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When should I call my doctor if I have genital herpes?

You should call your doctor right away if you think you have genital herpes. Your doctor may be able to confirm the diagnosis of herpes and provide you with medication that can help clear up lesions. Depending on how frequently you get outbreaks, your doctor may decide to give you a medication to take regularly to prevent outbreaks. If you are pregnant, a herpes outbreak could be dangerous to the baby. Your doctor can give you medicine to prevent or treat an outbreak.

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