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Doctor insights on: Yeast Infection Vs Genital Herpes Symptoms

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I have found a small bump on my clitoris. I also have a yeast infection. I am very concerned that I could have genital herpes. Other causes?

I have found a small bump on my clitoris.  I also have a yeast infection.  I am very concerned that I could have genital herpes.  Other causes?

HPV: The earliest stage of a human papiloma virus wart can start out as a small bump.A visit to your pcp or ob/gyn to sort this out seams reasonable. Sometimes early DX allows for a simpler treatment plan. ...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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What are the differences between genital herpes and penile yeast infection?

What are the differences between genital herpes and penile yeast infection?

Herpes vs yeast: Herpes is a viral infection and usually presents with painful vesicles, or fluid filled lesions. It can be treated but not cured. A yeast infection is what it says caused by yeast. It is a white creamy or cheesy discharge that is itchy. It can be treated and cured. If you are unsure which you have, see your doctor. You may require cultures and medication. All the best. ...Read more

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Im being treated for yeast infection and genital herpes. I'm hurting bad still when I pee. Can u help me get some comfort. What can I do?

Im being treated for yeast infection and genital herpes. I'm hurting bad still when I pee. Can u help me get some comfort. What can I do?

Herpes treatment: Herpes probably is the main cause of your pain, not yeast. I hope it is being properly treated with an oral drug like valacyclovir (Valtrex) or acyclovir. (The ointment is not effective.) If on oral treatment, the pain should start to improve within 2-3 days. In the meantime, an anesthetic ointment (e.g. lidocaine) may help. Sometimes it helps to urinate while sitting in a warm bath. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can we tell the difference between vaginal yeast infection & genital and oral herpes? Symptoms? Length of initial infection? Help please please.

Coaitng or vescles?: A yeast infection is characterized by an inflammed mucosa with a white coating that can be wiped off. Herpes is characterized by small vesicles which are very painful and are red or inflammed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital sores, swelling, pain and itching. i don't think it's herpes or a yeast infection though.

I am experiencing  genital sores, swelling, pain and itching. i don't think it's herpes or a yeast infection though.

Prob herpes or yeast: Herpes and yeast are by far the most common causes of such a problem. If redness and swelling of labia plus small sores (like cracks) in the sore area, yeast is likely. If larger sores, herpes is the best bet. New genital herpes often shows up without known risk, e.g. partner with no symptoms and no known herpes. Get expert care e.g. NHS GUM clinic, ASAP for accurate diagnosis & Rx if herpes. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection cause bumps on skin around labia + cuts? i was diagnosed with yeast infection, these symptoms appeared after. could it be herpes?

Can yeast infection cause bumps on skin around labia + cuts? i was diagnosed with yeast infection, these symptoms appeared after. could it be herpes?

Many possibilities: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Yeast and herpes can both cause these symptoms. A doctor should be able to tell the difference by looking. If not testing can be done ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a yeast infection and herpes mistaken even after getting tested. I have no symptoms of herpes. After using Monistat i feel fine?

Please Clarify: 90% of those with herpes have no physical signs or symptoms. Yeast and herpes are in no way similar on physical examination. You very easily could be herpes positive but your only physical symptom is the yeast infection and thus that is why monistat is working well. ...Read more

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Severe yeast infection? Herpes? Other things that causes sores/blisters? I'm now realizing i've had the symptoms of a yeast infection but i didn't get it treated because i wasn't thinking anything of it at the time. Now i believe it's gotten a lot worse.

Severe yeast infection? Herpes? Other things that causes sores/blisters? I'm now realizing i've had the symptoms of a yeast infection but i didn't get it treated because i wasn't thinking anything of it at the time. Now i believe it's gotten a lot worse.

Hopefully : Hopefully you have a diagnosis and are under treatment. In this situation there is nothing you can do prevent the mores sores or blisters from appearing. However, if you know the signs of a yeast infection and think you have one, go ahead and treat with an over the counter yeast infection medication, and see your doctor if you have no improvement. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of herpes and a yeast infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of herpes and a yeast infection?

Herpes: Herpes presents as typically painful vesicles and ulcerations. Diagnosis can be made by culturing lesion and by blood test. ...Read more

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Herpes like Symptoms tested nd was negative partner tested negative but had yeast infection (male) what did I have? Can yeast infections show as cuts?

Herpes like Symptoms tested nd was negative partner tested negative but had yeast infection (male) what did I have? Can yeast infections show as cuts?

Yeast: Yeast infections in men can cause redness and irritation similar to herpes rashes, consider a topical antifungal such as nystatin ointment. Also consider retesting a herpes blood test (not a swab test) and make sure to test for both HSV1 and HSV 2 since both can cause genital herpes. ...Read more

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Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

For sure not herpes: No doctor is likely to mix up herpes with the kind of rash caused by jock itch (or its equivalent in women). And herpes outbreaks never last 2 months -- each outbreak always clears up entirely within a couple weeks. There is no chance this is herpes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or yeast infection?

Herpes Vs .Yeast: Herpes outbreaks are usually a small cluster of very painful blisters that as they age ulcerate into raw open skin that is very painful. Yeast infections are usually red, dry flaking itchy skin that covers a much larger area than the small herpes outbreaks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have herpes, yeast infection, help?

Herpes, Yeast, both?: Herpes Simplex 2 is most frequent cause of genital herpes. It appears as a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix & they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection or herpes?

Medical eval will: Distinguish. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesion. ...Read more

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How to know if I have herpes or an untreated yeast infection?

Medical eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have herpes or an untreated yeast infection?

Medical eval: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. Herpes simplex - The lesions may be preceded several days by itching &/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop ...Read more

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I was wondering is it herpes a really bad yeast infection or latex allergies, should I be concerned?

I was wondering is it herpes a really bad yeast infection or latex allergies, should I be concerned?

Skin eruption: Would need far more information about what sort of lesions you are seeing. Best advice is to let a doctor see these and make a diagnosis. Good luck. ...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)

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