Genital herpes is a long-term condition with most individuals having recurrences. Most cases of genital herpes are caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
The first attack of genital herpes can cause several different symptoms including:
- Painful red blisters that burst to leave open scores around your genitals, rectum, thighs and buttocks.
- Pain when you past out urine.
- Blisters inside the vagina.
- Vaginal discharge in women.
- Aches and pains
It’s treatment can be effective if started early and can reduce the severity of an attack.