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Hello I’ve recently joined. I got diagnosed with herpes 2 in October but after treatment cleared up within a week. 2months down the line and I have signs again. What triggers it for others as I can’t work out my trigger.

Also since October I haven’t had a period but not sure wether this could be related to me having an sti. I was on the pill but haven’t taken it for 3months (I bled on the pill). Any ideas?

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Certainly you should get a preg test done, although absence of periods may be due to other causes.

Herpes is a recurrent problem

triggers can include:

ultraviolet light – for example, from sunbeds

friction in your genital area – for example, from sex (lubricant may help) or tight clothing

Some triggers are unavoidable, including:

being unwell

having a period

surgery on your genital area

a weakened immune system – for example, from having chemotherapy for cancer

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