Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Genital Herpes Symptoms

After the initial infection, symptoms of herpes genitalis usually lasts 14 to 21 days. Additional episodes are usually more mild and last for 7 to 10 days.

Symptoms in males with herpes genitalis include:

Physical findings in females with herpes genitalis include:

Additional symptoms in males and females include:

Genital Herpes Triggers

After initial infection, recurrent episodes of herpes genitalis may be triggered by:

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Genital Herpes References
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