What are the symptoms of recurrent herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in men?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Folusakin O Ayoade, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In men, recurrent genital herpes presents as 1 or more patches of grouped vesicles on the shaft of the penis, prepuce, or glans. Urethritis is uncommon. Pain is mild, and lesions heal in 7-10 days. The frequency and severity of recurrences decrease with time. [2]


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