It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Herpes Message Board

Prostate and Herpes

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-03-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 2
Grizz HB User
Question Prostate and Herpes

I wanted to know if there is any effect from having herpes on the prostate. I (am 34 yr old male w herpes)have an enlarged prostate, discovered after a cystoscopy. I also had the prostatic massage test and the fluid was cloudy indicating white blood cells, either infection or inflammation, do not know which at this point. Have not had any further testing yet. The doctor said the herpes could have an effect on the prostate but did not elaborate. What other tests might I be looking to have next? Any info. would be appreciated.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-16-2003, 09:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Posts: 123
Shababy HB User

I read that Scientists have found that alot of people with herpes have uteran cancer and they said that herpes raises a female's chance 7 times. I guess they aren't for sure if it's for real but they think there is enough people that have the 2 diseases so they think there's the link between the two. Can't remember the site where I read it though.

Old 03-17-2003, 11:47 AM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dillsburg, PA
Posts: 15
teeyore HB User

i just read your reply and i have to say that it worries me just a little. as i would be a woman, i did not know that having herpes would cause uteran cancer. i guess that i have alot to learn about this std. if you remember where you read it please let me know. thank you

Old 03-17-2003, 12:24 PM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 815
TheOneInFour HB User


According to that book "The Truth About Herpes" herpes does not "cause" cervical cancer, or cancer of any kind. There is a correlation between them, but that doesn't mean one causes the other. A correlation simply means there's a (third) common factor between them somehow.

It's possible that because HPV (human papillomavirus, which causes genital warts, some of which are cancer-causing) is very common and I believe is the most common cause of cervical cancer, and since both herpes and HPV are sexually transmitted, the common thread is sexual activity or possibly more common with multiple partners. The correlation isn't fully understood but one does not cause the other.

If you're concerned, the best thing to do is be sure to get a Pap Smear done every other year (or more frequently; ask your doctor about this). Pap smears will pick up irregularities that indicate a possible pre-cancerous condition.


Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Prostate and Supplements Helopilot52 Cancer: Prostate 10 04-04-2011 05:46 PM
Prostate Cancer Stage and Treatment Route jawhik Cancer: Prostate 10 12-01-2010 10:16 AM
Herpes Spread via Saliva? dancingqueen Herpes 6 04-20-2010 03:22 PM
herpes jlean1 Herpes 1 04-19-2010 09:28 AM
The National Conference on Prostate Cancer 2009 - last weekend in LA - Awesome! IADT3since2000 Cancer: Prostate 10 10-05-2009 04:34 PM
prostate spec antigen (psa) high.....pls help kan82 Urology 4 05-18-2009 08:25 AM
Bacterial Vaginosis=prostate infections? Mark5 Urology 0 09-28-2004 02:26 PM
Is Prostate inflammation a sign of HIV? jonsie78 HIV Prevention 1 01-26-2004 11:40 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:08 AM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!