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How to know if I have genital herpes (female)?

How to know if I have genital herpes (female)?

Female genital...: herpes. Symptoms can be open sores that are irregular and painful. If you have them, do not have intercourse. See your physician to get diagnosed and possibly started on an antiviral ...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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Can women even have symptoms of genital herpes?

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Yes: Women can have the same blistering lesions that men have on their genitalia. ...Read more

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What is genital herpes? Does it occur in both men and women? If so, what are the symptoms in both cases ?

What is genital herpes? Does it occur in both men and women? If so, what are the symptoms in both cases ?

Herpes is an STD: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection, that occurs in both men and women. Many people who have it don't know they have it because they may have few to absent symptoms. Symptoms are different for different people, but many people describe a tingling, burning, or itchy sensation with or without little blisters. Symptoms can be very mild or very severe. It is a very common virus. ...Read more

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Hello I am a 32 yr old female in quite a difficult situation. My bf finally told me he may have genital herpes. Can a dr. Please advise on protection?

I would consider : Checking to see if u have antibodies, if so you have already been exposed. Otherwise he can decrease the amount of virus he is shedding by using valacyclovir 500 mg or 1 gm per day, condom use also recommended. This will dramatically reduce the chances of getting it but if he feels iit coming on, refrain of course. ...Read more

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I am a 35 year old women and got diagnosed with genital herpes about 4 months ago. Is it possible that i could have had herpes for years and not know?

Herpes is Silent: Yes. Of course. That is why anyone who knows anything about herpes is encouraging all sexually active adults to have the blood tests to know their status. It is now thought that up to 90% of those infected do not get sores and do not know they are infected. ...Read more

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How can a man have oral sex with a woman who has genital herpes?

Avoid if active: If there is an active outbreak you should avoid activity. As far as choices the man makes is up to that individual but avoiding while active outbreaks will help prevent further outbreak and exposure and transmission of the virus. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a man can show no symptoms of genital herpes but woman does?

Yes: Symptomatic manifestations of genital herpes depend upon whether this is a first time exposure, what differences there are in your immune system, and a host of other factors. Carriage of herpes is a lifetime phenomenon, and may occur without symptoms. ...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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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