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angel_of_faith 03-29-2005 11:00 PM

Hey all~
I am just curious about herpes and the outbreaks...I don't think I have herpes but I was just wondering what people mean by bumps and such when they describe the appearence of herpes...are the bumps small? I get big pimples that hurt not burn...What are signs to look for such as appearence? Would someone be able to know when they were having an outbreak? Is it always really painful for the most part? Thanks for reading my thread...any help would be appreciated...::hugs:: :angel:

beaker24 03-30-2005 11:49 AM

Re: Herpes?~
Painful pimples could be simply pimples, or cysts, or infected hair follicles, but painful bumps in the genital area would be suspicious for herpes and perhaps it is something you should check by being tested.

Herpes is usually, but not always, somewhat painful, although sometimes people get very mild outbreaks.

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