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is painful urination a symptom of genital herpes

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
No: Genital herpes is a viral infection of the genitalia. It can cause some discomfort and pressure in the genitalia but in many cases, does not causes bu ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not always: Frequently there are no symptoms. There are many strains of herpes virus which can affect the genitalia and symptoms may differ from strain to strain ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hayworth
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Speak to your doctor: Often the urine touches the herpes lesions which causes the burning. There are creams that can be used to help.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience Urology
Herpes: Only an examination will tell you.
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Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Unlikely: Cystitis is a more likely diagnosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Will need an exam: to be sure, could be cyst, or even normal tissue variations.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: You need a urine exam and vaginal exam to establish a diagnosis. It could be a simple urinary tract infection.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Genital herpes: Primary (first episode) genital herpes can be much more severe than episodes with relapse in the future (if they occur). Ulcers can be associated wit ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: Transfer of HSV infection to another part of the body (auto-inoculation) sometimes occurs during the first few weeks after catching the virus. Once so ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No: In people with genital herpes, the virus is only present in the infected skin and the nerves supplying that area. It cannot be transmitted through uri ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Yes, it can be if...: Yes, it can be if the urethra is involved. For men, this is rarely present. For female, watch for contamination during urine collection leading to whi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
13 years experience Dermatology
Doubt it: It is extremely unlikely, but crazier things have happened. Herpes is transmitted by intimate, skin-to-skin contact.
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