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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

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


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I have small bumps around my vagina. they are the same color as the skin around them. my boyfriend is worried i have genital herpes. what is this?

I have small bumps around my vagina. they are the same color as the skin around them. my boyfriend is worried i have genital herpes. what is this?

No, But...: Any changes in the skin texture or color in and around the vagina is concerning. However, genital herpes presents with vesicles basically fluid filled blisters. There will also be redness and in most cases pain long the affected area. The only way to be certain is by visiting your local physician for an exam. Abstinence or safe sex with one partner is the best way to prevent sexual infections. ...Read more

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I was tested negative for genital herpes through a swab of the sore i had. But a week later i found a very small bump in the same spot?

Many possibilities: Without seeing this 'small bump' impossible to tell what it may be. See the doctor who first did the swab of the initial sore. This should be looked into, just to make sure is nothing serious, although probably is benign. ...Read more

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Cluster of 4 small blisters on wrist, no pain or itching, nothing ever around genitals, could it be genital herpes?

Cluster of 4 small blisters on wrist, no pain or itching, nothing ever around genitals, could it be genital herpes?

Very unlikely: Neither HSV2 (the usual cause of genital herpes) nor HSV1 (almost all oral herpes) is likely to involve the wrist. Herpes zoster (shingles) is the only herpes infection that would do this. See your doctor if more lesions appear or if it becomes painful, or if you otherwise remain concerned. ...Read more

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I developed a small cluster of bumps on my inner thigh after shaving. I immediately saw my doctor and she advised she thinks its genital herpes. How?

Possible: While herpes is a possibility, follliculitis which is an inflammation of hair follicles is also possible. To rule out herpes, a culture and bloodwork can be done. ...Read more

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After being diagnosed w/genital herpes noticed small red pustules around face, neck, chest area. Consistently/seemingly same exact locations?

There are two types: Herpes comes in two viruses. One is type one (used to be called simplex or 'oral' herpes) and type two (used to be called 'genital' herpes). You only get herpes in one location. The same infection does not move or migrate. It sure sounds like you also have herpes type one. I would advise a blood test to prove or disprove this. ...Read more

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I have a small bump its smooth under the head of my penis could this be genital herpes and i did get a cold i don't know if it was the flu help!

Asked and Answered: If you are truly positive your HIV doctor has already tested you for everything. I do not understand what psychological benefit you are getting out of repeatedly asking us the same questions here on health tap. Having watched you do this month in and month out makes me wonder about your emotional stability. I would advise you sign off of health tap and go see a real physician. It is past time. ...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 small tiny bumps near my vagina and around my butt is it genital herpes or folliculitis? What is the difference please help

I have small tiny bumps near my vagina and around my butt  is it genital herpes or folliculitis? What is the difference please help

Likely folliculitis: Herpes usually is very tender ulcers with swollen glands and often is not symmetric and occurs on one side, folliculitis is more like small pimples on areas where hair grows. If you think it is herpes then see your gyn for DX and treatment. ...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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

This is 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