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Are genital sores and genital herpes the same?
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes, maybe
If you have soreness, burning blister on the genital area is most likely a herpes genitalia.
The term "sore" is not specific. I'd advise having a doctor lookat you.

In brief: Yes, maybe
If you have soreness, burning blister on the genital area is most likely a herpes genitalia.
The term "sore" is not specific. I'd advise having a doctor lookat you.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. William Bohannan
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Yes and No
The virus that causes genital herpes (herpes simplex 2) is a different variant of the herpes virus that causes oral herpers (simplex 1).
However, some research has indicated herpes simplex 1 can cause genital herpes but the degree of involvement seems to be less than in a herpes simplex 2 virus infection.

In brief: Yes and No
The virus that causes genital herpes (herpes simplex 2) is a different variant of the herpes virus that causes oral herpers (simplex 1).
However, some research has indicated herpes simplex 1 can cause genital herpes but the degree of involvement seems to be less than in a herpes simplex 2 virus infection.
Dr. William Bohannan
Dr. William Bohannan
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