Symptoms of genital herpes can vary greatly in presentation, severity and duration in different people, and even in the same person during different outbreaks. The possible herpes symptoms include:
- Aching joints
- Leg Pain
- Flu-like symptoms
- Enlarged groin lymph nodes
- Painful urination
- Discharge from penis or vagina
- Blisters, ulcers, lesions or sores on the throat, mouth, genitals, cervix , thighs, near the anus, on the buttocks and/or inside the urethra
If you think your herpes symptoms are consistent with genital herpes, your next step should be to see a doctor or health care provider. Family doctors, dermatologists, gynecologists, urologists, and infectious disease specialists are all familiar with genital herpes, and can help you sort out your choices for confirming a diagnosis.
If you are emotionally struggling with your herpes symptoms, or the stigma attached to the diagnosis, you don’t have to be alone. Help is available. Our therapists at Sex Therapy in Philadelphia are knowledgeable in this area and can help. Call today (215) 570-8614.