Genital Herpes

Infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) that causes sores, pain, and itching in the genital area is called genital herpes. The virus remains dormant in the body for years after the initial infection. Medications can only ease the symptoms but cannot cure it.

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Is it possible to spread HSV-2 infection from an infected woman to a man during sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some questions about herpes. If a woman having HSV-2 who does not have a flare-up or showing any signs of HSV-2 currently has unprotected vaginal intercourse with a man who does not have HSV-2 or any other STD, then what are the chance of her infecting him with HSV-2? What are th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you are doing well. Coming back to your query. If a woman who has HSV-2, is not currently having a flare-up or showing any signs of having HSV-2, has unprotected vaginal intercourse with a man who does not have HSV-2 or any other STD, what are the chances of her...  Read Full »

Can I get herpes from sexual contact with a girl whose previous partner is HSV-2 positive?

Query: Hello doctor,I had protected sex with a girl whose medical status is unknown, but unfortunately, the condom broke. She then said her previous partner had an HSV-2 infection, and she has not to get tested ever since. What are the chances of acquiring herpes from her? I am really worriedThanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Is there fluid contact? 2) Is there any lesion after exposure? 3) Do you have blisters, erosions, or inflammatory bumps on your genitals? 4) Do you have any burning or painful lesions? 5) Is there any...  Read Full »

I have a rash with leathery skin on my genitals. Is it scrotal dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been going through a rash with leathery skin on my genitals. It is dark when tight, but it is more of a pink color when loose. It feels prickly and itchy sometimes, with a burning sensation. I want to know if it is scrotal dermatitis or something else. Currently, I am taking Cl...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any history of atopy or allergies? Did you use any harsh soap? Do you have any history of using scented moisturizer or lotion use? Did you scratch or rub the lesions excessively? Will the itching aggravate during the night? Do you have any history of...  Read Full »

How long will the vaginal discharge have a fishy smell in genital herpes?

Query: Hi doctor,With genital herpes, will it make vaginal discharge smell fishy indefinitely? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With treatment, it should go, and I am sure you must have taken some antiviral medicines. As you must be aware that herpes is a recurring kind of complaint, but the periodicity of occurrence varies, and the period of infection can be reduced by proper, timely tre...  Read Full »

Do stinging and tingling bumps on the vagina indicate genital herpes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. For years even before I had intercourse, I have been experiencing pain inside the left area of my vagina. It is dull, but I feel like something is there. I visited doctors, but they say nothing is there. It happens around my period time, ovulation, or when the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Looking at the history and the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), It looks like you have recurrent herpes genitalis. The condition is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). So it would help if you got yourself checked up for al...  Read Full »

What causes burning in the perineum during urination?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female, and my perineum is burning when I urinate. It does not hurt to urinate but stings or burns my perineum and the skin around it. My anus is also sore. It does not hurt when I defecate, but when I wipe, it feels like sandpaper. I wince in pain, then hop in the showe...  Read Full »

Dr. Balamurugan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. History of the perineal symptoms along with swollen lymph nodes increases the possibility of genital herpes. Many people have herpes viruses in their bodies, and anyone sexually active can become infected. Also, the virus may remain inactive f...  Read Full »

Can an HSV-2 infected woman transmit the infection to a man?

Query: Hi doctor, What is the possibility of transmitting HSV2 from an infected woman to a man? How to prevent it if they intend to enter into a relationship?   Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Pandey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding HSV (herpes simplex virus). It spreads through oral, vaginal, or anal sex. It may spread even if you do not see them with blisters. It can also spread to other parts of the body including eyes, lips, mouth, and by touching open bliste...  Read Full »

What are the possible causes of painless and itchy pimples on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. Before moving to a new place, I was seeing my girlfriend every day. I had sex for some days. After that, I started to have pain in my penis with pimples. After reaching the new place, I started to do masturbation due to the urge of having sex. After that, I noticed som...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have genital herpes in your penis. You have mentioned that your girlfriend got tested for all STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). But genital herpes has a special feat...  Read Full »

What could the blisters on the penis head after intercourse be?

Query: Hi doctor, After having intercourse yesterday, I started to have blisters in my penis head. What is it? How to treat it?   Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blisters on the penis after unprotected sex occur due to genital herpes infection. The normal incubation period is two to fourteen days. As it has started yesterday, it will take some time to show other symptoms. But medicines can cure it. You can have another possibili...  Read Full »

Will my previous genital herpes infection be the reason for pain in foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from genital herpes for the last one year. I took medicine, and it was cured. But still, now I feel pain on my penis foreskin after each month on the same portion where the first herpes blister developed, and the pain goes after two to three days without medication. I d...  Read Full »

Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Genital herpes, usually 90% of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections are cleared by the body within two years of infection. Sometimes infected cells undergo a quiet or latent period with the first occurrence or a recurrence of symptoms happening months or years later...  Read Full »

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