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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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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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What can you use for vaginal herpes to ease the pain?

What can you use for vaginal herpes to ease the pain?

Ibuprofen: Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) may help some with the pain, and Acyclovir can reduce the severity of the outbreak, and decrease the duration, if started early enough. This requires a prescription, but is well tolerated with few side effects. It can also be taken to reduce the frequency of recurrences. ...Read more

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Does anal or vaginal herpes hurt?

Does anal or vaginal herpes hurt?

Both do: Vulvar herpes stings and burns more than anal herpes which initially tends to itch before emerging. Itching is the beginning of the pain response. ...Read more

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Would vaginal herpes and batholiths cyst look the same?

No: These 2 conditions look very different to a trained gynecologist. Herpes are shallow painful ulcers. There can be redness and slight swelling of the tissue but it's more general swelling. A bartholins will not have painful ulcers but will be like a swollen ball under the skin. ...Read more

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So not ok. Mad. Got vaginal herpes diagnosed. So question, I need help girls--what do I tell hiim!?

So not ok. Mad. Got vaginal herpes diagnosed. So question, I need help girls--what do I tell hiim!?

Disclosing Herpes: Here are a few tips. 1. Got herpes? Get a blood test to prove which herpes virus it is. 2. Know that facts. 74% of americans have herpes type one and 26% of american's have type two. 3. Up to 90% of people with herpes do not have outbreaks. Everyone must get tested. 4. Contagiousness can be found even if you do not have an outbreak..And that goes for "him" as well. Don't get mad. Get educated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have vaginal herpes but not oral herpes?

Is it possible to have vaginal herpes but not oral herpes?

Yep: The two items are related but they do live in different locations. So you can have one without the other. ...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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I'm pretty sure I have vaginal herpes and may have had in the past but they've never been an issue. The last 3 days have been agony. Is there any over?

I'm pretty sure I have vaginal herpes and may have had in the past but they've never been an issue. The last 3 days have been agony. Is there any over?

Genital herpes?: Something doesn't compute. Only initial herpes, i.e. the first infection, is likely to cause "agony". Maybe not herpes before, but now a new infection? But several other possibilities as well. The only way to get answers is to see a doctor in person, preferably one with lots of experience in herpes and other STDs. Do it ASAP, sooner the better for accurate herpes diagnosis and effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes and not vaginal herpes?

Can you get oral herpes and not vaginal herpes?

Yes: Genital herpes is a disease caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv), of which there are two types. Type 1 (hsv-1) usually causes oral herpes, an infection of the lips and mouth. In the past, hsv-1 was not known to cause genital herpes, but that is changing, especially among people who begin having sex at a young age. Still, in most cases, genital herpes is caused by hsv-2 herpes virus. ...Read more

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If I have vaginal herpes will I get cold sores too?

If I have vaginal herpes will I get cold sores too?

No. ...but...: Herpes ii virus is sexually transmitted, and herpes i is the virus responsible for cold sores. But vaginal herpes can be transmitted to the oral cavity if contact is made. ...Read more

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Can you have sore throat when u have vaginal herpes ?

Can you have sore throat when u have vaginal herpes
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IF you: have oral herpes simplex infection also at the same time Genital herpes ,and oral herpes usually have different types rarely same can infect both locations, speak to your doctor ...Read more

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How painful is vaginal herpes I have one big pimple like sore can it affect your whole vagina like stinging and smelly fishy odor ?

How painful is vaginal herpes I have one big pimple like sore can it affect your whole vagina like stinging and smelly fishy odor ?

Maybe not...: Vaginal herpes can be quite painful--especially the first episode. However, a single big pimple is unlikely to be herpes. It is more likely to be an ingrown hair or hydradenitis. The fishy odor is not common to herpes. It usually is a sign of bacterial vaginosis. To know for sure, you need to have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is a high swab vaginal herpes DNA test result reliable? (Without leison) Do I need another blood test to reconfirm?

Is a high swab vaginal herpes DNA test result reliable? (Without leison) Do I need another blood test to reconfirm?

Not reliable: Any single swab test for HSV only shows the virus was not present at that moment. Even in people with proved genital HSV2 infection, virus typically is detectable less than 20% of the time; for HSV1 it's under 1% of the time. So this test doesn't show whether or not you have genital herpes. A blood test can help: if positive for HSV2, you have genital herpes, regardless of swab test results. ...Read more

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What meds to take to get rid of vaginal herpes I was diagnose with genital herpes and fishy odor will it ever go away?

What meds to take to get rid of vaginal herpes I was diagnose with genital herpes and fishy odor will it ever go away?

Herpes: Your doctor should prescribe an antiviral, like valcyclovir for the herpes. The fishy odor may be related to an infection called bacterial vaginosis, which would need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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If you touch a contagious vaginal herpes sore on your face or example eyes what will happen and what to do?

If you touch a contagious vaginal herpes sore on your face or example eyes what will happen and what to do?

Herpes simplex: If you have not had herpetic infection previously you can become acutely infected and if this is in your eye you will have to see an ophthalmologist immediately to prevent its causing blindness. Many people have already been previously infected with this virus whether or not they had recognizable symptoms, and this situation may not convey any consequences. ...Read more

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A female with vaginal herpes infection....Can the vaginal discharge be white and look like cottage cheese like a yeast infection?

A female with vaginal herpes infection....Can the vaginal discharge be white and look like cottage cheese like a yeast infection?

Not usually HSV: Genital herpes usually does not have a white cottage cheese like discharge. Definitive answer as to what is causing the discharge would be made by testing the discharge at the gyn's office. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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