• Diana Diana
    April 08, 2009
    Can STD's cause diarrhea?
    Diana Diana
    April 08, 2009

    I was given gential herpes sometime in late November or early December and developed really bad diarrhea. Medicine seemed to stop it for a while, but it is back. Can herpes be the cause of it?



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  • SweetGirl April 09, 2009
    April 09, 2009

    Omgosh, my older sister says that maybe that is what caused my U.C. pan colitis/acute...in 1996 when I was pregnant with my daughter, my OBGYN told me that I had herpes in my throat (a tiny white fleck that brushed away with a toothbrush and never came back).  I never had it any place else or ever again.  But in 2002 I was diagnosed with U.C. and my older sister said that maybe me swallowing it (the herpes virus), it traveled to my stomach & colon and caused the U.C.??  What I think really caused it was my taking Sporanox, Lamisil & Diflucan daily for 2 years (alternating those meds) for a fungal nail infection I got in 1997 - warning DO NOT GO TO A NAIL SALON!  My Mom always told me, and did I listen?


  • James Leary August 14, 2014
    James Leary
    August 14, 2014



    It has been a while since you posted, but did the diarrhea ever go away?  I am not a doctor and can't diagnose you, but diarrhea is not one of the commonly listed symptoms of herpes.  I hope you were able to see a doctor about it, since the diarrhea could be related to something else going on.


    Please do let us know how you are doing.  I'm sure your experience could be of great benefit to others on the site!


    Best of luck,



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