Question: What can be mistaken for genital herpes?

Can genital herpes be misdiagnosed?

Turns out herpes is misdiagnosed 20% of the time, with professionals mistaking everything from fungal and yeast infections to other skin conditions for the STD. The tests themselves are also inaccurate; failing to detect up to 25% of true positive cases.

How long does it take for herpes to show up in a woman?

Initial herpes symptoms usually show up 2 to 20 days after youre infected. But it may be years before the first symptoms appear. Herpes sores usually heal in a few weeks. But the virus stays in your body – and it can flare up and cause sores again.

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