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Angelnomor

I was diagnosed HSV1 cold sores as the nurse told me.

However I experience more than just tingles on my face. I experience tingling everywhere, ie. feet, hands, and private area. But i have not had burning when urinating or blisters. I had a few tiny bumps around my mouth.

Do HSV1 experience the same symptoms as HSV2?

Im just trying to figure out whether they've diagnosed me wrong?.

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JBnATL

How were you diagnosed? Visual? Swab? Blood test?

Visual diagnosis is the least accurate. Swab tests are the only test that can tell you where you have it. Blood tests can tell you what you have but not where you have it. You can have hsv1 oral or genital and hsv2 oral or genital.

If you have it oral you should only have symptoms orally or around your face. The virus resides in a nerve system the is based at the base of your skull. Genital herpes is located in a nerve system which is based at the base of your spine and extends from your waist down your legs. These nerve systems do not connect so you should not have symptoms anywhere other than your face if you have it oral.

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Angelnomor

Forced blood test

JB

I had to force my gyno to give me the test because he was adamant that I didn't have it. He actually raised his voice to me. I told him my lymph nodes were swollen in my neck and I experience lots of tingling and I had a tiny bump on my lip. And then he told me I might have HIV. Can you believe that??!!! I get upset thinking about it. He told me he could look at me and see I didn't have herpes because he have patients that can hardly sit because of the pain. The reason I probably didn't get blisters because I detected something was wrong two days after being exposed and I forced them to give me Valtrex and immediately went on vitamin regimen.

So, I had a bloodtest. They called me and told me I have HSV1 oral however I get the same symptoms as genital except no blisters and burning while urinating. I think I need to get another test done.

Thanks for responding. I'm a little scared now and a lot of stressed what If I have HIV like the gyno said.

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