You can’t know if it’s herpies without sores or a blood test as it shareable to many symptoms. Have you considered getting a test?
Also, I guess I'd like to know if anyone has ever experienced or if it's normal to feel this dull pain in your urethra before the sores show up. If not it would ease my mind alot because I feel absolutely no discomfort when urinating, and I know herpes in your urethra is said to be extremely painful
You can start testing as soon as 6 weeks post exposure, if the pain persists for more than 3 weeks then you can rule out herpes as herpes initial outbreak cannot be longer than 3 weeks.. It can be many things, possibly a bacterial infection or UTI
Totally agree with spooked1111. This could be many things, like gonorrhea, NGU, a UTI. You need to get this checked. and soon.
Thank you both for the response. I'll be checked as soon as I am back home in the UK. Do you know if it's possible that being in Thailand where the water is not safe to drink, a hotter climate etc. That I'm more likely to get a UTI? I want to assume this is what it is as it's now the third day of feeling this pain but no signs of any other herpes symptoms, and through research I've found that usually I should have lesions or an outbreak within days of feeling discomfort.
Also, I may have noticed a slight swelling in urthera opening, but no discolouring. Could this be an early sign of an outbreak or would I expect it to be discoloured?
Thank you for any and all responses
I know have a red puffed up urethra. Almost certain that it's a herpes outbreak on my urethral opening.
I'm still waiting to go home and get tested, but it seems to be the only explainination with the symptoms I've had.
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Relax. You could have an inflamed urethra from gonorrhea or NGU. How long until you go back to the UK? If it's longer than a couple of days, you may end up very ill from leaving this untreated. You could also cause permanent damage to your fertility if it's either of those.
I have no idea why you are focused on herpes, but you are doing yourself a serious disservice by doing so. We don't ask much here, but we do ask that you read our responses. Both spooked and I mentioned other things that this could be, and you need to hear that. It could be very dangerous for you if you don't.
Dragonman1276 any update on your condition? Have you gotten tested?