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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Painful Urination Associated With Genital Herpes Last

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Painful Urination (Definition)

Painful urination is the high end of urethral discomfort at voiding, which may result from UTI, STD-related urethritis, stone passage, aftereffect of transurethral procedures, but with widely variable expression & intensity reflecting personal tolerance & coping ability. So, interpreting it with ...Read more


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When you get genital herpes does it always burn to urinate?

When you get genital herpes does it always burn to urinate?

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 as well as from subject to subject. ...Read more

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How can urination burning be releaved with genital herpes?

Speak to your doctor: Often the urine touches the herpes lesions which causes the burning. There are creams that can be used to help. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with genital herpes today. It really hurts when I urinate what can I do? Ps I am a female even though my profile says male!

I was diagnosed with genital herpes today. It really hurts when I urinate what can I do? Ps I am a female even though my profile says male!

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 with pain on urination and can precipitate urinary retention. Appropriate antiviral treatment with Acyclovir or valacyclovir should help healing. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes cause white cell in urine ?

Can genital herpes cause white cell in urine ?

Yes: But many other suspects. See your dr. When you ask this, are you referring to a microscopic or dipstick test? Or is it something seen with unaided eye? Burning pain? Drip? Blood? Increased frequency ; urgency of urination? If you have sores they should be cultured promptly. ...Read more

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Is the genital herpes virus present in your urine, saliva, semen etc.?

Is the genital herpes virus present in your urine, saliva, semen etc.?

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 urine or saliva, and probably not semen. ...Read more

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Would genital herpes show up in a urine culture? I think I've been exposed.

Would genital herpes show up in a urine culture? I think I've been exposed.

Wouldn't show up.: Unfortunately, genital herpes would not show up on a urine culture. There are blood antibody tests available, but they would take at least six weeks from the day of exposure even be slightly positive. ...Read more

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Could you get infected with your own genital herpes on the face with urine?

Could you get infected with your own genital herpes on the face with urine?

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 someone has had genital or oral herpes more than 2-3 months, auto-inoculation is very rare. Use common sense hygiene, i.e. wash hands after toilet, and limit hand contact with face/eyes during genital herpes outbreaks. Otherwise no worries about it. ...Read more

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Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face ?

Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face ?

Herpes: That sounds very unlikely. Herpes can spread fairly easily through contact with body fluids. When in doubt, a blood test can confirm or exclude herpes 1 or 2. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...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