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Two weeks after the incident, when I was informed about the possible herpes for a couple days I stopped peeing a lot. I would wake up and not have to go for hours later. But when I did go it was not painful or hard to get out. It could have been that I wasn’t eating or drinking much from the nerves. From what I remember I did not have the feeling that I could not empty my bladder, I merely just didn’t have to. Other than these things there was nothing odd going on genitally. I also believe my OB checked by cervix when I went three weeks later. I’m not sure if she used that long silver rod thing I can’t really remember but I remember her feeling around and pretty far up with her finger and I did not feel any pain when she did that. Can you also explain to me why badder retention is a symptom of the herpes virus.