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If you're having an outbreak, the doctor can diagnose you by looking at the sores or taking a sample from them. Between outbreak she may check for ulcers internally -- on the cervix in women and the urethra in men. There are blood tests, but the results aren't always easy to interpret.

From: Sexual Health and Genital Herpes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 13, 2017

SOURCE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 13, 2017

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