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Can BV or genitals herpes cause UTI symptoms?

Can BV or genitals herpes cause UTI symptoms?

Not really: These infections can cause urinary symptoms (burning, pain) but not typically associated with infection per se. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Could a UTI cause blisters, herpes test negative?

Could a UTI cause blisters, herpes test negative?

Not commonly: Blisters are not commonly seen with urinary tract infections. Are you talking about in the genital area? Was your herpes test a blood test or a viral probe from one of the blisters? I would have your doctor or another doctor take another look at them and help you figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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They diagnosed me with UTI and then they told me it's herpes after they told me I have fungus also.Can fungus cause sore ?And i still have burning..

They diagnosed me with UTI and then they told me it's herpes after they told me I have fungus also.Can fungus cause sore ?And i still have burning..

Vaginitis: It is likely that irritation and inflammation from vaginal yeast or herpes lesions affected the urethra(bladder outlet) and caused urinary symptoms but didn't directly infect your urine. Discuss the treatment of all these conditions with your physician who knows your findings and test results. ...Read more

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Is it true that herpes can be caused by stress/mental not associated w sex have been prescribed ciproflaxin in the past but never diagnosed w herpes per say prescribed cipro by a urologist with the thought that i had a UTI chills[body]numbness in roof

Is it true that herpes can be caused by stress/mental not associated w sex have been prescribed ciproflaxin in the past but never diagnosed w herpes per say prescribed cipro by a urologist with the thought that i had a UTI     chills[body]numbness in roof

Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) : Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) an antibacterial, is not a correct treatment for herpes infection, which is a virus. There are 2 major forms of the herpes virus, 1 and 2. Type 2 infection results in genital infection which is sexually transmitted, not caused by stress, although recurring outbreaks can be promoted by physical or mental stress. Type 1 infection typically presents as a "fever blister" on the lip and is not felt to be sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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I had a UTI when I was tested for herpes. Tested positive. Could the results messed up from the uti?

I had a UTI when I was tested for herpes. Tested positive. Could the results messed up from the uti?

No: UTi is usually caused by bacterial infection. Herpse test is caused by a virus. If the test is aviral culture of a lesion then you have acute Herpes. If it is an antibody it may indicate chronic or acute depending on the type of antibody and type of Herpes positive ...Read more

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If I have genetal herpes and a uti, should I be worried?

If I have genetal herpes and a uti, should I be worried?

Not normal: It is not normal to have UTI symptoms for over a month. Depending on your your sex, women and men might have different things that might or might not relate to your history of previous herpes infection. You should come see a doctor especially when it occurs that long. ...Read more

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I had a UTI test and the leukocytes was positive, is that because I have herpes or something else?

I had a UTI test and the leukocytes was positive, is that because I have herpes or something else?

Leukocytes: Leukocytes, when positive in a urine sample, only prove that there is "pyuria" or pus in the urine, which can indicate an infection. It does not identify what pathogen is causing an infection. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a UTI test and the leukocytes was positive, is that because I have herpes or something else?

What to do if i had a UTI test and the leukocytes was positive, is that because I have herpes or something else?

See your doctor: Leukocytes in the urine means there is an inflammation or infection. They do not tell us what is causing the inflammation. That is why it is best to have a urine culture done before starting any treatment. The culture will help guide choices in treatment. An exam by your physician will help determine if herpes is an issue. ...Read more

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Herpes? 2days after having protected sex a few days ago, i noticed a bump. I messed w/ it & it blistered & secreted. Now I'm having UTI symptoms .

Herpes? 2days after having protected sex a few days ago, i noticed a bump. I messed w/ it & it blistered & secreted. Now I'm having UTI symptoms



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Probably not herpes: Bienvenido al foro. Herpes rarely starts with a single "bump", and 2 days probably is too early; herpes symptoms usually start after 3-10 days. I'm not sure how to interpret "UTI" symptoms. Urine burning could indicate an STD, but STD risk is low with condom-protected sex. However, sex can trigger non-STD UTI in women. See a doctor ASAP. I doubt herpes or other STD is the problem. Buena suerte! ...Read more

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Can herpes effect the urethra? Can it make it feel as though u have UTI symptoms?

Can herpes  effect the urethra? Can it make it feel as though u have UTI symptoms?

Yes: A common symptom of a genital herpes infection can be painful urination. This does not necessarily mean you have a UTI though. Treatment with any antiviral medication may help decrease the symptoms from genital herpes. ...Read more

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If I have high leukocyte and low nitrate levels on UTI test, what could these indicate? Is herpes a possibility?

If I have high leukocyte and low nitrate levels on UTI test, what could these indicate? Is herpes a possibility?

Some STDs, not HSV: Certain STDs could do this, especially chlamydia or gonorrhea. But not herpes. If you are concerned about having genital herpes but have not had obvious genital outbreaks (blisters, sores), ask your doctor about possibly doing a blood test for HSV2. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a really bad uti infection,now got a lot of ulcers. Recently was checked for herpes and came back negative,what else could it be?

Diagnosed with a really bad uti infection,now got a lot of ulcers. Recently was checked for herpes and came back negative,what else could it be?

Probably herpes: What does "recently" mean? Having lots of ulcers suggests newly acquired genital herpes. A negative test even a few days ago may be meaningless. The ulcers themselves need to be swabbed to check for HSV. Do it ASAP, today if possible -- the sooner the better for accurate results. Also insist on a prescription for anti-herpes Rx like valacyclovir; don't wait for test results. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would internal meatus herpes be easily visible? Have small red pimple inside meatus that Itches all day, no pain. Received unprotected oral. Have UTI

Would internal meatus herpes be easily visible? Have small red pimple inside meatus that Itches all day, no pain. Received unprotected oral. Have UTI

May be herpes: Herpes can initially cause itching. That's often followed by a blister that ulcerates. May cause pain, especially on urinating. The only way to tell if HSV is to do a swab of some fluid from the sore. Since you were able to see the "pimple" I'm not sure why you are asking if it easily visible. The doctor can use a magnifying glass to view it if needed. Best wishes. Always use a condom. ...Read more

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Vaginal burning sensation for the past 1 1/2 I've taken herpes med yeast uti and BV med and nothing helps. ?

Vaginal burning sensation for the past 1 1/2 I've taken herpes med yeast uti and BV med and nothing helps. ?

Vulvodynia?: Such symptoms are not typical of any of the infections you mention, with the possible exception of yeast. That treatments for these things make no difference is further proof they are not the problem. Longstanding vaginal area burning pain usually is idiopathic vulvodynia. (The fancy name just means vulvar pain of unknown cause.) Discuss it with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was tested positive for uti, positive for leukocyte, took meds. It went away. I have the same feeling like I have to pee, no burning. Could this be herpes? Can positive leukocyte mean I have herpes

I was tested positive for uti, positive for leukocyte, took meds. It went away. I have the same feeling like I have to pee, no burning. Could this be herpes? Can positive leukocyte mean I have herpes

Unlikely: Uti are common and are different than genital herpes. To diagnose active herpes, lesions must be observed. If you were never diagnosed with herpes, then this is most likely a uti. If an antibiotic doesn't help, go back to the physician who prescribed it. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more