What are the symptoms of Genital Herpes?
Genital herpes is a dangerous kind of sexually transmitted disease and it spreads mainly through sexual contact with infected people. It can cause pain, itching, and sores in your genital area and if you're infected, it can be contagious even if you have no visible sores. So how do you identify the different symptoms of genital herpes?
Symptoms of Genital Herpes
Identify genital herpes through symptoms and they are:
For women, the initial symptoms of the disease are difficult to identify. The first common symptom is the constant feeling of tiredness and fever, some people feel itching and burning in the genitalia which makes them think that they are suffering from genital infections. After that, small patches of acne may appear on the patient’s body and this may develop into sporadic or clustered acne, after some time this acne will develop into vesicles.
People with genital herpes also have other symptoms such as pain in the muscles, headache, fatigue, mild fever, pain during urination, swollen lymph nodes, pain and itchiness around the genital area.
In men, symptoms of the disease appear mainly in the scrotum, penis, thighs, anus, and/or inside the urethra.
In women, ulcers appear in the vagina, buttocks, anus, and/or cervix.
Genital herpes is a dangerous kind of sexually transmitted disease and without immediate examination and treatment, this disease will present dangerous health complications that can affect fertility drastically.
Causes of Genital Herpes
The virus may also spread to another individual through other areas of skin, such as well as the eyes, but a person cannot become infected with Herpes simplex virus by the towel that has been touched by an infected person. Infection can occur in the following ways:
Having unprotected vaginal or anal sex
Having oral sex with a person who gets cold sores
Sharing sex toys
Having genital contact with an infected person
The virus is most likely to be passed on just before the blister appears when it is visible, and until the blister is completely healed. It can also cause pregnancy complications like miscarriage or premature birth.
Risk Factors of Genital Herpes
The risk factors of genital herpes may include:
Newborn infection: babies born to infected mothers can be exposed to the virus during the birth-giving process, this may result in brain damage, blindness or even death for the newborn.
Bladder problems: in these cases, the sores associated with genital herpes can cause inflammation around the tube that delivers urine from your bladder to the outside world (urethra).
Proctitis: genital herpes can lead to inflammation of the lining of the rectum, particularly in men who have sex with men.
Treatment for Genital Herpes
If you experience these symptoms, go to our doctors to get checked and diagnosed immediately. Patients should not try over-the-counter medicines because these can also make the disease even worse, making the treatment more difficult. Go to Heng Kang Clinic for early treatment right away, our doctor has successfully treated many patients who have genital herpes and now their health has recovered. Therefore, patients can be completely assured when they visit and get their treatments here. Heng Kang Clinic doctors will provide some additional information about the Genital Herpes.
You can visit Heng Kang Clinic at 517-519 Quintin Paredes St., Brgy.289, Binondo, City of Manila, click the consultation box at the right side of your screen or also call us at (02) 356- 0262 to set an appointment.