Symptoms of herpes
Herpes in men and women:
The signs and symptoms of herpes indicating exposure to the virus are the same for men and women. The early symptoms are:
- Generalized aches and pains in the legs, buttocks and sexual organ area
- Pain and pressure in the area between your belly button and your sexual organs
- An unusual discharge from the vagina or penis
- An itching or burning feeling in your sexual organs area including the rectum
- A fever and upset stomach that you may think is the flu
The next stage of Herpes includes:
- Blisters near the area where the virus has entered the body such as the mouth, penis or vagina
- Open sores develop next, crust over and then heal
- A burning sensation when you urinate
What should I do now that I have herpes?
Once you have determined you’ve been infected. Think about where you got it from. Make sure to inform the likely people that caused you to contract the virus. The next thing to do is to look up a clinical doctor in the town. Make an appointment to get checked out and treated as soon as possible. Also, recommend that your partner be seen as well.
You aren’t the only one infected. About 16% of Americans are infected with HSV-2. This is about 1 in 6 people between the ages of 14-49, more people then most realize. Women are more likely to be infected at a rate of 1 in 5 to men’s 1 in 9 infection rate. Women are just more likely to become infected. Return to previous from symptoms of herpes.