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What are genital sores?

What are genital sores?

Genital sores: Lesions over the vulva, labia, vaginal outlet may often be due to herpes simplex infections, or to other organisms like syphilis, hemophilus ducreyi, and so on. If you think you may have an std it is best to go and be tested thoroughly. Always better safe than sorry. ...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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Weird genital sores, what is it?

Weird genital sores, what is it?

Not something good: Go see a doctor asap. This may well be an std and you should not only be diagnosed for this, but tested widely for others. ...Read more

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Painful genital sores, what is it?

Painful genital sores, what is it?

Could be...: ...Nothing, or it could be everything. The only way to find out is to visit your doctor or local public health department and have testing done. Please don't have sex until you are diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Can you get genital sores from hpvdisease?

Can you get genital sores from hpvdisease?

HPV DISEASE: No you do not get sores but you get genital warts in the genital area or anus or oral cavity. ...Read more

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How can I treat genital sores/lesions right away?

How can I treat genital sores/lesions right away?

?STD?: To determine the correct treatment, the cause needs to be identified. Recommend medical evaluation to determine if you have a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Genital sores after safe sex?

Genital sores after safe sex?

Not something good: Go see a doctor asap. This may well be an std and you should not only be diagnosed for this, but tested widely for others. ...Read more

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Do genital sores mean that I have herpes?

Not necessarily.: There are many causes of genital sores. Visit your doctor or local public health clinic and get the necessary tests to find out what it is. ...Read more

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Do genital sores mean that you have herpes?

Possibly: Genital herpes usually takes on the appearance of small blisters, but many other disorders, most serious being the various sexually transmitted diseases can produce sores on the genitals. Less serious but still bothesome common sores include acne and ingrown hairs. Best to see a doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more

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What might cause internal genital sores beside herpes?

What might cause internal genital sores beside herpes?

STD's: Certainly any of the commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and others are known causes of vaginitis. Yeast infections as well as allergic vaginal mucocitis (latex) may also be responsible. Trauma and/or injury of any sort can also result in wounds to the vaginal lining. ...Read more

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Genital Sores (Definition)

Genital sores are a clinical finding in which a person has an area of skin that is discolored, painful, or itchy on the penis or scrotum in men or on the vulva, labia, ...Read more