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Painless Open Sore On The Genitals (Overview)

A chancre sore (syphilis) is just as you described. Lymphogranuloma venereum is a small painless sore A chancroid can also start off as a bump and later become an ulcer on genitals


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I have a painless sore on my genitals. What could cause this?

I have a painless sore on my genitals. What could cause this?

Possible STD: Painless sore on or near the genital region always makes us concerned for a sexually transmitted disease. See your doctor immediately to have this checked and treated. ...Read more

Painless Open Sore On The Genitals (Overview)

A chancre sore (syphilis) is just as you described. Lymphogranuloma venereum is a small painless sore A chancroid can also start off as a bump and later become an ulcer on genitals


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What's a quick and painless way to get rid of a canker sore?

What's a quick and painless way to get rid of a canker sore?

See your dentist: Canker sore is the most common oral lesion. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your dentist for consultation. If your dentist has a diode laser in their office, this is another great option for treating canker sores immediately. ...Read more

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What're the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?

What're the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?

Hard to say: It's impossible to say what the statistical chances are of transmitting herpes with a single encounter. If you've recently had a cold sore, of course the chances are higher. But the virus can be shed even when no sore is present. It's a discussion and risk/benefit analysis that you and bf have to have with one another and make decision that feels comfortable for you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Painless open sore on the genitals?

What is the definition or description of: Painless open sore on the genitals?

Sore: A chancre sore (syphilis) is just as you described.
Lymphogranuloma venereum is a small painless sore
A chancroid can also start off as a bump and later become an ulcer on genitals ...Read more

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I have a painless sore on my genitals. What could cause this?

Possible STD: Painless sore on or near the genital region always makes us concerned for a sexually transmitted disease. See your doctor immediately to have this checked and treated. ...Read more

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What could cause a painless chancre type sore on penis, visible for over a month and not having had any sexual activities in the last 8months?

What could cause a painless chancre type sore on penis, visible for over a month and not having had any sexual activities in the last 8months?

Chancre: The most common source of a painless chancre on the penis would be syphilis and suggest that you be tested for this as well as other STDs. This usually occurs within 21 days, plus or minus, of the exposure, and I cannot explain the long delay of 8 months. Suggest you see a dermatologist. For your interest, the word "chancre" comes from the french and means "little ulcer". ...Read more

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I have oral herpes. If I touch the open sore is it possible I can transfer it to my genital area?

I have oral herpes. If I touch the open sore is it possible I can transfer it to my genital area?

YES: With herpes simplex virus, the viral outbreak period can last from 6 to 23 days.
At the prodromal period (itching/burning sensation before the visible signs or outbreak) you may be able to reduce the severity by taking antiviral meds and using a topical antiviral cream or ointment.
You are contagious to yourself and others from prodromal until 3 days after the lesions are completely healed. ...Read more

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I recently been diagnosed with genital herpes I have a huge open sore on my vaginal lip the doc gave me Valtrex (valacyclovir) but its not helping with the pain I ca?

I recently been diagnosed with genital herpes I have a huge open sore on my vaginal lip the doc gave me Valtrex (valacyclovir) but its not helping with the pain I ca?

Pain meds: An acute attack of herpes can be very painful, especially with an open sore. Aside from the tenderness of the sore itself, like any sore anywhere on the body, salty urine will burn and sting. Try urinating in the bath and use a blow dryer rather than toilet paper or a towel to cleanse yourself. Ask your doctor for pain meds. This will pass in about a week and Valtrex (valacyclovir) will help. ...Read more

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Could a canker sore come on genitals?

Could a canker sore come on genitals?

No: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days, without treatment. You may have genital herpes. See a dermotalogist or your family doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore genitals. Can women get a sore achy clitoris from too much activity?

Sore genitals. Can women get a sore achy clitoris from too much activity?

Yes: Water soluble lubricant like KY jelly, lubra fak or surgilube may help. ...Read more

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How to infect your own genitals from a cold sore?

How to infect your own genitals from a cold sore?

Rare: There is a brief period of time before immunity is firmly established that a person could transmit herpes type I from their oral region to their genitalia. However, this does not usually happen because the person builds immunity. ...Read more

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Is it possible to give my self herpes on my genitals from a cold sore?

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Yes: If you had transfer fast enough of infected fluid from your cold sore to your genitals, you could conceivably transfer it. Rule of thumb - don't spread possibly infected fluid on genital mucosa. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a cold sore is it possible to spread it to your genitals?

I'm just wondering, if you have a cold sore is it possible to spread it to your genitals?

Yes: By kissing, by touching the sore and then touching the genital area, or by oral sex. ...Read more

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If you receive oral sex from someone with a cold sore, how likely are you to get it on your genitals?

Herpes simplex 1: (cold sore can be transmitted to the genital area. In the past it was thought that herpes simplex 1 was above the waist and type 2 was below the waist, but in recent years both are found both places and can be transmitted from above the waist to below the waist and vice versa. ...Read more

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I have pelvic inflamatory disease but my bf and I both developed a chancre like sore on out genitals what could this be?

I have pelvic inflamatory disease but my bf and I both developed a chancre like sore on out genitals what could this be?

Herpes?: "Chancre" implies syphilis, but that's currently rare in h heterosexuals in the US, where most syphilis is occuring in gay men. The most common cause of genital ulcers ("chancre like sore") is genital herpes. You both should be examined and tested ASAP; both herpes diagnosis and treatment are much more accurate the sooner they are done. It might be something else, but better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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If someone with cold sore gives u oral sex and you get one on your genitals will you have herpes for sure?

Herpes: Most people in america have oral or type one herpes. 75% by latest accounts. Your question is not the right question. You need and must get a herpes blood test so that the next steps can be mapped out. People with herpes are contagious whether they have a sore or not. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from someone even if there are no sores? And can you spread to genitals if there's no sore?

Yes and yes: It is less likely to be transmissable if no open lesions are present, but people do shed herpes simplex virus in the absence of open ulcers, and therefore transmission is conceivable. It is also possible to transmit to genitals with oral sex, but again, far less likely in the absence of open ulcerative disease. ...Read more