Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
176 Doctors are Online

Treatment for genital herpes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hello recently I had sex and two days after my penis went numb and I have a pain in it like its sending some kind of pain to my head constantly. I can masterbate still but my sperm looks kinda cloudy. I had alot of little bumps on my penis and my doctor said it was herpes. He gave me valtrex and I dont think its the cause of whats happening. Its as if there is a pintching fealing in the tip of my penis and a numbing sensation like i mentioned earlier. I had trouble urinating earlier but it kinda fealins as if i have to go but really dont.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Pls. give me few seconds to go through your query.
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   I have gone through .
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your problem ?
User :   Im in the military and I had a blood test already about 4 days ago. It takes about 2 weeks to get it back though. The military doctors arnt really helping me before hand though.
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   plus i only get this pain when i sit
Doctor :   May I know if you any pus coming out apart from cloudy semen ?
User :   no i havnt had any pre mature sperm in my pants when i wake up in the morning
User :   or pus
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How about any sores ?
Doctor :   Or any itching ?
User :   itching yes sores not that i know of
User :   the bumps i have are in one place on the tip of my penis and they just look shinny in the light
User :   and they are very small
Doctor :   Usually Herpes has a incubatory period of 1-2 weeks.
User :   incubatory?
Doctor :   But 2 days is a bit skeptical?
Doctor :   If you get a infection, time to show up the disease ?
Doctor :   As it is just 2 days, I see something else behind your problem ?
Doctor :   Did you have an intercourse 2-3 weeks previously ?
User :   Well i noticed the bumps within 2 days and the valtrex hasnt done anything i have been taking them 2 times a day for a week +
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   So the previous intercourse might have caused it.
Doctor :   Did you ever have Herpes previously ?
Doctor :   Or previous history of gental sores ?
User :   no not that i remember I have never noticed the bumbs
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   they are new and the fealing in my penis is new
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me advise you on this in a few steps : User :   alright
Doctor :   1.There is no treatment that can cure herpes, but antiviral medications can shorten and prevent outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. 2. In addition, daily suppressive therapy for symptomatic herpes can reduce transmission to partners.
User :   yes they have told me that but are these other cause of herpes
Doctor :   3.If it is for the first time the, medication valterx sometimes can cure you completely if used for 3 weeks
Doctor :   4. Have lots of water and juices.
Doctor :   and fresh fruits and veggies.
Doctor :   Yes, all these are the symptoms of the Herpes Infection.
Doctor :   You have aa wide variety of infection.
Doctor :   symptoms
Doctor :   You have aa wide variety of infection symptoms
User :   meaning?
Doctor :   Like tingling sensation in the genitalia.
Doctor :   Itching in the genitalia
Doctor :   Sores and pain.
Doctor :   Pus coming out of the sores.
Doctor :   Flu like fever
Doctor :   Swollen glands
User :   ok well im about out of valtrex and what they told me is i only take it during a break out so should i ask for more
Doctor :   Yes exactly.
Doctor :   We treat by giving a course for 2-3 weeks and a multivitamin tablet for better immunity status.
Doctor :   Please ask the doctor for same.
User :   ok but the next time i can get any meds in monday do to medical being closed on the weekends
User :   any over the counter drugs i can ake?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   take.
Doctor :   Till then please use Tab.Tylenol twice daily.
Doctor :   Valacycyclovir ointment .
Doctor :   And multi vitamin tabs.
Doctor :   All these 3 are over the counter medications.
Doctor :   Or Zovirax ointment.
User :   so how often are outbreaks doc?
User :   cause the way i see it my whole life has crashed and i have nothing to look forward to. Like a family and a normal sex life
Doctor :   It depends totally on the patient immune status, physical fitness, water intake , oxidant and natural foods.
Doctor :   If these things are taken care of you have a less chance of recurrent infections.
User :   alright so i only have a good physical fitness..
Doctor :   Genital ulcer diseases can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered or protected by a latex condom, as well as in areas that are not covered. Correct and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of genital herpes.
Doctor :   Persons with herpes should abstain from sexual activity with uninfected partners when lesions or other symptoms of herpes are present. It is important to know that even if a person does not have any symptoms he or she can still infect sex partners
Doctor :   Sex partners of infected persons should be advised that they may become infected and they should use condoms to reduce the risk.
User :   ulcers? meaning bumps right?
Doctor :   Yes, the bumps form or convert to ulcers or sores later.
User :   so i dont understand why the tip of my penis only feals weard when i sit
User :   but when i stand...
User :   im fine and feel good
User :   or at least better
User :   they did have me on doxcy and i had drinken alot while me being on it
Doctor :   It might be developing a sore at the tip , have you been examined properly ?
User :   i dono if that could cause anything
User :   the doc looked at it at one point and said it was herpes
User :   then when i got back to the main medical they said it wasnt
User :   idono anymore
Doctor :   And has there been any observation under a magnifying glass ?
User :   no
User :   cause i looked it up online and it sez its not noticed alot of times cause it looks as if nothing is wrong.
Doctor :   Is the doctor a sex disease specialist or a venereal disease specialist ?
User :   like i said doc im in the us marines and the military docs look and if they see nothing they send you on your way
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   they also said herpes wont show up in a blood test and they can only tell if you have had a form of it in your life
User :   is that true?
Doctor :   That is absolutely false.
Doctor :   Health care providers can diagnose genital herpes by visual inspection if the outbreak is typical, and by taking a sample from the sore(s) and testing it in a laboratory. HSV infections can be diagnosed between outbreaks by the use of a blood test. Blood tests, which detect antibodies to HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection, can be helpful, although the results are not always clear-cut.
User :   well thats what they told me i just dont know what to do anymore
Doctor :   Please let them know that there is a blood test and you want to be tested,
Doctor :   I feel that is your basic right.
Doctor :   Take care, and hope you get better medical acre.
Doctor :   bye for now.
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor