Genital Herpes (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have not been diagnosed with genital herpes and you have any of the following:
If you have been diagnosed with genital herpes and are having frequent recurrent outbreaks, discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
If you are pregnant and have been diagnosed with genital herpes or think you have genital herpes, tell your doctor.
Any blisters, sores, or other symptoms that suggest genital herpes infection or another sexually transmitted infection (STI) should be evaluated by a doctor. To prevent transmitting an infection to another person, avoid sexual contact until you have been examined by your doctor.
If you have only occasional recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes and are comfortable with home treatment, watchful waiting may be appropriate for you.
Who To See
Health professionals who can diagnose genital herpes include:
Treatment may require a referral to a specialist, such as a:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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