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littlelily09

Confused, visual exam only???? Could it Be?

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littlelily09

Ok, here's my story....daughter works in the health care industry. She took off a shirt of a resident who had GH2. She didn't use her gloves and he didn't have any lesions or open wounds on him. She just took off his shirt. This was about 1 mth ago. Fast forward, last week she shaved her privates and a couple of day's later she noticed a "cut". This cut only lasted 2 - 3 days. Made her start thinking and got her worring that she might have GH2 by him. She's had or has no other symptoms. She made an app. with her GYN and we went to see her last Friday. Told her the story, discussed sexual history, only been with 2 people, current bf of 1 year. She did a visual exzamination on her and said she had it....said she found her groin lymph node slightly enlarged. She prescribed her Acyclovir for 10 days. She didn't do a swab, no blood work nothing...just the visual. I'm kicking myself for NOT asking for a blood test to be done. The dr was very short with daughter, who was very upset....the dr even said she was relieved she had it and not cancer or something worse!!!! :sad: I'm really not convinced that she has GH2. I've made an appointment with MY GYN for further testing and 2nd opinion. I'm confused and daughter is upset....what's your opinion????

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totalregret

There isn't any way your daughter could have gotten HSV 2 from taking off someones shirt. The virus needs friction to transfer and their genitals would have had to touch. If indeed she has HSV 2 she didn't get it from taking off the guys shirt.

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rodharley

Kids lie. She might be lying about sexual history. She could have gotten this a long time ago and not known.

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Lookonthesunnyside

If your daughter has had sex with anyone, even one person or two, she can contract herpes. There are people on here who got it from their first sexual partner or their first sexual encounter.

Please dont try and put the blame on a patient who had no sexual contact with her.

People who have sex are at risk of contracting stds. ANYONE who has sex is at risk. Obviously you love your daughter but unless she was a virgin there's no reason to believe that she's incapable of contracting a common std.

If you want it verified through a blood test then wait 3 months and get her a type-specific herpes antibody test. If she does have it she will likely come up positive for herpes antibodies.

In the mean time, maybe do some reading up on the virus to help calm yourself down about the subject.

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littlelily09

Thanks you to all. I've calmed down and so has she. I don't think she was blaming the patient at all....she didn't think about herpes until she started working there and she had to deal with a patient with it.

She has a doctor's appt. for monday, so she'll probably get a blood test than.

She could have had more partners???....I guess it is what it is and we'll just have to deal with it as it comes. There's defintely no going back. Hopefully, her ob's are mild like this one....I don't think she would have even thought anything about it had she not got thinking about her patient.

Thanks again to all.

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