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What does vaginal herpys look like?

What does vaginal herpys look like?

Vesicles: There may be no obvious lesions, the usual lesion is a group of vesicles. See this site for more information and see the picture. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001860/. ...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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I am a male had vaginal sex. What herpes test should I get? And when so the test is accurate?

I am a male had vaginal sex. What herpes test should I get? And when so the test is accurate?

2 weeks: It takes at least 2 weeks for you to have an initial breakout of herpes after exposure. It can take longer. Blood tests can be hard to interpret. If you get an ulcer, then a direct culture is the best. ...Read more

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I have herpes type one should I be worried about touching my vaginal area in getting it that way or I have none to worrie about ????

I have herpes type one should I be worried about touching my vaginal area in getting it that way or I have none to worrie about ????

No worries: Transfer of HSV to a new site (autoinoculation) sometimes occurs during an initial HSV infection, but almost never with longstanding infections. With oral herpes more than 3 mo, the risk is near zero. Don't push your luck: during an oral HSV1 outbreak, wash hands frequently and avoid rubbing your eyes and vigorous genital contact (e.g. scratching). But even if you forget, really no risk. ...Read more

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Do herpes in vaginal area bleed?

Do herpes in vaginal area bleed?

Possible: Since herpes causes open sores, it is possible to have some bleeding associated with it, but that is not a common sign of herpes. Of course if you are having abnormal bleeding, you should see a doctor to rule out other causes. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Can you pass down vaginal herpes vertically?

Can you pass down vaginal herpes vertically?

Yes: Yes, which is why if you have ever had a herpes outbreak, to tell your doctor if you get pregnant. You will need to be on suppressive medication starting at 36 weeks to avoid transmission to the baby. Also, if you are having a herpes outbreak at the time of labor, c-section is recommended. ...Read more

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What complications can vaginal herpes cause?

What complications can vaginal herpes cause?

Many things: This is too long an explanation for a small box here. But 1) other sexually transmitted infections. 2) newborn infection if pregnant. 3) bladder problems. 4) meningitis and lastly but not the end of the list really 5) rectal inflammation (proctitis). ...Read more

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Is vaginal delivery safe if you have herpies?

Is vaginal delivery safe if you have herpies?

Yes if no outbreaks: Vaginal delivery is the recommended route of delivery unless you have an active herpes outbreak while you in labor. If there is an active outbreak at that time then a C-section should be done. Risk can be decreased by taking prescription medication called Valtrex (valacyclovir) once daily starting at 36 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have have vaginal herpes?

How can I tell if I have have vaginal herpes?

Be seen: Both blood tests and lesional tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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