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Can someone help me understand whether this seems "normal" or not - understanding that normal is relative and there really is no such thing. I've had this genital ulcer since about 12/18 - the one that the doctor said didn't even look like herpes (which was why I was so surprised when the culture came back positive). It has stayed exactly the same this whole time - has never progressed to any kind of a blister or opened up. It doesn't seem to be changing in any way, and it certainly doesn't seem to be going away. It's been about 2 1/2 weeks now that I've had this. Does this seem right? Should I expect this thing to ever blister or will it just go away? Or is everyone just so different there is no one right answer to this question? Thanks for any help anyone can give on this.

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I have heard of people's initial outbreak lasting over a month. You are right, there is no normal with this, but what you should find is that this initial outbreak will be your worst. As you get older and your body takes over, you should find your outbreaks coming farther apart and shorter in duration.

Good luck! I hope to see you in chat again soon.


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i have my blister for 2 weeks now and seems new skin has develop and grown back, i still get a red mark on it, so there are really no answer on the duration.

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