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Cancer symptoms mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

Cancer symptoms mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

No: The cancer symptoms depend to type of cancer and location, and is not mistaken for pregnancy ...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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Can herpes be mistaken for chlamydia?

Can herpes be mistaken for chlamydia?

No likely: Anyone familiar with the manifestations of infection due to these organisms will be able to discern the differences. ...Read more

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Can herpes get mistaken for warts?

Can herpes get mistaken for warts?

NOT REALLY: The appearance is different . One is bumpy, raised the other is like vesicle that brakes and may be like a shallow ulcer. ...Read more

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What can be mistaken for herpes?

What can be mistaken for herpes?

Other single rashes: Herpes blisters don't look like any other rash when they are at a single location. The reddish spot that comes before the blisters may look like an early pimple trying to form. The scab that comes after the blisters may look like an old pimple trying to heal. If unsure of the diagnosis, one can just do a blood test to look for herpes antibodies. ...Read more

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Can a bad chlamydia infection be mistaken for herpes?

Can a bad chlamydia infection be mistaken for herpes?

Usually not.: Symptoms for both these infections are quite different. ...Read more

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Can strep b cause similar symptoms to genital herpes?

Can strep b cause similar symptoms to genital herpes?

Test: Herpes can have no symptoms or the symptoms may mimic almost any vulvar disease. Group b strep is part of the normal flora of the vagina and is not usually considered an infection. A simple pelvic exam with cultures or other testing may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can htlv have the same symptoms as hiv? Cannot get a diagnoses. Terrible symptoms for 4 months following oral sex. also confirmed hhv6 infection.

Can htlv have the same symptoms as hiv? Cannot get a diagnoses. Terrible symptoms for 4 months following oral sex. also confirmed hhv6 infection.

HTLV is unlikely: As in my previous reply, HTLV is not known to be transmitted by oral sex. You don't say your symptoms, but apparently you think they are similar to ARS (acute HIV infection). If so, probably your symptoms are not due to any infection at all from that exposure. If related to that event, I would think about an anxiety reaction, not an infection. Almost certainly not HTLV. ...Read more

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Can urinary tract infection symptoms be mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

Can urinary tract infection symptoms be mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

Mistaken pregnancy: If you want to know if you are pregnant, pregnancy test kit is the quickest way to find out. If you are not and you have burning when you urinate or urinate frequently, i would see a physician who will send off a urine culture to see if there are bacteria in it and treat it with appropriate antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a prnile yeast infection be mistaken for genital warts?

Can a prnile yeast infection be mistaken for genital warts?

Yes: No physician is infallible. I've had to go to court to defend a man after a pediatrician mistook a complication of chicken pox for gonorrhea. That's what second opinions are all about. Exercise this option if you have any doubt. And of course a man can have both. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with herpes by culture swab. Lesions appear very atypical for herpes but look a lot like molluscum. Hiv negative. Could i not have hsv?

Diagnosed with herpes by culture swab. Lesions appear very atypical for herpes but look a lot like molluscum. Hiv negative. Could i not have hsv?

Both?: You could have two co-existing viruses, or just atypical appearing lesions. It is unlikely the swab for hsv was wrong. If in doubt, you can always repeat the test. However, if it is between outbreaks, you run the risk of a false negative. ...Read more

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Can a latex allergy be mistaken for genital herpes?

No: Both of these conditions vary in their appearance so it would be unlikely that la would be mistaken for genital herpes. ...Read more

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Can doctors confuse shingles for herpes?

Can doctors confuse shingles for herpes?

Herpes/shingles: Shingles is a type of herpes outbreak called herpes zoster. It's us treated with antiviral medications. ...Read more

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Does everyone show symptoms for gonorrhea infection?

Does everyone show symptoms for gonorrhea infection?

No: Gonorrhea can be asymptomatic, particularly in females. When females do have symptoms, it is usually pelvic pain and vaginal discharge, which can be present with other conditions. Gonorrhea often, though not always, produces pain with urination in males. There may also be a urethral discharge. Gonorrhea can disseminate and can infect joints as well. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes symptoms always include blisters?

Can genital herpes symptoms always include blisters?

Mostly: The classical symptoms are small blisters which burst and look like an ulcer..After a week the ulcer heals spontaneously because the virus moves up into nerves. Later the cycle keeps repeating ...Read more

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What could cause herpes like sores. But yet test negative. For herpes?

What could cause herpes like sores. But yet test negative. For herpes?

Many many things: Well first..Hundreds of types of viruses. Local mechanical trauma, electrical and thermal burns, chemical injury, irradiation, aphthous stomatitis, infection and drug induced. Its a very long differential diagnosis. ...Read more