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genital herpes causes painful ulcers in the genital area, similar to cold sores and fever blisters which are very common in the mouth and lip area caused by herpes type 1 virus.
you can see your doctor to get a swab of the ulcer to look for herpes virus which can prove if the ulcer is caused by herpes.
you can also get blood testing to check for antibodies to herpes type 1 and herpes type 2 virus in your blood stream as another way to test for the herpes virus is in your body or not.
have you had painful ulcers like cold sores in your genital area?
are you male or female?