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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 have recurrent utis herpes and I am on the Depo-Provera shot birth control which seems to cause my vagina to be dry. What should I do?

I have recurrent utis herpes and I am on the Depo-Provera shot birth control which seems to cause my vagina to be dry. What should I do?

Replens: Try replens vaginsl moisturizer. The underlying problem is likely antibiotic use from frequent UTI s. Our office is close to you and we would be happy to help. ...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.

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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Can drinking a lot of water make urine sample clear for uti? Having my primary herpes outbreak & starting to urinate is painful. Is this from herpes?

Can drinking a lot of water make urine sample clear for uti? Having my primary herpes outbreak & starting to urinate is painful. Is this from herpes?

Maybe: If your urine is very dilute (watered down), the typical office test with the dipstick may not detect the white blood cells associated with infection. But a culture will still be accurate.

But herpes hurts, so it would not be unusual for urination and wiping to hurt until the sores go away. ...Read more

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Doc said I had herpes. Never had bumps tho. But clitoris was swollen & uti. Took Flagyl and it cleared up except now it's just red & a bit itchy.

Doc said I had herpes. Never had bumps tho. But clitoris was swollen & uti. Took Flagyl and it cleared up except now it's just red & a bit itchy.

Herpes: A viral culture at the time the rash breaks out (especially if there are blisters) will confirm the diagnosis. Flagyl won't treat herpes but perhaps the herpes healed by itself during the time you were on the flagyl. After a few weeks (about 8 for your immune system to develop a response) you could get a blood test to see if you have antibodies against herpes. If you don't then you didn't have it. ...Read more

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Small group of tiny/shiny red spots on penis shaft. Warm/itchy feeling inside penis. Tested negative for herpes II a month ago. Could it be just a uti?

Small group of tiny/shiny red spots on penis shaft. Warm/itchy feeling inside penis. Tested negative for herpes II a month ago. Could it be just a uti?

Here are some...: What described could be just "normal" for you or represents some sorts of eczema, but would be surely & very unlikely related with UTI. To get your concerns solved correctly, follow instructions in
http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html so you gain much insight on how to work with urologist or dermatologist for reaching right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a urinary tract infections and genital herpes?

How do you tell the difference between a urinary tract infections and genital herpes?

Visualization: Utis are usually associated with bladder pain/burning, with no external tender lesions. Genital herpes is characterized classically by surface, very tender ulcers, where the pain is localized. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am being tested for genital herpes today, just started valtrex today. My story is complicated though. Started 5 days ago. 1St diagnosed w UTI, then yeast, then told bactrim did not work for uti. Today had another exam & told possible 1st herpes outbreak, a

I am being tested for genital herpes today, just started valtrex today. My story is complicated though. Started 5 days ago. 1St diagnosed w UTI, then yeast, then told bactrim did not work for uti. Today had another exam & told possible 1st herpes outbreak, a

Sounds like herpes: Typical story for initial genital herpes. I hope your genital sore (s) were tested for HSV by PCR or culture (PCR is best). If positive, make sure the virus is typed, i.e. HSV1 or HSV2, which is very important in predicting future course, need for ongoing Rx, and preventing transmission to partners. If herpes, symptoms should start improving soon on valacyclovir (Valtrex). Get partner (s) checked. ...Read more

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Protected sex 9/10.Std screening (alltests) 9/16 - Negative. UTI screening 9/22, neg. Occasionally, slight stinging near tip of urethra after pee. Herpes?

Protected sex 9/10.Std screening (alltests) 9/16 - Negative. UTI screening 9/22, neg. Occasionally, slight stinging near tip of urethra after pee. Herpes?

Probably no STD: If no penis contact with partner's genital area before the condom was in place, no STD is a possible explanation for this symptom. You could have herpes contact above the condom, but that wouldn't cause symptoms at the tip. Basic STD/UTI tests are highly reliable. My guess is nothing wrong except maybe anxiety raising your awareness of trivial sensations you would otherwise ignore or not notice. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent utis?

What can cause frequent utis?

Several rsk factors: Recurrent UTI is defined by having more than 3 infections in a year. There are several risk factors such as kidney or bladder stones, frequent sexual intercourse, use of lubricants and spermicides etc. ...Read more

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What causes the lower pain when you have a uti?

Inflammation: The infection usually causes an immune response in our body and inflammation occurs. ...Read more

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Causes of uti?

Causes of uti?

Bacteria: Typically, a UTI is caused by E.coli, especially in women. Many other bacteria can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Can ky-gel cause uti?

Can ky-gel cause uti?

Unlikely: This lubricant does not generally result in infection. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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. James Lin
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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