So I'm really confused and think my doctor is a quack!! I was recently diagnosed with herpes through a viral culture. I didn't think it was possible, but I took the news and accepted it. It was an awful experience...and I have read that many agree!! The trouble is that i have not been able to urinate normally since the "outbreak". I feel like I have to go all the time and it takes forever to actually start. It feels like the pain is up inside...like my actual bladder. I have done my research online and asked the nurses in my doctor's office if it is possible to have the herpes virus cause this. They assured me no...but I am seeing from research online that it is. The have given me bactrim and treat it as a UTI, even though there is no infection in my urine. They want me to come back in for more tests and suspect I might have had shingles. I have never heard of shingles causing this much trouble. I work in a nursing home type setting and recently one person I work with daily just had shingles. I didn't think you could "catch" shingles from contact like that. The nurse mention that I may not have herpes at all...but my culture came back positive because I had internal shingles (which is a type of herpes virus). They never did a blood test or anything since the culture came back positive for herpes, there was no point I guess. I'm just so confused. Has anyone heard of such a thing? I am obviously going for more tests next week...but was just looking for feedback before then. Thanks.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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