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mariag
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I'm a 19 year old girl in college and I've had a boyfriend for a year. My friend and I yesterday were talking about how she knows someone who works in the health center here and they told her that an average of 5 girls everyday go in thinking they have a UTI and its actually herpes. Earlier that day (not to be gross) I had diarrhea and wiped the "wrong" way. Now i think i have a UTI (which I have gotten before and usually away after a few days of drinking cranberry juice) and I'm freaked out. How worried should I be? I have no other symptoms of anything but I am generally the type that worries a lot. If it doesn't go away soon I will go check it out, but I was hoping you could tell me how common of a herpes symptom it is and how worried i should really be. Thanks.

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Maria G.

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I don't think what your friend meant to say is that a UTI is a symptom of Herpes. Rather, what she may have meant is that people experience symptom of Herpes and mistakenly assume it is a UTI.

Are you actually experiencing symptoms of a UTI right now? If so, then I suggest that you make an appointment to be seen for it and get treatment. (It's always a good idea to get a UTI treated, as it can have pretty serious long-term effects.)

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mariag
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Yea i mean I am having symptoms of a UTI (pain when I urinate), just because I have that is it likely that I would have it?

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Maria G.

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Painful urination is a symptom of UTI. Does that mean that you have one, for sure? Well, we can't tell you. But like I said, since a UTI should be treated as soon as possible, it's a good idea to get checked out, just to be on the safe side.

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Thank you for your help.

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Maria G.

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