This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding herpes issues such as: Herpes symptoms and treatments, causes, diagnosis, and herpes in men, tests, telling your spouse or partner.
Are there long-term effects of genital herpes. I had this condition for many years but fairly frequent outbreaks occurred two years ago and now it seems I have less sensation and some proprioceptive numbness and/or mild aching sensations. Also, possibly related - about six months ago I have significant pain in my penis following masturbation but this has remitted.
Could this be residual to my outbreaks or likely due to something else. I am concerned due to the length of symptoms and its ongoing effect on my sexual enjoyment. Is there a medical specialist I can see as my PCP only recommends a urologist - it seems an STD specialist would be more appropriate.
This is not a herpes issue. I'd go for the urology consult for starters and perhaps even a neurology consult in case you have a nerve issue going on that is presenting in your penis ( hope that makes sense ).
There really aren't any long term effects of having herpes.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.