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Not quite sure I have herpes, looking for advice

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hey looking for advice

Hi, ok so about a week ago I noticed a itch near my genitals, more or less my thigh. Then about 4-5 days ago I developed a sore that hurt, seemed to pop and is no contracting. It looks like a ulcer on my inner thigh. I'm not too sure what to do and also does this seem like to anyone out there.


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how long did the itch last? if it really looks like an ulcer and its worrying you, get it looked at. its the only way you will know. go asap

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Right. Nobody here can tell you the answer. The only way you can have a chance of getting a proper diagnosis is to have the sore cultured while it is still relatively fresh. With it being over a week old, it may already be too late for that.

You can still get a blood test done, however. A type specific IgG-based test for both HSV1 and HSV2 is what you need.

If you have had sex within the last 4 to 6 months, a negative blood test right now could be "false," due to testing too soon. If you get a negative blood test now, you would need to retest if you've had sex within that time frame.

You could also discuss it with previous intimate partners.


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