Type of herpes

Q. How can I tell what kind of herpes I have? My doctor doesn’t seem to think it is important for me to differentiate.

Also, I have endometriosis – could herpes affect this?

A. A swab or blood test can differentiate type one from type two and it is important to know this because you can then predict the prognosis. Herpes probably does not affect endometriosis. Dr Laurence Gerlis