Herpes on the genitals can cause intense pain and burning, especially on urination. This more likely to occur when the sores are on the cervix in females, or inside the urethra in males. Having genital herpes is not associated with causing cervical cancer. As well as genital herpes, HSV can infect the mouth and cause cold sores. HSV-1 and HSV-2 lesions look the same and can only be distinguished by laboratory testing. Herpes infection sometimes goes unnoticed, particularly in women who may experience internal herpes outbreaks that affect the vaginal walls and cervix.
I am 22 years old and I found out last night I have herpes in my cervix. I’m already pretty antisocial as it is and I have encountered the WORST men. My mind keeps getting caught between the feelings of betrayal, the ambiguity of my diagnosis, and these mysterious lesions on my cervix. Supposedly if you had a lesion on the cervix, you wouldn’t even know.
In women, herpes lesions can occur anywhere in the genital area, including on the vulva, inside the vagina, on the cervix, and in the urethra. Herpes lesions can also occur in areas other than the genital area, such as the buttocks and thighs. Herpes is a lifelong, incurable disease. Genital herpes is transmitted when an active herpes lesion or its secretion comes into direct contact with a break in the skin or the moist membranes of the mouth, penis, vagina, urethra, anus, or cervix.