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what kind a doc do you see for your herps1 and 2 and do you see a woman or a man doc.

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gotitsowhat

I only saw two

When I was diagnosed about 14 years ago it was at Kaiser and I saw a male gynecologist. Then, when I decided to get Valtrex, I saw a female nurse practitioner who works with a gynecologist. Usually, you see a gynecologist if you are female and the gender of the doctor is up to you depending on how you feel about it.

Most of us do not need to see any kind of a doctor regularly for this. For most of us, the main time we see a doctor is diagnosis. If you have not yet seen a doctor, why are you sure you have herpes? What's been your experience with medical care so far regarding this?

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When I was diagnosed about 14 years ago it was at Kaiser and I saw a male gynecologist. Then, when I decided to get Valtrex, I saw a female nurse practitioner who works with a gynecologist. Usually, you see a gynecologist if you are female and the gender of the doctor is up to you depending on how you feel about it.

Most of us do not need to see any kind of a doctor regularly for this. For most of us, the main time we see a doctor is diagnosis. If you have not yet seen a doctor, why are you sure you have herpes? What's been your experience with medical care so far regarding this?

(i had it for 2 years and take valtrex and stop taking it, it was making me sick so i stop taking it, i just don't know what kind of doc who dail with herpes.

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bennismama

well, I've found that most dr's do not know very much about herpes in general. So you just have to find someone who you are comfortable with. I'm more comfortable with a female dr, personally, because I have it genitally.

For the most part, however, I agree that no treatment is really needed outside inital diagnoisis unless you want someone to perscribe more meds.

I'm toying with the idea of seeing a naturopath to discuss some options outside of anti-virals.

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