Question: Where do genital herpes show up on a woman?

In women and people with female reproductive tracts, herpes lesions can appear on the vulva, perineum, buttocks, anal area, cervix, and inside of the vagina (6), and some people may experience spotting and vaginal discharge (7).

What does the start of female genital herpes look like?

Genital herpes outbreaks usually look like a cluster of itchy or painful blisters filled with fluid. They may be different sizes and appear in different places. The blisters break or turn into sores that bleed or ooze a whitish fluid.

Can genital herpes appear anywhere on the body?

Herpes is a common virus that can cause a rash of blistering sores on the skin. These tend to develop around the mouth or genitals but can appear almost anywhere on the body. There is currently no cure for the virus, and carriers tend to experience symptom outbreaks at various times throughout their life.

What are the odds of catching herpes?

The chance of passing herpes while you have signs (sores) is about 20.1%. Thats twice as high as the chance of passing it when you dont have sores (10.2%).

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