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Genital herpes is a sometimes painful disease which derives from the herpes simplex virus. There are two variations of this virus. It is Type 2 which most commonly causes genital herpes although it is not recognised that Type 1 can cause genital herpes, particularly amongst people who are sexually active from a young... Read all »
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Genital herpes is contracted through sexual contact with an infected person and the general symptoms, if they show include the following:
You may feel generally unwell. Your symptoms can be fluey with fever, tiredness, non specific aches and pains and also ones in the legs, groin area and lower back
You may have... Read all »
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Once you are infected with the virus it may show itself within weeks but sometimes it can take years for it to show up. In some individuals there are no visible symptoms at all yet they can still carry and transmit the virus. It is important that you abstain from any sexual contact whilst the virus is active within... Read all »
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A course of antiviral tablets is usually prescribed and these will significantly help your episode to end. It is extremely important that you tell your doctor if you suspect that you may be pregnant as herpes can cause somplications for expectant mothers and their unborn children.
It is important to remember also... Read all »
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The majority of those infected with genital herpes have many recurring outbreaks. However these are generally not nearly as severe as your first ever outbreak. Some individuals have as many as 9 or 10 episodes within any given year.
Being diagnosed with genital herpes can be very scary. You may feel that you are... Read all »