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What are some symptoms of genital herpes?

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General symptoms of genital herpes include:

Many people with recurrent herpes experience warning signals up to 48 hours before an outbreak. These may consist of tingling, itching, or pain at the site of the eruption, or pain running down into the buttocks or to the knees.

  • Numbness, tingling, or burning in the genital region
  • A burning sensation while urinating or having intercourse
  • Painful urination, difficulty urinating, or a frequent need to urinate
  • Watery blisters in the genital area

SOURCES:

CDC: "Genital Herpes -- CDC Fact Sheet."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Genital Herpes."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 30, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Genital Herpes -- CDC Fact Sheet."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Genital Herpes."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 30, 2019

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