Hi, thanks for your questions. It sounds unusual that you would have genital symptoms at the same time as when you have an outbreak on your lips. There are a number of possible reasons this could be happening.The way to find out if there is a herpes outbreak on the outside of your penis ( red mark you mentioned) or inside your penis ( feels itchy inside with clear discharge) , would be to do a herpes swab from your penis when you have symptoms. You can also do other sti testing if needed at the same time to rule out sti symptoms. If you are getting frequent outbreaks then the doctor can provide a prescription for a daily antiviral medication which will suppress outbreaks and also lower the risk of transmission. To find an STI clinic near you in British Columbia, see https://smartsexresource.com/get-tested/clinic-finder
This answer was posted on August 30, 2018.
This answer was updated on February 7, 2022.