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Can I have HSV in GI tract? And how to treat this

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Dr. John Bucek
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Upper GI

Hsv also known as herpes has two types.
Hsv 1 usually affects sensory nerves in the face and head. Hsv 2, the sensory nerves in the genital tract. Both viruses can infect any sensory nerve in the body so HSV 1 can be found on the hand pens/vagina. I do not know of any cases where HSV caused symptoms in the lower GI tract but it can cause out breaks in the mouth and throat.

In brief: Upper GI

Hsv also known as herpes has two types.
Hsv 1 usually affects sensory nerves in the face and head. Hsv 2, the sensory nerves in the genital tract. Both viruses can infect any sensory nerve in the body so HSV 1 can be found on the hand pens/vagina. I do not know of any cases where HSV caused symptoms in the lower GI tract but it can cause out breaks in the mouth and throat.
Dr. John Bucek
Dr. John Bucek
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Dr. Cornelius Dooley
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but unlikely

Hsv can infect the GI tract, but generally only in seriously immune compromised individuals, such as in the bad old days when aids was common; esophageal hsv might occur in someone with diabetes and a susceptibility to it; but very unlikely;.

In brief: Yes, but unlikely

Hsv can infect the GI tract, but generally only in seriously immune compromised individuals, such as in the bad old days when aids was common; esophageal hsv might occur in someone with diabetes and a susceptibility to it; but very unlikely;.
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
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