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I just received blood test results from planned parenthood. They are:

Herpes AB Type 2 IGG 0.02 Negative (less than 0.90)

The blood was drawn 7-8 weeks (or more) after suspected exposure and pain in my genital region. I have a few questions:

1) What type of test was conducted?

2) What test should I follow this up with to help confirm the results (and when should I take it)?

I am very confused. I still am having very painful symptoms that come in and out. I am on my fourth doctor and am having trouble receiving adequate care. My symptoms and situation are below:

I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend for several months. I later found out she had been sleeping around and broke up with her. About two weeks after the break up I had what felt like chafing around the head of my penis--specifically the corona--hat doesn't go away. The redness remains as very small cell-sized bumps that don't go away but don't leak. The become more red due to touch.

I also have a tightness in my bladder region, which leads to my peeing several times a night and losing sleep. Five weeks later, I am still waking up at night to go pee, sometimes in a cold sweat.

The head of my penis is slightly inflamed and pink and my urethra is tender after peeing. I have tested negative for UTIs, Chlamydia, Ghonorrea, and the usual suspects. There have been no blisters or leaking to swab for herpes, but I have more or less continual pain.

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The IGG blood test is supposed to be the more accurate of the herpes blood tests. However, it can take up to 12 weeks for the antibodies to show up in a blood test. Therefore, this test could be a false negative. I would wait at least another 4 or 5 weeks before being tested again. If that test comes back negative, then you should assume it is not herpes. If you are still having symptoms after that, perhaps consult a urologist to try to get to the bottom of the cause.

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      Ok well the red spots have gone away, do you still have any external symtpoms?
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      Ok So I had unprotected sex with a girl about 5 days ago and the day after I had masturbated an abnormal amount for whatever reason. The following day I noticed my urethra and penis had a bit of pain and then I began to have abnormal pelvic pain, though the lymphnodes in my groin area were not swollen or sensitive. After about three days the pelvic pain continued and my urethra soreness continued as well despite my lack of masturbation. I have also had abnormal headaches and my usual lower back pain as an active athlete. No sores or lesions of sorts just a couple of red spots as I had shaved recently before having the unprotected sex and all these red spots are painless and do not itch. I have also had a constant urge to pee. I am on a rollercoaster of convincing myself that I do not have it and then hitting the internet with my symptoms and going into a panic that I could have HSV 2. Am i being a hypochondriac or should I be worried? Thanks guys

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