Did you know that herpes symptoms in women can be confused with many common conditions? 85% of people with herpes don’t know they have it! Common symptoms include blisters, sores, itchy areas, tingling, burning, painful urination, skin fissures and cracks, skin ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, depression, pain down the leg, flu like symptoms, body aches and watery vaginal discharge; but how do you know if it is herpes? I have worked with women who were misdiagnosed with several other ailments before they were ever PROPERLY diagnosed with herpes.
Why does this happen?
Herpes is truly the Great Masquerader. Doctors and patients alike misdiagnose herpes all the time. Here is a chart of what women with herpes think they have and what men with herpes think they have.
|What Women With Herpes Think They Have||What Men With Herpes Think They Have|
|Urinary Tract Infection||Jock Itch|
|Menstrual Complaints||Normal Itch|
|Heat Rash||Zipper Burn|
|Urethral Syndrome||Insect or Spider Bite|
|Allergy to condoms, spermacides, sperm, elastic/pantyhose||Allergies to condoms|
|Irritation from bike seat, shaving, douching||Irritation from bike seat, tight jeans, sexual intercourse|