Patient Comments: Genital Herpes - Symptoms


What symptoms of genital herpes did you have with your first outbreak?

Comment from: Elite, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

Blisters appearing like pimples, fever and severe pain that caused unconsciousness were the first symptoms of genital herpes in me.

Comment from: herpessucks, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

Just before my divorce, my husband came home from work with a horrible 'heat rash' around his genitals. He would not even let me touch him because he hurt so badly. I tried to get him treatments for heat rash since he said that was what it was. None of them worked. I left him a few weeks later due to his abuse. I was so depressed at the time, that I did not care that it hurt to urinate and that I had what I thought was a pimple near my anus. It wasn't until a couple years later and a new obstetrician/gynecologist who said that I should have the full spectrum of tests run that I found out that I had genital herpes. I now know what is happening when I have an outbreak and do not blame it on hemorrhoids anymore. It is painful, bloody and not something I would wish on my worst enemy. I am now celibate by choice because I will not expose anyone else to this horrible disease. I confronted him with it and, of course, he denies having it, but will not go get tested to confirm that. We had been married for over 10 years and I trusted him to be faithful. Obviously, that is not the fact. Please be careful and watch for the symptoms even if you think you are in a monogamous relationship, or you could pay for it for the rest of your life.

Comment from: QueenBee59, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I just learned yesterday that I have herpes 2. My symptoms came fast and furious. Itching and burning beyond belief. The pain is unbearable. Urinating caused me to scream. I couldn't sleep at night because of the pain. I often had to have cold compresses between my legs to get relief. I made an appointment with my doctor and she knew right away by looking. I was not expecting it at all.

Comment from: R gal, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

For the past three months, I'm having outbreaks of genital herpes recurring though not severe, but it's very irritating.


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