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Can genital herpes symptoms always include blisters?

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Dr. Zafar Khan
Urology

In brief: Mostly

The classical symptoms are small blisters which burst and look like an ulcer..
After a week the ulcer heals spontaneously because the virus moves up into nerves. Later the cycle keeps repeating

In brief: Mostly

The classical symptoms are small blisters which burst and look like an ulcer..
After a week the ulcer heals spontaneously because the virus moves up into nerves. Later the cycle keeps repeating
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Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology

In brief: Not always

Herpes typically looks like blisters with clear, yellow fluid on a red base.
They are usually grouped tightly together. Most of the time they will be blisters but they can also present as open sores.

In brief: Not always

Herpes typically looks like blisters with clear, yellow fluid on a red base.
They are usually grouped tightly together. Most of the time they will be blisters but they can also present as open sores.
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