I am going to pass on that one... there are people who are here who are a lot more knowledgeable on symptoms than I am who can better advise. The site will be busier later as a lot of people using it are from the US so hold tight. The chat room is also good for getting answers.
You are in good company here with people who care
Idk what to say.. I'm 34 weeks pregnant (in third trimester) with my first outbreak and diagnostic with hsv 2 which was given to me by my kids father who I've been dating since 2010. Feeling supper hopeless and scared haven't told anyone about the virus besides my partner and he isn't showing any emotion to the situation
I went to the doctors 4 days ago and they told me I have herpes type 2. I didn't believe them. Always used protection etc. I asked for a second opinion. In walks another doctor and says "oh yes it's herpes." The room started spinning, my whole world has crashed with words like 'incurable' 'highly contagious'. Etc I haven't eaten for 4 days, my body aches, I can't sleep.
For me it all started with wearing some denim shorts that were too tight. I went to the seaside for the day and had no option but to wear the stupid things. They really rubbed me sore 'down there'. I started using thrush cream as I thought I had thrush but went to the doctors just to check.
I have been with my new partner for 18 months, this is my first outbreak. But I know 100% I caught this from the guy before. I remember I saw what looked like two in-growing hairs in his groin and when I asked about them he just said they were spots that he had scratched and they just got sore. I rather naively and stupidly believed him. This virus has taken nearly two years to show itself. During the past two years me and my partner have used no protection as I had the coil fitted.
Looking back I have had episodes of 'thrush' that could have been herpes?
This outbreak started with flu like symptoms, (the glands under my armpits ache (is this normal?) I had a bit of a fever, cold and sinus' affected, but continued to go to work etc
i haven't showed up at work which for me is never heard of, never had a day off sick, ever!
Having googled everything I'm scared to death my ex has hiv. I'm at the clinic on an emergency appointment in two hours for tests. I have three children who don't know what on earths going on. My world is falling apart. I need results like yesterday and this all to go away. Thank you for listening.
Do the symptoms I've described sound consistent with this kind of infection?
Not really sure how to handle the situation.. in a pretty dark place - but I guess this is a stage most people on here go through?
In your opening post you say that this happened after receiving oral sex.... thus the most likely outcome (for herpes) is that you have been infected genitally by an oral infection of herpes. Oral herpes is almost always HSV1 which is good news for you as HSV1 is less severe genitally and lots of people have it orally so they already have antibodies
Hey guys, it started 5 months ago..
I am not sure what the test results mean either.. I am also not sure why they didn't test for 1 or 2.
The Dr said that it was not possible from a blood test to test which one it was, and only a direct test of the infection could tell me this, which is why he did a swab. But I am not convinced the test will come up with anything.. If he the swab comes back negative, do you think it is safe to assume I do not have an infection in my urethra? There is no other possible place he could swab.
@Wilsolnaus, I don't think my parents ever had an infection.. I will ask.
The Urologist did an ultrasound of bladder and kidneys, and he put his finger in my bum, and didn't find anything unusual. He said there was no point in doing any further tests.. I must say I've really lost trust in doctors.. This STD specialist GP has never heard from exclusive herpetic urethritis. He also says if there are no sores, then I can trust I am not contageous.. this doesn't line up with what I've read online.
Given the symptoms I've described, and the relative mildness of the symptoms, does it sound like possible herpes? I'd imagine the urethritis means there are sores inside the urethra, which I think I'd be aware of on a more constant bases, as opposed to sporadic nerve twinges.
One of our members has contacted the Pharmacy in Kiel Germany inquiring about getting the cream.. will keep us informed. They were suppose to ship to me via pay pal etc. Then no response. I reached out again last week no response back. Will try again...