What Are the Symptoms and Risk Factors of Genital Herpes?

Q:
What are the symptoms and risk factors of genital herpes?

A:
Symptoms
Common signs and symptoms of genital herpes include:

  • Small red bumps or tiny white blisters.
  • Pain or itching.
  • Ulcers.
  • Scabs.

The symptom locations may be different between men and women, but mainly on lower parts of the body.

Risk factors
Factors that increase your risk of genital herpes include:

  • Being women.
  • Having more than one sexual partners.

 

 

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