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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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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts are warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area. The medical term for them is condylomata accuminata and they are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mildly contagious by direct genital contact but are NOT a risk for cervical cancer (which is caused by other subtypes of HPV). There are multiple treatments available and there is also ...Read more


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I get small hard bumps, like pimples, that grow on the inside of my thighs. I do not have herpes or genital warts.?

I get small hard bumps, like pimples, that grow on the inside of my thighs.  I do not have herpes or genital warts.?

Folliculitis?: Sound like either folliculitis- an infection of the hair pores or hidradentits suppurativa- a condition caused by blockage and inflammation of specialized sweat pores (apocrine glands). Both can be treated with oral and/or topical antibiotics. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I found a black mark on my vagina. It burns when I urinate. There are no cuts. I don't not have herpes or genital warts. What could it be?

I found a black mark on my vagina. It burns when I urinate. There are no cuts. I don't not have herpes or genital warts. What could it be?

Would recommend: evaluation to insure that you don't have a urinary tract infection. Black mark should be evaluated as rarely melanoma can present in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes and genital warts the same thing?

Is genital herpes and genital warts the same thing?

Not at all : These are two different stds caused by two different virus. Genital warts is caused by hpv and leads to warts. Herpes is caused by hsv and leads to painful ulcers and blisters. ...Read more

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Why do women have outbreaks of herpes and genital warts when taking birth control?

Why do women have outbreaks of herpes and genital warts when taking birth control?

Not related: Birth control pills don't/shouldn't affect one's immune system. Stress, lack of sleep, changes in life stressors, these things are definitely associated with increased outbreaks of herpes and warts. Herpes and warts are both viruses (hsv and hpv) and thus our body's ability to fight them is affected by what's going on in our life. I definitely see pts with life stressors experience outbreaks. ...Read more

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Can you catch genital herpes and genital warts by using a infected dirty towel or wash cloth?

Can you catch genital herpes and genital warts by using a infected dirty towel or wash cloth?

Viral contamination: Possibly you could contract herpes or warts in this manner - especially if the towel was used by an infected person. Would you use a dirty towel? ...Read more

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Can i get herpes from genital warts?

Can i get herpes from genital warts?

Genital warts: Genital warts are caused by human papillomovirus (hpv) and are not caused by herpes. One can not cause the other. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from genital warts?

Hmmmm. no.: These do tend to travel in the same circles. E.G. People with one std often have another. However, someone with just genital warts won't give you herpes unless they have herpes infection to give you as well. Make sense? Remember safe sex. ...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


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