Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
Hopeiscoming

Yikes.....

Recommended Posts

Hopeiscoming

I think i may have been infected with gential herpes.... 2 Days after sex with a "friend" I started to itch all over my gential area and for the rest of that week I was really sick. About 2 weeks after that the itching kept going but moved into my anus. Now its been 5 weeks and I have noticed some dots around my pubic area but I try to pop them and it takes all my force. (I know its not ingrown hairs since theres no hairs there, but I do shave).

Now I have seen a doctor and showed her but she said its a male yeast infection. That doesn't explain these bumps showing up... Although after squeezing hard enough they do pop out blood. I'm just so scared now. There not grouped together but I've read that it really doesn't matter. I want to get a blood test done but should I wait?

Thank you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hopeiscoming

Also may I add to anyone looking at this... Reading forums non stop is a bad idea as it just scares you even more I find.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shayna

Hi there,

The advised time frame for an accurate blood test is around 3 months after exposure. That would be enough time for your body to build the antibodies that the test picks up. If you are tested now you would know if you already had the virus and it didn't show any symptoms until now, or it would simply be a baseline to give you an idea that this person indeed passed the virus to you.

You might like reading the informational links to the right of this forum page. They have lots of accurate information about hsv and how to manage it.

Welcome to the forum, Hopeiscoming. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hopeiscoming
Hi there,

The advised time frame for an accurate blood test is around 3 months after exposure. That would be enough time for your body to build the antibodies that the test picks up. If you are tested now you would know if you already had the virus and it didn't show any symptoms until now, or it would simply be a baseline to give you an idea that this person indeed passed the virus to you.

You might like reading the informational links to the right of this forum page. They have lots of accurate information about hsv and how to manage it.

Welcome to the forum, Hopeiscoming. ;)

Yeah that's why I think its better waiting till later ( I hate needles lol) but I have read up on the symptoms and come to the conclusion that it can be a male yeast infection , herpes, jock itch , maybe scabies. I just want some comfort knowing if I have it or not. Like I stated my doctor took a look and didn't think anything of it and I have read so much about it , its like I am trying to convince myself I have it. Also I should add that she gave me a cream called Limasil for yeast infection, it does help the itch but these bumps just scare me.

One more thing lol.... There was oral sex given but nothing around my mouth that would warrant it (herpes). This is the hope I hold onto that I didn't catch anything. It just feels good to get this off my chest even if its on a forum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shayna

I'm glad you are not stressing as much! One of the confusing things about herpes is, it can look like many other things, as you are finding. Stay calm...it makes life easier. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hopeiscoming

Thanks... It's been 6 1/2 weeks since where I thought I contracted the virus but still no blisters or ulcers... I still have icthy pubic area ... I'm waiting till 3 months to get the blood work done just to be sure.

But Shayna if I have yet to experience any real blisters yet , would bet that i'm more along the lines of a 20% to actually have it?

Thanks , Hope

PS. I have really calmed down about the whole stressing out too! University is taking all my stress. lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jacksprat

I don't think it's herpes but, as advised, get a blood test to be sure.

And it's not a great idea to pop herpes blisters - it can spread the virus and leave scarring. I know it's tempting, but try to resist it, especially if it takes "all your force".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ntdc

you can split the difference between 6 and 12 wks if you really cant wait. if symptoms persist simply retest at 12-24wks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
really scared

Hi there.. it seems i'm in a similar boat to you.. strange coincidental symptoms but no "smoking guns" or specfic sytmptoms that suggest herpes... lets hope that were both ok..

I couldn't take it anymore so I got a blood test done the other day which is 5 weeks post exposure for me.. I had an IGM test done 2 and half weeks afterwards that came back negative but sounds like thats useless...

From other forums i've browsed that have been moderated by doctors I've read from them that since you haven't had any blisters or sores - thats a good sign as they appear usually within 2 to 10 days of infection. Not definitive of course...but a good sign

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Advertisement

Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
      67,952
    • Total Posts
      453,075
  • Posts

    • friendlyboy
      Almost certainly that is not herpes. There are a number of diseases that can cause your symptoms, not all of them infectious. If you haven't done so already, go see a doctor as soon as you can.
    • friendlyboy
      Seems likely that you had an asymptomatic infection and now you are having very mild recurrences. Asymptomatic infection is by far the most common case, in particular for HSV1 positive people. It could be a genital reinfection with HSV1, unlikely, or most likely a new HSV2 infection, there is no way to tell without a blood test. It's been long enough for an IGG test but don't bother testing for HSV1, you can already assume you are positive and have been for most of your life. I don't know about how it is where you live, but where I live I don't need to ask any doctor to get tested, I can just go into a clinical lab and order the test for €40. If your test returns negative for HSV2, don't worry about putting her at any risk regarding HSV1, she will have the same risk from anyone else. Acyclovir cream won't do any good, you should stop it (it increases the risk of getting an acyclovir resistant strain). Otherwise, your recurrences are so mild and far apart that it isn't worth it to do any treatment for now, so don't be scared about your health, chances are it'll get better with time. AND ALWAYS WEAR A CONDOM
    • lvlvlv4
      Doing a little research, it seems that Amenamevir  and Pritelivir are definitely not chemically identical. How similar are these drugs really? 
    • RHP10003
      I have been working out regularly after being diagnosed in may with ghsv1.  First 3 weeks were awful but haven’t had any OB, symptoms at all since.  I also haven’t been eating as healthy as I should be.  Feel like I never had it. Hope it stays this way.  I think working out helps.  Just my view so far. 
    • lvlvlv4
      Based on current HIV treatment, I would imagine they will create a one-pill combo of pritelivir and valtrex and sell it as a daily pill. But once a week pritelivir + valtrex might also work in the meantime. 
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.