Many women and men are wondering what is dangerous genital herpes. The disease is certainly unpleasant, but many consider it harmless. However, it is not. When lowered immunity herpes infection can spread to the internal genital organs and other pelvic organs, nerve cells, and so on, causing serious complications.
How dangerous genital herpes - the types of complications
This "innocent" disease, such as genital herpes can produce a number of complications. All the complications of genital herpes can be divided into local and general complications during pregnancy.
Especially dangerous recurrent herpes with frequent (6-12 per year) exacerbations, as each exacerbation of negative impact, both on the state of the tissues of genitals, and the general condition of the body.
Long for recurrent genital herpes leads to disruption of metabolic processes in the cells of the epithelium of the urogenital organs, which in turn causes dryness and cracks in the skin and mucous membranes of the area. Cracks often located in the area of the vagina and anus, and long-term healing. The cracks are very painful and deliver to patients a lot of discomfort.
Additionally, crack - and this is the gate for the introduction of the integument genital bacterial, fungal, protozoal and viral infections. And as recurrent genital herpes reduces the immunity of obstacles for the implementation of such an infection is practically no.
Most often joins bacterial-fungal infection, there is a constant discharge from the vagina
mucopurulent or cheesy nature, irritation, constant itching and burning. And Connection of additional viral infections such as papilloma virus, resulting in the external genital organs and in the crotch area will genital warts or flat
Flat warts - the most dangerous form
. Warts caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) in some cases a precancerous condition.
Common complications of genital herpes occur primarily in the form of reduced immunity. With frequently occurring relapses of herpes general immunity decreases and the person begins to ache often colds, which can be complicated by inflammatory processes, sometimes turning into a chronic form. Colds and inflammatory processes lead to a further reduction of immunity, which in turn cause more frequent recurrences of herpes. That is, in this case, a vicious circle from which escape is not so easy.
The painful complication of genital herpes is the defeat of herpes infection of the peripheral nervous system, particularly the pelvic plexus. As a result, neuralgia pelvic plexus emerge stronger abdominal pain not associated with cold sores on the skin. Pain often are aching in nature, they can take even manifestations of osteochondrosis. Give them down into the perineum and rectum. But sometimes the pain becomes acute, localized in the abdomen and in some cases even lead to surgery, as reminiscent of the syndrome of acute abdomen.
Genital herpes can completely destroy the sexual and family life and lead to persistent neurosis
Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock
, Feelings of inferiority, it is impossible to create a family, depression
Depression - a little more than a bad mood
Finally, a herpes infection can spread to other organs, including the move up, hitting the uterus and its appendages, urogenital tract and kidneys, liver, lungs, brain and so on. Through the dirty hands of the infection can be entered in the eye.
Complications of genital herpes during pregnancy
Genital herpes rarely causes complications during pregnancy. Recurrent herpes, which began even before the pregnancy, usually not dangerous to the fetus. But it is very dangerous situation when the primary infection with genital herpes occurs during pregnancy. It's almost always a complication of pregnancy - miscarriage, premature birth, and negative impact on the fetus. If infection occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy when there is a bookmark of organs and tissues, it leads to developmental abnormalities. Almost always, the primary herpes is an infection of the fetus in utero. The child in this case, or die soon after birth, or is disabled.
Genital herpes can cause very dangerous complications, difficult to treat.