What are the symptoms of recurrent herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in women?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Folusakin O Ayoade, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In women, the vesicles are found on the labia majora, labia minora, or perineum. The lesions are often very painful. Fever and constitutional symptoms are uncommon. The lesions heal in 8-10 days, and viral shedding lasts an average 5 days. The symptoms are more severe in women than men.

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