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12 Oct 2006

Help - I want a baby
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I was diagnosed with herpatitus "B" about seven ago. I had started develping these blisters on my penis (aroung the edge of the fore skin) and seen a doctor about this. I was told that I had contracted herpes but that I had nothing to worry about as the desease will stay with me for life and would only pose an irritation now and then. I've just recently gotten married and my wife has problems with her tubes. my qestion: Is herpes treatable? and can it have adverse effects on my wive's health?
AS you can imagine, I'm feeling so bad and want to resolve this issue. What advice would you give to me.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Mozobi

It is unlikely that your wifes tubal status is related to the herpes infection, since the herpes will result only in lower genital tract symptoms. Although Herpes is not curable, ie elliminated completely from the system, recurrent reactivations can be treated. If your wife has not previously had herpes, she could contract a primary herpes infection, albeit of the lower genital tract, and albeit in the primary case, the symptoms in some cases may be fairly severe. Such symptoms include painful genital ulcers as well as tender enlarged pelvic lymph nodes, and in some cases may mimic flu like symptoms (fever etc). However I need to stress that this is not related to tubal damage in anyway and should not affect her fertility potential in anyway.
However, I need to ALSO emphasis the Hepatitis b is alot more contagious, but since your infection occured seven years ago it is highly likely that you will be able to transmit this sexually. However, any blood contact may lead to infection which has got in some patients, especially immuno-compromised patients, serious consequences.
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