Signs and Symptoms of Genital Herpes
Sometimes signs and symptoms of genital herpes are not seen. For the first time infected with herpes, may not be aware of any specific symptoms. As a result, they do not know that he has been infected with the herpes virus. Symptoms of genital herpes may include:
- Open wounds and red look without pain, itching, or amusement.
- Sensation of pain, itching, or amusement around the genital area or anal area.
- Blisters that break and open in the vicinity of the genital, rectum, thigh, and buttocks.
- Feeling pain while urinating.
- Lower back pain.
- Experiencing flu symptoms such as fever, loss of appetite, and fatigue.
- Open wounds or blisters on the cervix.
- The presence of fluid coming out of the vagina.
The HSV virus can become latent or inactive in the body for some time. However, this virus can return to active and trigger the onset of genital herpes symptoms. In other words, once the symptoms of the first infection disappear, it does not mean the virus also disappears from our body. The virus may still settle in the body.
When first infected, the body will produce antibodies to fight the infection. It allows the body to recognize viruses and build the strength needed to fight HSV more effectively. Therefore, the recurrent infection or symptoms that occur will not be as severe as the first infection. The frequency will decrease and the symptoms will disappear faster.