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Can genital herpes lead to internal complications?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Meningitis is rare

Genital herpes virus can rarely spread to the blood then brain causing herpes meningitis.
Herpes may also cause urethra irritation causing bladder obstruction (thereby temporarily needing a 'bladder catheter'). Overall: the most important issue with having genital sores: it increases your risk of transmitting or contracting other sexually transmitted infections, including the aids virus.Be careful.

In brief: Meningitis is rare

Genital herpes virus can rarely spread to the blood then brain causing herpes meningitis.
Herpes may also cause urethra irritation causing bladder obstruction (thereby temporarily needing a 'bladder catheter'). Overall: the most important issue with having genital sores: it increases your risk of transmitting or contracting other sexually transmitted infections, including the aids virus.Be careful.
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