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Can you tell me the symptoms of genital herpes?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Often none.
Many people have little or no symptoms most of the time.
When symptoms do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum or mouth. The blisters break and leave painful sores that may take two to four weeks to heal.

In brief: Often none.
Many people have little or no symptoms most of the time.
When symptoms do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum or mouth. The blisters break and leave painful sores that may take two to four weeks to heal.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Genital Herpes
When present, the initial symptom of genital herpes usually is pain or itching, beginning within a few weeks after exposure to an infected sexual partner. After several days, small red bumps or tiny white blisters may appear. They then rupture, becoming ulcers that ooze or bleed.
Eventually, scabs form and the ulcers heal.

In brief: Genital Herpes
When present, the initial symptom of genital herpes usually is pain or itching, beginning within a few weeks after exposure to an infected sexual partner. After several days, small red bumps or tiny white blisters may appear. They then rupture, becoming ulcers that ooze or bleed.
Eventually, scabs form and the ulcers heal.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Painful ulcer
Genital herpes causes a painful ulceration on the genitals.
Some people will describe it as a tingling, burning or itchy sensation. Others will describe it as a paper cut. Different people experience different discomforts. If you are concerned about genital herpes it is best to be evaluated by your doctor for confirmation.

In brief: Painful ulcer
Genital herpes causes a painful ulceration on the genitals.
Some people will describe it as a tingling, burning or itchy sensation. Others will describe it as a paper cut. Different people experience different discomforts. If you are concerned about genital herpes it is best to be evaluated by your doctor for confirmation.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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