Top
30
Doctor insights on: Is Painful Urination A Symptom Of Genital Herpes

Share
1

1
How can urination burning be releaved with genital herpes?

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

Dr. Marcus Degraw
129 Doctors shared insights

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


3

3
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

4

4
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

6

6
Can you catch genital herpes from urine?

Can you catch genital herpes from urine?

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 virus into the tissues. Urine is an unlikely source of infection. But I would advise you to not press your luck with intentional urine exposure, especially to the eyes (e.g. "golden shower"). ...Read more

7

7
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

8

8
I have genital herpes. First outbreak was lengthy but after six months of getting this virus I am feeling less & some time cloudy urine. Why is that?

I have genital herpes. First outbreak was lengthy but after six months of getting this virus I am feeling less & some time cloudy urine. Why is that?

Genital herpes: Cloudy urine isn't usually a symptom of genital herpes. The urine could be cloudy for other reasons - hydration, bladder infection, foods and medicines you take. The first outbreak of herpes, though, usually is the worst, and if you were treated with antivirals it should decrease number and severity of outbreaks. ...Read more

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
If you have genital herpes and you go to take a pee and a little drop of urine lands on your upper lip, will you get infected?

If you have genital herpes and you go to take a pee and a little drop of urine lands on your upper lip, will you get infected?

Probably not: Transfer of an HSV infection from the area first involved to another area is called auto-inoculation. It sometimes occurs during the first infection, i.e. within several weeks of catching the virus. After that, the immune system prevents auto-inoculation. If someone has had genital or oral herpes more than a few months, it is very unlikely s/he will ever self infect other places on the body. ...Read more

14

14
I have raw sores on the neck of my penis. When I have sex with my wife it hurts. I have been tested for genital herpes with a result of negative. It's like being rubbed raw. I am 58yo and my urine flow is not like it used to be. I dribble, getting some ur

I have raw sores on the neck of my penis. When I have sex with my wife it hurts. I have been tested for genital herpes with a result of negative. It's like being rubbed raw. I am 58yo and my urine flow is not like it used to be. I dribble, getting some ur

Sometime: Sometime a yeast infection can affect a man's penis. If it is present it can cause raw denuded area of pain, irritation, and often times itching. You can try an over the counter cream like Clotrimazole twice a day for a few weeks. If this does not work ask your doctor for an dditional work up or referral to a urologist, especially since it sounds like you have some prostate issues as well.
All the best. ...Read more

15

15
Burning after urination and discharge, irritated red spot next to the vaginal opening and it's red & raw. Genital herpes? Never had sexual contact

Burning after urination and discharge, irritated red spot next to the vaginal opening and it's red & raw. Genital herpes? Never had sexual contact

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. ...Read more

16

16
Is oral or genital herpes always painful? Because I have some symptoms but no pain.

Get checked: If you have symptoms and are concerned, your best bet is to be evaluated by a dermatologist when you are experiencing this symptoms. They would be able to diagnose and treat you if necessary. ...Read more

19

19
I have herpes. Had a stent removed a week ago. Now I have painful urination. What's going on?

I have herpes. Had a stent removed a week ago. Now I have painful urination. What's going on?

Trauma: The painful urination is likely due to the stent removal. Its not a completely uncomplicated event. Was it urethral or ureteral? I would go back to the urologist. ...Read more

20

20
Painful sexual intercourse, painful urge to urinate, bleeding, swelling, itching? Possible genital herpes outbreak?

Possibly herpes: These symptoms are quite typical for newly acquired genital herpes; too severe for an outbreak of recurrent herpes. New herpes is especially likely if at risk, e.g. new partner or partner known to have genital herpes. Severe urinary tract infection or other STD also are possible. Get care ASAP, the sooner the better both for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment if it's herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

22

22
What will help relieve genital herpes symptoms?

Antivirals: Valacyclovir (/valtrex) commonly prescribed to either address flares or for regular use to prevent flare ups. Topical numbing meds help some, even though sores have some nerve-pain ties. Should discuss your situation with your dr who can advise you best for your situation. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
1 doctor agreed:
23

23
Can women even have symptoms of genital herpes?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
1 doctor agreed:

Yes: Women can have the same blistering lesions that men have on their genitalia. ...Read more

24

24
What are the most common symptoms of genital herpes?

What are the most common symptoms of genital herpes?

Discomfort: Painful ulcers in the genital area. Herpes virus lives in the nerves of the body and will cause recurrent ulcers in the same area repeatedly. ...Read more

25

25
Can you tell me what are symptoms of mild genital herpes?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex in the genital area may cause no symptoms in some people. In others, a few weeks after being exposed to herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches ; pains, headache ; swelling of groin lymph nodes. The lesions may be preceded several days by itching ;/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop into blisters. When the blisters break open they ooze fluid or bleed. ...Read more

26

26
Can you tell me how I can relieve genital herpes symptoms?

Medicine: There are several antiviral medicines available to relieve the symptoms and course of the disease. ...Read more

27

27
Should I get tested for genital herpes, if I am not having any symptoms?

Herpes: Every sexually active adult and anyone in relationship should be tested for Herpes. 90% of those infected do not have sores or recurring outbreaks but are just as contagious as those that do have sores. Please get tested. Know your status. ...Read more

29

29
Why don't doctors test for genital herpes unless there are symptoms?

Men will have: Some type of external lesion, or group of lesions that need to undergo direct viral culture which is the gold standard. If nothing is visible then one can only presume that you may have had herpes sometime given the suggestive history. ...Read more

30

30
Can lower pain in your stomach be a sign of genital herpes?

Can lower pain in your stomach be a sign of genital herpes?

Not likely: Abdominal discomfort without any outbreaks of herpes eruption isn't likely to be due to genital herpes. Discuss frequent abdominal discomfort with your physician. ...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