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What's the difference between a cyst and genital herpes? How would these two different things appear in the vagina?

Cyst vs gen. herpes

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The Bartholin's glands (which secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina) are located on each side of the vaginal opening. If glands become obstructed,then fluid starts to back up into the gland,turns into Bartholin's cyst(under skin lump).Genital herpes are usually small red bumps or tiny white blisters may appear.Cyst=lump under skin, genital herpes=small white blisters. Hope this helped :]
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

How do you tell the difference between folliculitis and genital herpes?

Doctor can evaluate

Folliculitis usually affects a larger area of skin than the small spot that a herpes sore affects. Folliculitis is tiny pustules where the hair follicles are. Herpes makes tiny blisters, in a cluster, very close together. Herpes blisters (vesicles) break open with some clear or yellowish fluid, not pus like in folliculitis. A doctor can evaluate and tell the difference.
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

What is the difference between oral and genital herpes?

HSV-1 vs. HSV-2

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Oral is on the lips, usually caused by HSV-1. Genital is on the genitals, usually caused by HSV-2.
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Dr. Mark B. Taylor answered:

What is the difference between genital herpes and sweat bumps?

Very Different

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Genital herpes are grouped vesicles (small blisters) on an area of red skin that often recur ing the same spots. Sweat bumps do not have blisters and the are not on a base of red skin. Herpes may itch or be painful. Sweat bumps are less symptomatic.
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Dr. David Lemme answered:

What is the difference between genital herpes and oral cold sores?

Primarily location

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Herpes simplex virus caises both oral lesions and genital lesions. Type 1 is usually found on the lips or mouth and Type 2 in the genital region...but not always, as oral sex can cause either to be transmittedto the other area.
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I want to know what is the difference between genital herpes and a cyst?

Herpes vs Cyst

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Herpes is usually an open tender sore on top of the skin, whereas a cyst is a type of clogged pore--a bump under the skin. Let your doctor take a quick look. It should be very easy to tell the difference for her or him.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

How can you tell the difference between genital herpes and oral?

Not easy

I am sssuming you are able to distinguish between the two anatomic areas. the only way in which you can definitively distinguish between Herpes types 1 & 2 is by isolating the virus from lesions or secretions and testing it to see which it is. Using antibody testing can be very inaccurate because of the overlap due to nonspecific antibodies.
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How do you tell the difference between bed bugs and genital herpes?

Not comparable

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Genital herpes would show up on genitalia as a vesicle or ulcer, whereas bedbug bites typically have a "breakfast/lunch/dinner" presentation of 3 red/itchy bumps without an obvious central bite mark.
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how can I tell the difference between Genital herpes or pilar blisters?

HSV and pilar cysts

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The difference is that HSV blisters are painful, located on the skin and will be present during the outbreak and then the blisters will disappear completely once the outbreak has resolved. Pilar cysts are firm, slow growing subcutaneous nodules that do not spontaneously disappear. They are painless, unless they become infected and are most commonly located on the scalp .
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Dr. Peter Sadow answered:

Do blood tests know the difference between oral herpes and genital herpes?

Yes

You can get serotype-specific testing, but both HSV I and HSV 2 can lead to oral or genital herpes infection, and suppressive drugs for frequent outbreaks have significant overlap. So, although the answer is yes, it may be irrelevant.
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