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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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