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I have weird, blister-like things right on my anus, and I've looked online, and it's leading towards genital herpes. I was wondering if you could help?

I have weird, blister-like things right on my anus, and I've looked online, and it's leading towards genital herpes. I was wondering if you could help?

Herpes: Genital herpes is one of the common causes of blisters/ulcers in this area. I'm not sure what help you are seeking. Herpes is diagnosed by viral culture or antibody testing on your blood and is treatable with antivirals and they can be used to suppress it but it isn't curable at this time. Hope this helps some. ...Read more

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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Is getting folliculitis as bad as genital herpes? They look a like. My doctor tells me I got folliculitis but it looks like blisters.It stings to pee

Is getting folliculitis as bad as genital herpes? They look a like. My doctor tells me I got folliculitis but it looks like blisters.It stings to pee

Different condition: Folliculitis is a bacterial infection of skin's hair structures and can be cured with antibiotics. Genital herpes, on the other hand, is a viral infection with HSV which can be treated with antiviral medication, but cannot be cured. ...Read more

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Herpes i was diagnosed with genital herpes about three yrs ago. And now I have had a break out of like blisters all the way across my lips top and bottom my lip is so swollen and hurting and looks awful and it hurts bad is this apart of having genital her

Herpes : Herpes virus type 1 or 2 can affect the mouth, genitasl, and other parts of the body for that matter. Regardless, the treatment is the same. Acyclovir will lessen the duration of the outbreak, remember the sooner you take the acyclovir, the more effective it will be. For example, some doctors advise their patients to take the medication as soon as tingling is felt in the area where outbreaks usually occur. Also, if you have more than ten outbreaks per year, ask your doctor to consider putting you on supression therapy (daily medication). Take care. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes without having sex or oral sex, I have blister like sores but didn't have either of he above?

Can you get genital herpes without having sex or oral sex, I have blister like sores but didn't have either of he above?

Herpes: Unfortunately, herpes is very common. Up to 95% of our population has been exposed to the virus at one point in their lifetime. It is possible to develop herpes even though you haven't has sex. The virus can remain dormant for a long time before showing itself on the skin. Also, there is a possibility you may have something else. It is best if you see your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a blister like rash around my genital area but 3 of my doctor said it looks like rash from shaving but worried it might be genital herpes?

Get it tested.: To be sure it is not genital herpes, it would be wise to get this tested. A smear/swab and tissue culture can make sure of the diagnosis. A tzank prep. Would show special cells called giant cells. However, if 3 doctors were not convinced, you might want to just wait a while. Genital herpes has other symptoms, like discharege, and swelling of the lymph nodes of the pelvis so be sure. ...Read more

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So I didn't think my boyfriend had a canker sore in his lip but that day after he gave me oral sex I got red blisters that popped and they hurt like crazy and it burns to pee.... I think I have genital herpes and I don't want my parents to find out I'm so

So I didn't think my boyfriend had a canker sore in his lip but that day after he gave me oral sex I got red blisters that popped and they hurt like crazy and it burns to pee.... I think I have genital herpes and I don't want my parents to find out I'm so

May be herpes.: You may have genital herpes. Although, it's unlikely that it would have appeared so soon (the day after) exposure (oral sex) since they is a period of time before symptoms manifest (incubation period). The average time is 4 days but may range from 2 to 12 days. You should see you doctor for an evaluation and definitely during any period when there is genital ulcers or blisters for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of genital herpes between blister outbreaks?

What are the symptoms of genital herpes between blister outbreaks?

NONE: But we know that the virus is present occasionally between attacks. Thus you may be contagious when there are no symptoms. In fact most transmission occurs from a person who does not know she carries the virus or from a known infected person during a time with no symptoms. Antiviral meds reduce the risk of infecting another person but are not 100% effective. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes blisters always break open?

Does genital herpes blisters always break open?

Yes: Genital herpes usually causes blisters on the vulva (around the vaginal opening).They will break open & form ulcers.Usually the infection goes to the uterine cervix(neck of the womb)causing cervicitis. Sometimes infection goes to the urethra(urine channel) causing urethitis with painful urination. ...Read more

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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