More on Genetic Herpes
Genital herpes is one of the most common diseases. In most of the infected, the disease is asymptomatic, as a result of which the timeliness of treatment is not ensured, and, as a result, complications develop. In addition, not knowing about the existing disease, a person can infect his partner as well. The main peak in the spread of the disease occurred at the end of the 20th century during the sexual revolution in the United States. Then the new “trend of fashion” spread to Europe and after some time reached Russia. The fashion for oral sex also contributed to the spread of the disease.
After contracting genital herpes, STD symptoms appear as a rash consisting of small blisters filled with fluid. In men, such a rash most often appears on the foreskin, less often on the head and body of the penis, in women – on the labia, cervix. In addition, the rash spreads to the perineum and thighs. Within four days from the onset of the rash, the bubbles open, and erosions form in their place, touching which is painful. A few days later, a crust forms at the site of the opened bubbles, which can be either brownish-red or grayish-yellow in color. This may be accompanied by an increase in temperature up to 38 ° C and an increase in lymph nodes in the groin area. In places of rashes, the patient feels soreness, burning and itching. After 10-14 days after the onset of the rash, the crusts disappear, and the pigmentation remaining in their place disappears.
Genital herpes can also develop into a recurrent form, which is characterized by a severe course of the disease. With this form of the disease, the bubbles open earlier, and the painful sensations, itching and burning sensations are felt by the patient more strongly. Genital herpes can be typical, atypical, and subclinical. With a typical form, a standard rash and painful sensations in the affected area are observed. Symptoms of STDs in atypical form are blurred: there are either rashes, or painful sensations, or inflammation in the affected area, which complicates the accurate diagnosis of the patient. Most often, this form of the disease develops in women. In the subclinical form of the disease, microcracks appear for a short period of time. Their healing process takes no more than a day and is accompanied by itching. Perhaps the complete absence of any unpleasant sensations, as a result of which the disease may remain undetected for several years.
There is also an asymptomatic form of the disease. The typical symptoms of STDs in the form of rash and itching are not observed. Signs of inflammation during the examination are also not detected.
Quite often, genital herpes is combined with other diseases of the genital area and affects the urethra, bladder, urethra, mucous membrane of the anus, vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries, prostate gland and seminal vesicles. Due to the frequent absence of any symptoms of the disease, it is difficult to establish the presence of damage to internal organs in a timely manner.
Symptoms of STDs in women with lesions of the urethra and bladder are pain and sting at the beginning of urination. In this case, the urge to urinate appears quite often. With cystitis, pain appears at the end of urination. Also, pain is felt in the bladder area, and blood is observed in the urine. With herpes lesions of the anus and rectum, a crack is formed, which is accompanied by itching. During pregnancy, the virus can cause miscarriage, both early and late, stillbirth and premature birth.
In men, the defeat of the urethral virus is accompanied by sensations of burning and heat in the urethra and cramps during urination. Often, the disease takes over the bladder. Symptoms of the disease in this case will also be pain, burning and stinging when urinating. The nature of the stream and the frequency of urination vary. The defeat of the anus and rectum in men is accompanied by the same symptoms as in women. With damage to the prostate, changes in the male reproductive function are noted and pain appears. Up to 21% of prostatitis cases are caused by the herpes simplex virus.
You can become infected with genital herpes not only through sexual intercourse, but also through hygiene items. Therefore, in no case should you use a towel after a person infected with herpes.