Hi there, I saw you in chat earlier and tried to chat with you.
Herpes won't cause pain in your rib cage. So please believe that you probably don't have it.
Why do you think you have this virus? Did you have sex with someone you now regret?
Have you ever had mono, chicken pox or a cold sore? If so you already had herpes. This is just a very common, mostly harmless virus.
Please don't believe you have herpes until you test positive for it.
Get to Emergency for a swab now, particularly considering this the worst day.
Can you describe the sores?
Could this be a primary outbreak from a HSV-1 infection? Yes it could, although timing seems a little out Have you had oral sex since the time you describe?
It could also be something else and you're just putting the herpes overlay to it.
Either way, take control and get this sorted!
Thank you for you response.I have sores at the top of my labia and on my butt..
About 2 or 3 weeks ago my boyfriend of a couple months went down on me a few days later he asked if I ever get cold sores cause he had gotten one.. I never have before and told him no but didn't think anything of it at the time.. he said he use to get then when he was a kid.
I've had the symptoms about 4-5 days probably . I've been working out so I at first thought it was just irritation from that.. but Then all of a sudden it got alot worse.. today was definitely the worst day . I had a fever and chills All day and it was just plain painfull and uncomfortable !!!
I feel this is pretty straightforward. A primary genital HSV-1 infection is not readily missed. Hence there is little doubt that oral sex in the week before the first outbreak is the point of infection.
Your partner has an oral HSV-1 infection and has probably done so since he was a child.
A person need not have an outbreak to transmit, but may be shedding sufficient virus to cause infection. This is a 1 in 5000 type shot. It is easy to say why me, but I'm afraid statistically across the world this is what happens. There are some couples that go 50 years together and not transmit while others after a handful of episodes of oral sex.
On average it takes up to years before an infection occurs between a couple. Don't forget that most oral sex you have ever received has been from someone with HSV-1.
Most people that age have HSV-1 so what are you going to do anyway, get everyone you meet tested beforehand? good luck with that...
Look, if he isn't showing signs of coldsores then just get on with it. If you're that worried, don't have oral sex.