Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Genital Herpes Health Center

Font Size

Genital Herpes - When To Call a Doctor

If you haven't been diagnosed with genital herpes, call your doctor if you have any of the following:

  • Painful blisters or sores in the genital or pelvic area.
  • Burning or pain while urinating, or you are unable to urinate.
  • Abnormal discharge from the vagina or penis.
  • Reason to think you've been exposed to genital herpes.

If you have been diagnosed with genital herpes, call your doctor if you are having frequent outbreaks.

Recommended Related to Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes Resources

The following resources will help you locate more health information, referrals to clinics and clinical trials, hotlines, support groups, and more.

Read the Genital Herpes Resources article > >

If you are pregnant and have genital herpes, or if you think you have genital herpes, tell your doctor.

Watchful waiting

Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If you have only occasional outbreaks of genital herpes and are comfortable with home treatment, watchful waiting may be all you need.

Who to see

Health professionals who can diagnose genital herpes include:

Treatment may require a referral to a specialist, such as:

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

1

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: December 20, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
Next Article:

Today on WebMD

STD Overview
Slideshow
BHC Healthy Sex Life
Quiz
 
things your guy wish you knew slideshow
Slideshow
Sex Drive Killers 03
Slideshow
 
Genital Herpes Risks Quiz
Quiz
Young couple holding hands
Quiz
 
Hepatitis Prevent 10
Feature
Herpes Vaccine Study
Video
 

If you have genital herpes, do you know the person who passed it to you?


Daughter Development Evaluator
Article
HPV Vaccine Future
Article
 
STD Facts Quiz
Quiz
mother and daughter talking
Tool
 

WebMD Special Sections