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Possible Genital Herpes
Painful sexual intercourse, painful urge to urinate, bleeding, swelling, itching? Possible genital herpes outbreak?
Possibly herpes: These symptoms are quite typical for newly acquired genital herpes; too severe for an outbreak of recurrent herpes. New herpes is especially likely if at risk, e.g. new partner or partner known to have genital herpes. Severe urinary tract infection or other STD also are possible. Get care ASAP, the sooner the better both for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment if it's herpes. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Yes: An especially common place to get it is in the "butt crack, " between the cheeks, just north of the anus. ...Read more
No, but...: Many things are possible in life, but presume new underwear is "herpes-free." No worries. Wear it happily. ...Read more
Yes: Can be dormant for long periods of time. ...Read more
Maybe: Regardless you should not share a razor with anyone else. ...Read more
Here are some: Theoretically, it's possible if HSV is present at micro skin injury; in reality, sexual contact is the most documented means to transmit genital herpes. So, I would recommend not worrying about contracting genital herpes from other ways other than sexual contact but focusing on practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession - the surest means to live a long happy life. ...Read more
Herpes: It depends on who is infected and where. If the condom covers the infected skin on the male's penis then no. If the condom is not covering where he is infected then yes. If you have vaginal herpes then his condom would protect him. If your herpes is not in the vagina then a condom would not protect him. ...Read more
Close to zero.: It's a sexually transmitted dsease.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to have genital herpes for years without being diagnosed by a doctor until after so long?
Is it possible to transmit genital herpes to someone if they touch the crotch of your thin sweatpants while wearing them and then touch their mouth?
No risk at all: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is transmitted ONLY by direct genital-genital or oral-genital contact. The virus is not transmitted at all by the kind of indirect contact you mention. If you don't have sex with an infected person, you'll never get it. So choose your partners with care and have safe sex with new or possibly high risk partners. Otherwise no worries about herpes or other STDs. ...Read more
Is it possible to get genital herpes if I have a cold sore, kiss my partner, and then let my partner go down on me?
Herpes transmission: Two types of herpes are recognized, one mainly on the face, eyes, and oral cavity, the second in the genital areas. But, there are exceptions and one type may affect the other area. So while unlikely, the answer is still yes. Oral fluids contain virus, which may be ping-ponged from you to partner, and back. And once established in a tissue, herpes is there permanently. Don't take chances. ...Read more
Is it possible to get genital herpes from masturbating when having a cold sore? (I used my own saliva)
Yes: It is possible to self inoculate. The classic place is on the finger to get what is called a herpetic whitlow, a painful infection on the hand. ...Read more
Genital herpes for 6 years. Is it possible to accidentally spread genital herpes to mouth after that long?
Is it possible to still have genital herpes even if I tested negative? Doctor tested what looked like pimple.
Possible: Although the lesion which the doctor tested may not have been herpetic (or may have been missed), many women who have had genital herpes but do not currently have lesions, continue to shed virus in their vaginal secretions. That is why obstetricians may suggest c-sections for women with this history. ...Read more
Not: Only germs that enter your blood have the potential to enter your breast milk. This one will not. This germ passes through direct skin to skin contact. ...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
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