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Signs Of Herpes In Men
Blisters on red base: Painful or itchy blisters, usually in small clusters on a base of red skin, that eventually open up, leaving shallow ulcers. Typical locations are the genitals, the lips, or around the anus, but they can occur on other skin sites as well. ...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
Ulcers!: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area. Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms . Culture of lesion diagnostic. ...Read more
If a man has herpes but has no signs of a breakout can he receive oral without passing it to his partner?
Problematic: Asymptomatic men have the potential to shed this virus, but less frequently than women. If you have been intimate with this man previously the probability is that you already have been exposed to this virus which is inordinately common. Only you can determine whether the risk is worth the benefits. If you want her to be pregnant, see an ob/gyn doctor and both of you discuss the issue. ...Read more
What is genital herpes? Does it occur in both men and women? If so, what are the symptoms in both cases ?
Herpes is an STD: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection, that occurs in both men and women. Many people who have it don't know they have it because they may have few to absent symptoms. Symptoms are different for different people, but many people describe a tingling, burning, or itchy sensation with or without little blisters. Symptoms can be very mild or very severe. It is a very common virus. ...Read more
Unlikely: The main extragenital complications of gential herpes simplex infection include hsv meningitis and proctitits. I don't know of any occurrences of hsv orchitis in men or involvement of the seminal vesicles, bulbourethrals, or prostate, which may affect male fertility. Similarly, female fertility is unlikely to be affected by hsv alone. The main concern is vertical transmission during pregnancy. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a sore on his penis and got tested for herpes does that men's he gave it to me .? I have no symptoms
If you had sex: If he has been diagnosed with herpes simplex and the tests are positive and you had sex while he was infected with active lesions, than there is a good chance that you may be infected, you can try valacyclovir 1gm three times a day for 14 days or Acyclovir 800 mgm 5times a day for 14 days to suppress the virus.Talk to your doctor but get the result of his test asap. ...Read more
I have to kiss two men in a play, and I am worried about possible herpes. Neither have sores at the moment, but recently my bottom lip has felt weird?
Very low risk: This could be a risk if you haven't had oral herpes. (If you have, you're highly resistant to a new infection with HSV1.) But the risk is very low if neither of your fellow actors has a cold sore. I would guess that without a visible outbreak, less than one kiss in 10,000 leads to herpes. "Felt weird" isn't a herpes symptom. If no visible sores on their lips, you shouldn't worry. Break a leg! ...Read more
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