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just tested positive w/herpes 2: different symptoms

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  • Posted By: alpach
  • April 10, 2008
  • 01:29 AM

I was just diagnosed herpes 2.

About 4 weeks ago, and 25 days or so after being with a new partner, i started to feel a very irritable and sensitive irritation at the tip of my penis.

I thought it may have been the clothes/boxers I was wearing and it somehow scraped the tip of my penis, but it didnt seem to go away.

Then burning started after urinating and just all the time pretty much general and a very painful pinching feeling it all feels like its right at the tip of the penis.

My doc said he thought it may be a UTI so he prescribed me antibiotics cipro. I took it for 2 days and then just got my std tests back and tested positive for Herpes2.

I'm worried that the pain in my penis and irritation on the tip maybe something totally unrelated as in urethra irritation from the recent sex ive been having.

I was just prescribed acyclovir but have been reading its mostly for sores? i dont have any sores.

I do have extremely sensitive skin right under the head of penis and have encountered small cuts or nicks in that area from sex or oral sex but think its just from the sex and not using lubrication sometimes. Can this be related?

Ive searched online and havent found any tip irriration as a symptom of herpes2. Also just pain without blisters or sores is this uncommon? it seems to be getter worse but have only taken the medication today. How long before I can know if the pain and irriation or related to the herpes? Also is there any chance I may have been mis diagnosed?

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  • There's false negatives but usually no false positives. Yes, you can have pain without sores forever. Hope yours passes. Unless you are getting blisters, I don't think the med will do much. If the nerve pain continues, there is gabapentin for it, but it sounds more like an initial outbreak...little cuts/bug bite looking stuff..yep...Tell that girl you are going to sue her. And you need to be careful and inform females. One baseball star was sued for 1 million for giving it to a woman. She won.Join http://www.mpwh.net/ for a support group and read their discussion questions.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Your partner should be tested. Perhaps she is unaware that she is infected. At the very least, she should be told that you are infected. And if you have been with anyone else, they should be told.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have a burning pain within, feels like its at the head mostly and extreme irritation/sensitivity at the tip. Is this the nerve pain u mentioned that can go on forever, I would go insane?Everywhere I read it seems my symptoms are more like Urethra irritation so I went to a Urologist. He really didn't seem to know much but he said I may have Urethitis and the herpes may have been there for a while. I've had no blisters but the pain is driving me crazy.Ive been on acyclovdir for 2 weeks now. The urologist gave me Cipro to take for 14 days, its been 6 days and I still feel the pain and irritation and I'm really worrying. Does that usually take longer to work?Nobody seems to know anything about just pain and burning/tip irritation and sensitivity in relation to herpes. I can't even find information on just general herpes pain, everything i read is related to to pain from blisters and sores and both doctors say my pain is not a herpes symptom. I'm confused, worried and frustrated someone please help.
    alpach 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am a female who has had herpes for about a year now, and also have pain without sores. I used the acyclovir cream when I had my worst outbreak and it did help, even thought I didn't have sores. Then I had a similar pain in my clitoris and pain during urination or when touched. I assumed it was just herpes, but when it turned out it was tricomoniasis. This is an STD that you can also get from sharing towels, trying on underwear ect. It's easily and quickly treated with anitbiotics but your doc won't notice it unless he/she tests for it. Good luck. I was just diagnosed herpes 2. About 4 weeks ago, and 25 days or so after being with a new partner, i started to feel a very irritable and sensitive irritation at the tip of my penis. I thought it may have been the clothes/boxers I was wearing and it somehow scraped the tip of my penis, but it didnt seem to go away. Then burning started after urinating and just all the time pretty much general and a very painful pinching feeling it all feels like its right at the tip of the penis.My doc said he thought it may be a UTI so he prescribed me antibiotics cipro. I took it for 2 days and then just got my std tests back and tested positive for Herpes2.I'm worried that the pain in my penis and irritation on the tip maybe something totally unrelated as in urethra irritation from the recent sex ive been having. I was just prescribed acyclovir but have been reading its mostly for sores? i dont have any sores. I do have extremely sensitive skin right under the head of penis and have encountered small cuts or nicks in that area from sex or oral sex but think its just from the sex and not using lubrication sometimes. Can this be related?Ive searched online and havent found any tip irriration as a symptom of herpes2. Also just pain without blisters or sores is this uncommon? it seems to be getter worse but have only taken the medication today. How long before I can know if the pain and irriation or related to the herpes? Also is there any chance I may have been mis diagnosed?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 5, 2009
    • 03:04 PM
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  • hey, I have the same exact problem... Did you ever figure out what it was?I was just diagnosed herpes 2. About 4 weeks ago, and 25 days or so after being with a new partner, i started to feel a very irritable and sensitive irritation at the tip of my penis. I thought it may have been the clothes/boxers I was wearing and it somehow scraped the tip of my penis, but it didnt seem to go away. Then burning started after urinating and just all the time pretty much general and a very painful pinching feeling it all feels like its right at the tip of the penis.My doc said he thought it may be a UTI so he prescribed me antibiotics cipro. I took it for 2 days and then just got my std tests back and tested positive for Herpes2.I'm worried that the pain in my penis and irritation on the tip maybe something totally unrelated as in urethra irritation from the recent sex ive been having. I was just prescribed acyclovir but have been reading its mostly for sores? i dont have any sores. I do have extremely sensitive skin right under the head of penis and have encountered small cuts or nicks in that area from sex or oral sex but think its just from the sex and not using lubrication sometimes. Can this be related?Ive searched online and havent found any tip irriration as a symptom of herpes2. Also just pain without blisters or sores is this uncommon? it seems to be getter worse but have only taken the medication today. How long before I can know if the pain and irriation or related to the herpes? Also is there any chance I may have been mis diagnosed?
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  • I was just diagnosed herpes 2. About 4 weeks ago, and 25 days or so after being with a new partner, i started to feel a very irritable and sensitive irritation at the tip of my penis. I thought it may have been the clothes/boxers I was wearing and it somehow scraped the tip of my penis, but it didn't seem to go away. Then burning started after urinating and just all the time pretty much general and a very painful pinching feeling it all feels like its right at the tip of the penis. My doc said he thought it may be a UTI so he prescribed me antibiotics cipro. I took it for 2 days and then just got my std tests back and tested positive for Herpes2. I'm worried that the pain in my penis and irritation on the tip maybe something totally unrelated as in urethra irritation from the recent sex Ive been having. I was just prescribed acyclovir but have been reading its mostly for sores? i don't have any sores. I do have extremely sensitive skin right under the head of penis and have encountered small cuts or nicks in that area from sex or oral sex but think its just from the sex and not using lubrication sometimes. Can this be related? Ive searched online and haven't found any tip irritation as a symptom of herpes2. Also just pain without blisters or sores is this uncommon? it seems to be getter worse but have only taken the medication today. How long before I can know if the pain and irriation or related to the herpes? Also is there any chance I may have been mis diagnosed? Hi, I got Herpes after being with a new partner. He denied it up and down but I managed to live to be 42 with many partners and never got Herpes! The first outbreak is extremely painful and I went on antivirals and am still on them today. The good news is while you are on them you may get only one outbreak a year and you have a lower chance of passing it. After the first outbreak the next one will be much less painful. I have had a couple bf's since then which I told up front about having Herpes. We used protection and I take an anti viral daily and neither got Herpes. The other weird thing is I have not had the flu or a cold in two years so the anti virals may fight off colds? Stay on the antivirals and Good Luck. Life goes on and always be honest and upfront about it because no one should have to find out the way we did.
    keleeemo 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Is the pain going to stop before the end of the infection?
    jessebear 1 Replies Flag this Response
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