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Is painful urination a symptom of genital herpes

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
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
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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hayworth
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Speak to your doctor: Often the urine touches the herpes lesions which causes the burning. There are creams that can be used to help.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Unlikely: Cystitis is a more likely diagnosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Will need an exam: to be sure, could be cyst, or even normal tissue variations.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Not necessarily: You need a urine exam and vaginal exam to establish a diagnosis. It could be a simple urinary tract infection.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probably not: In general, transmission of herpes virus requires direct contact of an infected surface with a susceptible one, usually with rubbing to massage the vi... Read More