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pinknblue720

Ok so I go to the Dr. because I notice this red bump on my labia its just one and ive noticed it several times now. It doesnt hurt just itches and will go away and come back like every once in awhile. Well she does a culture, tells me its most likely herpes. Well the culture came out negative but the blood result came about iffy and she said that means more then likely I have it. So she gives me this medicine Acyclovir. Well I notice a few days after this visit i get bumps up higher where ive never had them before and it hurts horrible bad. Well so i take the medicine the medicine doesnt help, It causes me to throw up, headache, blurry vission just the whole 9 yards, So i go to urgent care. They did a culture On the outbreak and I found today that it came out negative and the nurse told me that if an outbreak came out negative its pretty much positive its not herepes. But the other dr that first treated me is telling me It cant be anything else. What the heck do I do? Could it be anything else??

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Ok so I go to the Dr. because I notice this red bump on my labia its just one and ive noticed it several times now. It doesnt hurt just itches and will go away and come back like every once in awhile. Well she does a culture, tells me its most likely herpes. Well the culture came out negative but the blood result came about iffy and she said that means more then likely I have it. So she gives me this medicine Acyclovir. Well I notice a few days after this visit i get bumps up higher where ive never had them before and it hurts horrible bad. Well so i take the medicine the medicine doesnt help, It causes me to throw up, headache, blurry vission just the whole 9 yards, So i go to urgent care. They did a culture On the outbreak and I found today that it came out negative and the nurse told me that if an outbreak came out negative its pretty much positive its not herepes. But the other dr that first treated me is telling me It cant be anything else. What the heck do I do? Could it be anything else??

I would go to anothe doctor and let them know that you have received mixed reviews on your Herpes Testing....Let them know that you would like a 1gG blood test that can give you a definate on whether you have herpes or not.

Good luck to you and I hope all goes well....and I hope you do not have this virus!

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pinknblue720
I would go to anothe doctor and let them know that you have received mixed reviews on your Herpes Testing....Let them know that you would like a 1gG blood test that can give you a definate on whether you have herpes or not.

Good luck to you and I hope all goes well....and I hope you do not have this virus!

Well the first doctor did do a blood test and she said it came out iffy and told me that means more then likely. But then after i take this medicine and after she messes around with cultures and stuff is when i get the outbreak and urgent care said its negative. So has anyone had an outbreak did a culture and it came out negative?

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clover

Yeah, it's pretty hard to culture herpes accurately. It would be best for you to have another blood test to know for sure. Maybe you should wait another month or two to have one though because it takes about 3 months for the antibodies (that the blood test looks for) to build up in the body. I know you probably don't want to wait but that would give you the most accurate result.

Good luck with this. Hope you feel better soon.

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Shayna

Hi Pinknblue722, Clover had some good advice. The problem with swab testing is that there is a short window of opportunity to collect active viral particles from an area. The timing is cruical for an accurate swab test.

As Faithfulone mentioned, an IgG blood test would be the best way to go.

Welcome to the forum and good luck!!

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ntdc

the blood test was "iffy" what does that mean exactly.

get a IgG (type-specific) blood test minimum 6 weeks after last symptoms and post results here if you dont understand them

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