV induced genital warts to spread to other skin sites, they can spread to mucous membranes and also to the vocal cords. SO, if you have active genital lesions, partner should avoid oral sex. Also can transmit to infant during birth, so make sure to tell OB if you have lesions and you are pregnant. Then you both can discuss options to reduce risk of transmission. ...Read more

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Can you self infect yourself with ur own genital herpes on other parts of the body?

Can you self infect yourself with ur own genital herpes on other parts of the body?

No or very rarely: This can happen early, i.e. during the initial infection and for a few weeks. After that, the immune system prevents new infection with the same HSV type, anywhere on the body. To be extra safe, use common sense hygiene, like hand washing or alcohol gel after touching an area with an outbreak. But no need to be compulsive; the chance is zero or close to it. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more