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What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes?

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Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2017
Question: the guy that I have been seeing called me tonight and said that he went to the Dr because of a hair bump that is not in the pubic area but they did a herpes test of some kind and it registered 9.5, he asked me have i had any symptoms or had a test but I have been fine and no extra partners before him. How can I find out the risk or what is going on since I have no signs of anything going on in my body.
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get blood test done.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns.
Herpes is a sexually( genital, anal and oral) transmitted viral infection. There are two types of herpes virus; Type I and II.
Type II is responsible for 90% of genital herpes and type I is responsible for 10% of genital herpes. Genital herpes presents as blisters which burst open to form painful ulcers. Sometimes there may be no symptoms at all.

The risk of contracting herpes where one partner is affected is 10% in one year. It is important to get your blood test done to find out if you are also positive for herpes. If you are negative, discuss with your doctor measures to reduce the risk of transmission from your partner.
If you have any specific concerns, I will be happy to answer.
Best wishes,
Dr Rama
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What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes?

Brief Answer: Get blood test done. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns. Herpes is a sexually( genital, anal and oral) transmitted viral infection. There are two types of herpes virus; Type I and II. Type II is responsible for 90% of genital herpes and type I is responsible for 10% of genital herpes. Genital herpes presents as blisters which burst open to form painful ulcers. Sometimes there may be no symptoms at all. The risk of contracting herpes where one partner is affected is 10% in one year. It is important to get your blood test done to find out if you are also positive for herpes. If you are negative, discuss with your doctor measures to reduce the risk of transmission from your partner. If you have any specific concerns, I will be happy to answer. Best wishes, Dr Rama