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Mild Herpes In Women
Ulcerated lesion: Typically you will see multiple open lesion on the external genitals that may be weeping and eventually crust over. These lesions are typically painful. Often times you may notice flu-like symptoms about 1-2 weeks prior to the genital lesions. ...Read more
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
Unlikely: The main extragenital complications of gential herpes simplex infection include hsv meningitis and proctitits. I don't know of any occurrences of hsv orchitis in men or involvement of the seminal vesicles, bulbourethrals, or prostate, which may affect male fertility. Similarly, female fertility is unlikely to be affected by hsv alone. The main concern is vertical transmission during pregnancy. ...Read more
Severity v frequency: The initial infection and recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes are not significantly different between HSV 1 and HSV2. The main difference is that recurrent genital HSV1 outbreaks usually are much less frequent (typically only once a year, often no recurrences at all) than HSV2 (usually 3-8 times a year). For either virus, most recurrent outbreaks are mild. ...Read more
Genital warts: There is no single effective cure for removal of genital warts. A number of treatment options exist; however, no treatment is 100% effective in eliminating warts and preventing them from coming back in all patients. It also is not possible to eliminate infection with human papillomavirus once it has occurred. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10%-20% of people over 3-5 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family matters: Usually uncommon, unless you have a genetic predisposition to clotting. This is not uncommon and can run in families. Specialized blood tests are needed. ...Read more
Do STD symptoms such as fever, sore throat, vaginal discharge, blood in between periods etc. Occur everyday while infected? In both men and women
What is genital herpes? Does it occur in both men and women? If so, what are the symptoms in both cases ?
Herpes is an STD: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection, that occurs in both men and women. Many people who have it don't know they have it because they may have few to absent symptoms. Symptoms are different for different people, but many people describe a tingling, burning, or itchy sensation with or without little blisters. Symptoms can be very mild or very severe. It is a very common virus. ...Read more
Chlamydia , women!: There is a higher rate of infection in single females than males! chlamydia is found in 25-28% of single females, and is two-three percent lower in males. This is a national tragedy, because of long term consequences! treatment is simple, but partner's must be simultaneously treated. Best advice; fewer sexual partners: know your partner; and always have the male wear a condom. ...Read more
No: The reality is that well more than half of all women diagnosed with breast cancer will not die from breast cancer. While it is impossible to predict the time of cancer recurrence, the stage of the cancer can help guide treatment recommendations and predict the probability of cancer recurrence. However, even if cancer recurs, it may be sensitive to medication that can prolong survival for years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: Herpes type two is most likely found between ones belly button and thigh. Yes, it is possible to become or have an infection inside of the vagina. 90% of people infected with herpes never have an outbreak and thus do not know where they are infected and as of yet there is no test to tell where one may be infected without an outbreak. ...Read more
If most people have type 1 herpes with no outbreaks, acquired through childhood & a lot have oral sex, do most people have type 1 in genitals ?
Strain variations: We associate type one herpes primarily with cold sores and type two with genital lesions.. However, over many years we have seen either type in either location. The only way to know which type is involved is to do specific typing at a specialty lab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is chlamydia pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?
Yes: Chlamydia pneumoniae is also relatively common infection. 50% of adults have evidence of past infection by the time they are 20. ...Read more
Uncertain: It is estimated that three-quarters of a million cases are diagnosed each year, but many cases so diagnosed may have pain due to other causes. Conversely, a lot of evidence of PID at laparoscopy is found in persons who were unaware they had the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All "early signs": All of the "early signs" of pregnancy, in women who think they might be pregnant, can also happen in women who are not pregnant. That is why there is no sign or symptom in a woman that would mean she is pregnant. Missing a regular period is a strong sign of pregnancy, but even that happens in non-pregnant women. It's 2015, so everybody who suspects a pregnancy can buy a pregnancy test to check. ...Read more