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I may be having a genital herpes outbreak. I had my first

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I may be having a genital herpes outbreak. I had my first one about 6 months ago - confirmed HSV1. I thought earlier I was getting a UTI - had some irritation and frequency. But then thought there may be some areas by my urethra that looked like possible
herpes, but not sure. I also have IBS - usually constipated. But haven't eaten well the last 2 days (more snacky/junk food) so thought maybe I was having also an IB attack - bad cramping and diarrhea. I used to get that years ago with the IBS. Was wondering
if diarrhea could be from a possible herpes outbreak or maybe I also have a bug. I do have valtrex, but did not take any because of the cramping and diarrhea.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.

Did you have any cramps or diarrhea the last time you took valtrex?

Was the area where you had the herpes outbreak 6 months ago in the same place as the areas by your urethra? Thank you.