Conditions with symptom: 'genital sores'
A sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Read more →
A potentially fatal bacterial infection that is typically passed through sexual contact. In its first stage syphilis is characterised by small sores called chancres (pronounced shankers) that appear wherever the infection was transmitted, typically on… Read more →
A sexually transmitted genital ulcer disease. Read more →
A sexually transmitted infection affecting the lymph glands in the genital area. It is caused by a specific strain of Chlamydia. Read more →
hi i have had viral meningitis twice now and the cause was to the herpes virus but i have never had any signs such as cold sores or genital sores and neither has my husband of 10 years. does this mean that we both have the herpes virus simply with no symptoms?
I have never had cold sores etc but after my period last month i started to experience what i thought was mild thrush. Last week the itching in my vagina got much worst so i took fluconazole & a pessary but it continued to get worst. In the meantime i developed a fever & flu symptoms but as my little boy also had a fever etc i assumed i had caught it fro him. The itching continued & my whole genital area then became very itchy. I gave my doctor a water sample & she claimed i had thrush which had probably spread to my anus & i was prescribed a course of 6 pessaries with another fluconazole tablet (higher dose) the itching then became very sore & it hurt to urinate due to some sores & blisters that i could feel & now see inside my vagina. After a few days this became much worst & i could not sit or even wipe the area. I ceased to have any bowel movements days ago due to the pain & also piles that had now developed. The blisters & sores were now in & around my anus & i developed painful boils and blisters & the top of my thighs under my bum checks. After being in so much pain i saw an out of hours doctor that suspected herpes & prescribed aciclovir tablets. I had sex with my long term partner of 10 years + on 14th dec & have been very susceptible to infections after sex since the birth of our son in 2010 & my partner is adamant he does not & has never had genital herpes. He gets cold sores but has not had one for a while. I am very distressed & confused and need some help & advice as to how i could of contracted this & indeed what i should now do. Please help
Cold sores are herpies this is how I caught the virus Down below
Im a 17 year old boy and suffer with cold sores all the time. I have had Stephen Johnsons Syndrome in 2011 which was caused by cold sores, i now get cold sores 2-3 times a month and was wondering if there was anything i could take or do to prevent them.
Hi, I also got stephen johnson syndrome in 2011. I was wondering how serious yours was an what did ur Doctor say caused it? I have been suffering from mouth sores very often now an blisters on my hands, feet, and knees. Please reply back
Hi, i been worrying so much lately that i have genital herpes, ive just had a sti test 2 make sure its nothing else but lately one side of my vagina itches and scratching it just burns but from as far as i can see i have no sores or anything just abit itchy, do you think its herpes? thanks x
Hi, I've recently become involved with a new partner, and was unprotected. I now have sores on the outside of my vagina and is also painful. I don't have the time to go to gum clinic or the doctors, I've never had anything like this before and am worried that it could be genital herpes. Is there anything I can do to ease the pain or make it go quicker without going to the doctors? Thanks.
You really should go to a GUM clinic asap to confirm that it is herpes as any partners you have sexual intercourse with need to know! However, whenever I get an outbreak I use warm water with salt and apply it to the area with a cotton ball. Either that or put 1-2 cups of salt in a warm bath, that'll ease the pain and increase healing time without the use of medication. Go to the clinic! Hope that helps!
Me and my boyfriend have been together for two years now, he's had cold sores since before we met, but yesterday day he came home and said he thinks he's given himself genital herpes through touching his cold sore which come up about 3 days ago, is this even possible? We haven't been sexually active for around 5 days.
so me and my boyfriend both get cold sores and the other day I performed oral sex and the next day we realised I had a cold sore so now im freaking out that hes going to get HSV 2 which will pretty much ruin his life and possibly our relationship.. So can HSV 2 develop from HSV 1 and if he already gets cold sores does that reduce the risks? We both don't have HSV 2 but im panicking he could get it from the cold sore.. Additionally would HSV 1 on his genitals be really bad like HSV1 and what would be need to do to sort it out but I thought as we both get cold sores it wouldn't matter because we have it anyway.. thanks..
As long as he has already been exposed to the same virus he will be fine. However, with first time exposure, HSV-1 can be passed onto other areas of the body; HSV-1 & HSV-2 are both interchangeable.
I masturbate frequently(1-4x a day) and one night i felt this pain. I found a red sore on top, and close to the edge of the head of my penis. I then found two other sores or blisters under the head of my penis. The ones at the bottom hurt more, even running water makes it hurt. Im a vigin but I have received oral sex from my gf. It was her first time so I wasn't concern about STDs or anything. Other than the pain from the sores, the edge of the head hurts as well when I touch it. Prior to the pain and sores, I cleaned around the end of my head(where my foreskin folds up behind the head) with a wet q-tip. Could that be what caused the pain and sores and should I be worried?
elo i have some small sores on the inside on my penes it stinges when i pee and i have about 5 6 sores
Seek professional help Dan. You can't go wrong with that.
I have resently been suffering with sores either side of my mouth which can last up to a month, when they do heal they come back within 2 weeks. They are very sore and the skin splits. i do suffer with cold sores but these do not look the same. could you help?
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