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hello. if one gets the classic case of genital herpes (painful blisters, prodrome) can all of a sudden a herpes outbreak be characterized as a single painless almost invisible rash? or is this something else?
hi grace. thanks for response. well every outbreak i had was classic symptoms. over the past 10 years my herpes outbreaks have been classic (painful sores). my last herpes outbreak has been in februrary (still painfull blister/sores). but in april I had one small reddish painless sore almos invisible. could this be herpes?
well as you know, typically herpes lesions are painful to the touch and/or itchy. no way at this point to know if indeed this was a recurrence or not but sounds like it wasn't. should it reoccur, be seen again promptly for an exam.
i did go to an std doctor at a public health clinic and she did a visual examination and said it could be a hpv sore and prescribed aldara, but she also said it could have been crystal in the skin or something.
i know when i get herpes (i have prodrome and everything), so I was just wondering if there was chance it could have been a herpes outbreak.
Also one last thing. have had herpes for 10 years now, where i get the classic symtpoms from time to time. My last outbreak was in February, and the painless sore came in april. Would that be too soon for a recurrent herpes outbreak, esepcially if its an atypical symptom and i have had classical symptoms all my life?
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