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is painful urination a symptom of genital herpes

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in 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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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hayworth
36 years experience in 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Will need an exam: to be sure, could be cyst, or even normal tissue variations.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
NO fever, NO symptom: Genital warts (hpv) rarely cause any symptoms at all. Since genital warts are a 'skin disease' and they do not invade the blood stream thus causing a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
Yes: It can be a symptom of prostatitis particularly if it turns into a urinary infection too.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Can be: It is one of the symptoms, yes.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes genitalis: Often but not always.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
YES: Many women with endometriosis have painful sex, which is a common symptom. But most women with painful sex do not have endometriosis. You should alway ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Infection in general: MOre a symptom of infection in general. Read here and See a / your doctor for exam , testing and treatment http://www.healthgrades.com/symptoms/ ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Phimosis & balanitis: Phimosis means a tight foreskin, i.e. either difficult or impossible to retract. Balanitis is inflammation of head of penis, usually under a tight for ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
No : Fungal dermatitis is fairly common in the uncircumcised. Any immunocompromised state (diabetes, hiv, post transplant etc) increases the incidence how ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
It may be: There are multiple other causes. If you are having this and are uncertain of the cause, please see your doctor. Not only because there may be other ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: This is possible, but without the ability to examine you there is no way in which to be sure.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
NOT NECESSARILY: There are no specific symptoms that signal the early manifestations of HIV disease. Most commonly there may be a mononucleosis-like syndrome. The ba ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Yes.: To be specific, a cluster of small, painful blisters (which sometimes look like pustules) on a red base is the most characteristic herpes simplex lesi ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: These are two completely different sexually transmitted diseases.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not always: It might be caused by urethral inflammation (instead of an infection). If it continues get it checked.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Swelling in the genital/inguinal area can be a swollen lymph node, which can be from hiv, but it is not necessarilly so, because other diseases can ca ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Yeast infection of the urinary bladder acts just like bacterial uti. Frequently, yeast causes both vaginitis with local irritation and itching along w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not usually: Make an appointment to be seen. Yeast infections typically cause itching and is very uncomfortable and annoying. Pelvic pain is more concerning and ma ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not likely: It is more likely due to yeast infection of bacterial vaginosis. Skin disorders that affect rest of the body can also affect the vulva and may cause ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
Could be: See you md to check it out, could be yeast, bacterial infection or parasitic.

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