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What are the symptoms of genital herpes?

In some people, the herpes virus causes small blisters or ulcers on or around the genitals. The blisters can also occur around the anus, buttocks and upper thighs. If you have genital herpes you may also experience: flu-like symptoms, such as headaches, fever, aches and pains; pain or a burning sensation when urinating; small cracks in the skin, and; a red rash or red skin.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pelvic inflammatory disease


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