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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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Should one assume automatically that a rash near the genitals is STI or herpes?

Should one assume automatically that a rash near the genitals is STI or herpes?

Absolutely not!: Quite the opposite, actually; one should never jump to any conclusions about a genital rash without a thorough examination and testing. Only a small fraction of the rashes i see in the genital area are sexually transmitted diseases. Almost any rash can occur just about anywhere - including the genital area. ...Read more

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Is there anything to stop the spread of genital herpes after finding out that the partner had fever blisters?

Is there anything to stop the spread of genital herpes after finding out that the partner had fever blisters?

Confused: Fever blisters are usually referred to herpes labialis (cold sores, caused by hsv, type 1 virus), which is not genital herpes (caused by hsv, type 2 virus). Occasionally HSV 1 virus may be transferred during oral sex to the genitals of the partner of the infected individual, but this is not very common. The best way to prevent spread is to avoid direct contact with the infected body part. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have herpes when not having sex? On the genital area

Is it possible to have herpes when not having sex? On the genital area

Yes: If you have had sex ever its possible. You can also have been exposed by oral- genital sex, and finally if you have had cold sore on mouth you could have transferred by self. ...Read more

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What is the possibility (statistically) of transferring hsv-1 from mouth to genitals before blister appears on lip?

What is the possibility (statistically) of transferring hsv-1 from mouth to genitals before blister appears on lip?

HSV1 : While the risk is higher when the blisters are there, you never can be sure that unprotected sex is safe. Use protection. ...Read more

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What is the probability of passing HSV 2 by sex during an outbreak? Sore was present but not open, on the labia majora, so condom wouldnt protect skin

What is the probability of passing HSV 2 by sex during an outbreak? Sore was present but not open, on the labia majora, so condom wouldnt protect skin

Herpes simplex: The possibility of transmission is excellent. Not certain what you mean about the condom not protecting the skin? Even if you do not have active lesions you can shed virus in your vaginal secretions. ...Read more

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If your genitals burns and you have small pimples around your penis, does it automatically mean that you have genital herpes or something different?

If  your genitals burns and you have small pimples around your penis,  does it automatically mean that you have genital  herpes or something different?

Probably: Not automatically, but the symptoms you describe are very good for genital herpes. I would see your primary care doctor for further evaluation, including other stds. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes and the blisters are now bleeding. Is that normal?

I have genital herpes and the blisters are now bleeding. Is that normal?

Genital Herpes: Treatment with antiviral drugs can help people who are bothered by genital herpes outbreaks stay symptom-free longer. These drugs can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms when they do flare up. Drug therapy is not a cure, but it can make living with the condition easier. There are three major drugs commonly used to treat genital herpes symptoms: zovirax, famvir, and valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What is the difference between hsv-1 and hsv-2. If hsv-1 is transmitted to the genitals is that better than having hsv-2 on the genitals?

What is the difference between hsv-1 and hsv-2. If hsv-1 is transmitted to the genitals is that better than having hsv-2 on the genitals?

2 Versions of Virus: Both are herpes simplex virus.1 is normally in oral area & 2 in genitals but either can be found either place. Most people have been exposed to hsv1 early in life and have very few problems other than occasional cold sores. Hsv1 in the gential area tends to be more painful than in oral area because that area is more sensitive in general. Meds can help treat/prevent both 1&2 in either area. ...Read more

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I have 2 bumps on my upper inner thigh not that close each one is white the other is not they don't hurt that much is it herpes?

I have 2 bumps on my upper inner thigh not that close each one is white the other is not they don't hurt that much is it herpes?

Need to look at it: It is very hard to say exactly what it may be without looking at the bumps i wil; suggest you check with your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with genital herpes. Is it possible that my partner is not the carrier of the virus because he has no lesions?

I am diagnosed with genital herpes. Is it possible that my partner is not the carrier of the virus because he has no lesions?

Misery loves company: Although it's possible your partner may not have the virus, if you had unprotected sex with him, he is at risk. He also could have had it prior to meeting you, had a single outbreak and been lesion-free since, but still shedding virus. ...Read more

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Is HSV-2 virus present in the urine of an infected person? Can I contract it if urine got around my genital area?

Is HSV-2 virus present in the urine of an infected person? Can I contract it if urine got around my genital area?

Low risk: HSV2 is not known to be transmitted by urine. It isn't possible to say there is zero risk, but it's very low, especially if the infected person wasn't having an active genital herpes outbreak at the time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have herpes zoster inside the skull?

Is it possible to have herpes zoster inside the skull?

You could say that: Herpes zoster (shingles) is generally a disease of the skin. However, it's possible to get zoster meningitis (infection in the spinal fluid), encephalitis (infection of the brain), or myelitis (infection of the spinal cord). ...Read more

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If I have a one week breakout of herpes are the chances that it's hsv 1 on the genitals?

If I have a one week breakout of herpes are the chances that it's hsv 1 on the genitals?

Some chance: Most herpes in this area is type 2. Sometimes type 1 is transmitted by oral contact. Most people already have type 1 but do not experience any symptoms. If you already have type 1, then a new infection must be type 2. You should have been given an oral therapy at the start 1 week ago. You can be tested to determine if you have hsv1 or 2 or both. You should see a Dr for expert advise about herpes a ...Read more

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