10 Herpes Symptoms in Women

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Signs and Symptoms

Many people who become infected with genital herpes experience mild symptoms. Genital herpes can also be asymptomatic. Many women with the condition are not aware that they have it.

Symptoms of herpes include painful blisters around the vaginal area. They're typically painful, filled with fluid and may look like pimples. The blisters may also appear around the buttocks or anus. They heal within two to four weeks and may form ulcers when they break open. Repeat outbreaks are shorter and milder than the first outbreak.

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