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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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Hi I am 28 year old female, I have lived with GH for 10 years now. I have never spread it to anyone, when I first got it I had very painful and horrible outbreak which was when I initially went in and had swab test and got diagnosed. I immediately started Valtrex, and changed my diet, took out alcohol coffee, looked up foods containing arginine, and tried to make sure I kept a better balance between high lysine foods. The first outbreaks will always be so much worse than later on. I was crying and could hardly sit or walk at first, and now I might only get a few slightly uncomfortable symptoms a few times a year usually only if I have a cold or virus and my immune system is a bit lower than usual, and were also greatly reduced after the first few years of taking Valtrex. I went off of it in spurts though when things got under control because I wasn't completely assured that it wouldn't result over large amounts of time hard on the liver. Epsom salt baths and Aloe Propolis Creme seems to eliminate immediately for me now and I am not on any medication and have not been for 4 years what so ever now. I know how you are feeling right now, but trust me it will get easier and more manageable. I have always told every partner or bf before hand and I just kept them very in the know of everything and was honest and never had any issues. Its just mostly the stigma people put towards it honestly, but the truth is it's becoming very common and eventually it's going to be as common as cold sores. You can catch it even with a condom and many people can have it for very long periods of time without it surfacing. Do not feel ashamed of anything. Ignore the name calling, I lost a fiancé over mine. I was sexually taken advantage of and assaulted after a party in my teen years, and my then fiancé didn't believe me and broke up with me. Now I am happy he did it he wasn't a good guy to be in a serious relationship with and I was so much better with him years down the road as just a friend, saved me a ton of grief! At the time was awful though I was a mess. Don't under value yourself one bit! Actually years later many times he called me trying to get me back but too bad for him. There are websites to talk to other people with it, and even groups on facebook that are very discrete. If given your email I could invite you to one of them through email not sure how that will work privacy wise but just thought I would put that out there as well. You can email me if you need to talk to someone I don't mind. The whole small town I live in knows I have it I don't really keep anything secret lol so it doesn't really matter to me staying anonymous. We all need support and understanding and karma always bites those who are quick to point and judge anyhow so don't worry things will take care of themselves by themselves.


Hi! I was diagnosed in summer, worst pain ever, my symptoms are similar to yours, I use lidocaine ointment. It feels cool down there but numbs everything. I've only been with 2 people and the second person gave it to me the first time. My first outbreak was so bad I had to hold a cup right to where the pee came out because it hurt so bad and so it wouldn't touch my sores! I've also heard that olive leaf extract works great!


Firstly, I just want to say how sorry I am that you're going through this. Your husband had no right to tell you that, do not ever think that you are dirty - this can happen to anyone. 1 in 5 people in the US have herpes (that's 50 million people!), and 85% do not even know it. I was diagnosed a little over a year ago with very similar symptoms. I had terrible hemorrhoids I was treating with epsom salt baths. I too had an outbreak near my anus, and every subsequent outbreak I've had has been in the same general area. Continue to treat your hemorrhoids the same way - salt baths should not affect your herpes, nor will it cause it to spread. But, to be sure, talk to your doctor and come up with a game plan. I've had a few outbreaks since I was first diagnosed, so I've decided to take Valtrex everyday now, as a preventative. Herpes is not fun, but it's just something to deal with. It's not life-threatening, it's barely even life altering. Someone who truly cares about you will not care that you have Herpes. When you first find out, it's devastating, but it does get better, I promise.

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I was diagnosed about 6 months ago- I had two horrible outbreaks back to back- the first one I also had flu like symptoms. I had been married for 10 years and (even still) not ever been with anyone else- I also had STD testing prior to having sex with my then boyfriend. So-- I guess I know where I got it! The weird thing is I never had an outbreak until 6 months ago and have not been sexually active with my now ex husband (having nothing to do with the herpes) for over 5 years! I just broke out again today and I called my doc for the RX but it never got called in-- I am pretty depressed over the whole thing ...I don't really think my ex was cheating but really- it doesn't matter now - I aporeciate the posts here!! Thank you !!


This may sound weird or odd but try blow drying them. It helps them to stay dry and wear panttie liners it help to keep them dry. Change the liners 3 or 4 times a day.


Diaper rash ointment or any ointment that contains 20%-40% of zinc oxide can be used in that area along with lidocaine for topical relief.

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