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Should one assume automatically that blister near the genitals is herpes?

Should one assume automatically that blister near the genitals is herpes?

Good chance: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...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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What are the symptoms of genital herpes? How many blisters do you have to get at one time?

What are the symptoms of genital herpes? How many blisters do you have to get at one time?

Painful blisters: Often is preceded by strange sensation followed by one or more painful blisters that rupture and then dry out and heal. ...Read more

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Last month i had blisters around genital area and one on my armpit this month got same but also blisters on both armpits. Herpes? If yes, which type?

Last month i had blisters around genital area and one on my armpit this month got same but also blisters on both armpits. Herpes? If yes, which type?

Difficult to tell: Isolated, painful small blisters around the genitalia suggests hsv i or ii but the, axillary blisters throws a little wrench into the works. May be something else entirely and should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with herpes 2. Never had blister in my genital area. But had a blister on my hand and one on my foot. Never had a cluster. Is this herpe?

Genital herpes: Presence of genital lesions is not required to be diagnosed with herpes. You may have never had a visible or felt outbreak and yet you may harbor the virus. It may, however, reactivate and cause an outbreak that you might be aware of. ...Read more

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Does everyone who has herpes get large blisters on their genitals?

No: Additionally, asymptomatic persons can "shed" (=potentially transmit) the virus. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and links on herpes. ...Read more

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Does genitals herpes always turn into open sores after a blister?

Does genitals herpes always turn into open sores after a blister?

Not always: not necessarily, sometimes it can turn into an open sore, while other times it will remain closed. Please continue to use protection when involving yourself with sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Are fever blisters on genitals the same as herpes?

Yes: Both genital herpes and fever blisters or herpes labialis are caused by a herpes virus. The type of virus, location and mode of trasmission determines what type of infection one has. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more