Symptoms of Genital Herpes
- Sores that start to form on the part of the body where the virus was contracted
- Sores that begin as small red bumps, develop into blisters, and then become painful open sores
- Sores or blisters that appear and occur in clusters or small groupings
- Itching, burning, and/or pain in the genital or anal area
- Flu-like symptoms, such as fever, body aches, and swollen glands
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- Reviewer: David Horn, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/07/2014 -
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