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Could herpes cause other problems?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jonathan Song
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Herpes is very complicated.
Simply put, there are essentially two types: cold sores (type i) and genital herpes (type ii). In patients with weak immune systems, herpes can cause ulcers in the esophagus, encephalitis (brain inflammation) and neurological disorders to name a few. In relatively healthy adults, an annoying cold sore or painful genital outbreaks can occur occassionally.

In brief: Yes
Herpes is very complicated.
Simply put, there are essentially two types: cold sores (type i) and genital herpes (type ii). In patients with weak immune systems, herpes can cause ulcers in the esophagus, encephalitis (brain inflammation) and neurological disorders to name a few. In relatively healthy adults, an annoying cold sore or painful genital outbreaks can occur occassionally.
Dr. Jonathan Song
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
Herpes may cause pain due to inflammation of the nerves.
It does not cause cervical cancer.

In brief: No
Herpes may cause pain due to inflammation of the nerves.
It does not cause cervical cancer.
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