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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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Burning after urination and discharge, irritated red spot next to the vaginal opening and it's red & raw. Genital herpes? Never had sexual contact

Burning after urination and discharge, irritated red spot next to the vaginal opening and it's red & raw. Genital herpes? Never had sexual contact

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. ...Read more

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So I didn't think my boyfriend had a canker sore in his lip but that day after he gave me oral sex I got red blisters that popped and they hurt like crazy and it burns to pee.... I think I have genital herpes and I don't want my parents to find out I'm so

So I didn't think my boyfriend had a canker sore in his lip but that day after he gave me oral sex I got red blisters that popped and they hurt like crazy and it burns to pee.... I think I have genital herpes and I don't want my parents to find out I'm so

May be herpes.: You may have genital herpes. Although, it's unlikely that it would have appeared so soon (the day after) exposure (oral sex) since they is a period of time before symptoms manifest (incubation period). The average time is 4 days but may range from 2 to 12 days. You should see you doctor for an evaluation and definitely during any period when there is genital ulcers or blisters for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My brother had genital herpes, he got treated . His gf gives him oral and I accidentally used her tooth brush she left, could I catch oral herpes?

My brother had genital herpes, he got treated . His gf gives him oral and I accidentally used her tooth brush she left, could I catch oral herpes?

Should not use: Simplex virus needs body fluids to survive , possible to get infected from wet brush , you should not use other people brush to maintain simple hygiene . Oral and genital herpes simplex belong to different genotypes but can cross barriers. ...Read more

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If your genitals burns and you have small pimples around your penis, does it automatically mean that you have genital herpes or something different?

If  your genitals burns and you have small pimples around your penis,  does it automatically mean that you have genital  herpes or something different?

Probably: Not automatically, but the symptoms you describe are very good for genital herpes. I would see your primary care doctor for further evaluation, including other stds. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes and nair burn look similar?

Can genital herpes and nair burn look similar?

Blisters: Herpes presents as a cluster of blisters. Burns can be blisters or just reddened skin. Do you know you have genital gentles? Have you had the blood test? ...Read more

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How to handle the burns, distress, even spread of genital herpes?

How to handle the burns, distress, even spread of genital herpes?

Here are some ...: Provide symptomatic care to ease discomfort, upkeep low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence, early start anti-herpes drug to shorten the duration of outbreak at its prodrome, and avoid sex contacts at outbreaks as well as maintain monogamy. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes and I have this burning sensation it feel in my anus . How can I make this stop ?

I have genital herpes and I have this burning sensation it feel in my anus . How can I make this stop ?

Outbreak: If you think you are having an outbreak, there are meds (i.e. Valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir, or acyclovir) to help it resolve more quickly and suppress future outbreaks. ...Read more

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Im having my first outbreak of genital herpes and was wondering if neosporin is okay to put on it and what else could help with burning/stinging pain?

Im having my first outbreak of genital herpes  and was wondering if neosporin is okay to put on it and what else could help with burning/stinging pain?

Neosporin won't work: Herpes is a viral infection and will not respond to Neosporin. If you are certain it is herpes, you should see your physician. Since this is your primary infection your doctor will probably have you take an anti-viral like Acyclovir or Valacyclovir. Take some Ibuprofen for the pain and have your physician check you. ...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)

This is 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