(877) 457-3082(866) 660-2593
M-F 6a-9p | Sat 7a-9p | Sun 9a-9p CDT
Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD, July 21, 2017
Anal sores are small, often ulcerated lesions
around the anus. Anal sores normally present themselves as by causing pain and bleeding
relating to bowel movements. Patients sometimes can experience spasms in the ring of muscle (sphincter) around the anus at
the end of bowel movements.
Yes. Getting tested regularly is the best way to stay up-to-date on your sexual health. If
you are having unprotected sex or sex with a new partner, STD testing may be the right
decision for you.
Most patients are surprised to learn that anal sores
can be a symptom of
herpes type 1, or
herpes type 2.
Syphilis is curable with antibiotics if detected
and treated early. As long as it’s treated in the early stages, long-term risks associated
with Syphilis are minimal.
There is not a cure for herpes type 1 or herpes type 2.
Antiviral medications can help prevent the spread and lessen the symptoms of herpes type 1 & 2 but it is not a 100%
guarantee. By taking prescribed medications, using condoms and notifying their partners, patients who test positive for herpes type 1 & 2
can help reduce the risk of infecting others while being sexually active.
Untreated STDs can cause long term health problems for patients, so it’s important to
get tested if you believe you’re at risk.