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What are symptoms of herpes?

The hallmark of herpes is small, tender little blisters on the outside genitals. These can sometimes "unroof" or open up, leaving little "ulcerations" (where the skin seems broken open). This can sometimes be preceded by numbness, tingling, and/or fever or headaches.

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What are symptoms of herpes?

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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. J, Board Certified OB/GYN replied 7 months ago
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The hallmark of herpes is small, tender little blisters on the outside genitals. These can sometimes "unroof" or open up, leaving little "ulcerations" (where the skin seems broken open). This can sometimes be preceded by numbness, tingling, and/or fever or headaches.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago

Even if it is painless?

OB GYN Doctor: Dr. J, Board Certified OB/GYN replied 7 months ago

The herpes ulcerations tend to be quite painful.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago

I have no pain.

OB GYN Doctor: Dr. J, Board Certified OB/GYN replied 7 months ago

If you are having no pain at all, I don't know that it sounds like herpes.

All that being said, it's never a bad idea to get it checked out to make sure all is well.

If you've got a GYN or a family doc, they can examine you. If you have a Planned Parenthood nearby, they can take a look at it too.

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