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moonlightandmagic

Hi all. I just received positive results from a blood test and am waiting for follow-up appt. I have never had an outbreak, but kept feeling like I had a UTI (without one) and then started having a slight problem starting flow when I went to the bathroom. When I told my doctor this he said I needed to be tested for herpes.

So, what do you do about symptoms? It feels like my urethra is burning, pressure down there, and having to force to start flow. When I had these symptoms last year he sent me to a urologist who did an exam and scope and said everything looks perfectly normal.

Do these things just come and go (as they've done over the last year) or do anti-viral meds take care of symptoms? Will I just have to deal with the symptoms from time to time? Also.. if you don't have sores then how the heck do you ever know if it's HSV related symptoms or something else? At this point, I don't know how I'd *ever* be able to distinguish between having a UTI or this.

Gah!!!

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Acesheart
Hi all. I just received positive results from a blood test and am waiting for follow-up appt. I have never had an outbreak, but kept feeling like I had a UTI (without one) and then started having a slight problem starting flow when I went to the bathroom. When I told my doctor this he said I needed to be tested for herpes.

So, what do you do about symptoms? It feels like my urethra is burning, pressure down there, and having to force to start flow. When I had these symptoms last year he sent me to a urologist who did an exam and scope and said everything looks perfectly normal.

Do these things just come and go (as they've done over the last year) or do anti-viral meds take care of symptoms? Will I just have to deal with the symptoms from time to time? Also.. if you don't have sores then how the heck do you ever know if it's HSV related symptoms or something else? At this point, I don't know how I'd *ever* be able to distinguish between having a UTI or this.

Gah!!!

Hey moon I don't know about urine flow being a symptom if h ;) . Now peeing with sores active Oh Yeah! Big burns. Try Epsom salts in the bath waters for itches, tingles and aches. They help so many things associated with h. I stayed dormant for 23 years, I'm female and I had vag & anus herps, lasted 4 months long, ex husband gave it to me :( . I take antivirals daily, they still allow me to feel the prodrome symptoms,also I had my second outbreak on daily antivirals. They supress the outbreaks and reduce shedding. Good luck. Take care, Ace :hithere:

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Hey moon I don't know about urine flow being a symptom if h ;) .

Oh, it is a symptom, yes. It is called Elsberg Sydrome or Sacral Myeloradiculitis.

The sacral nerves control the bladder. They are also the nerves that "host" genital herpes.

The virus can cause a disruption of these nerves, which is why a person may have difficulty urinating. Sometimes also causes trouble with bowel movements.

Some folks end up in hospital with a catheter, in order to be able to urinate. Sometimes it is necessary to learn how to self-catheterize. The antiviral meds should help some, as should time.

:wavey:

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