Just diagnosed with GH yesterday. I thought it was infected hemorrhoids, but it turned out there are 'herpetic lesions ' present just around the opening of the anus and some on the inside. Stings like ccrazy. I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin, fever, nausea, night sweats, diarrhea. I'm not sure who I contracted it from (been separated for 6 months, was seeing someone else and recently starting to reconcile and have relations with my husband). When I found out yesterday i called my husband right away to tell him and he has freaked out and is calling me every nasty name you can think of, as if I don't feel shitty enough. My issue is that I am trying to keep the lesions dry while also trying to keep the hemorrhoid moist...near impossible. I'm also scared that i may have accidentally spread it by having a sitz bath to soothe my aching hemmoroidal area before i found out what the real issue was. I seem to be having more frequent and loose bowel movements and they are quite uncomfortable. I have been rinsing the area with warm water and patting dry. I have been putting peroxide on the area too...the problem is I cant really see the lesions :/ I haven't read any stories of anyone with GH around the anus like I have...maybe less common? I must say the stats on this friggin condition are mind boggling...just love how women are the ones with the nasty outbreaks all the time and men can be silent carriers!
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