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I found out I had GH on March 26th, 2007. I will never forget that day! I went to the OB for a regular pap appointment. I did have a cut..but really didn't think anything of it. I had a horrible outbreak that lasted for almost 2 weeks. I went through depression, etc. Almost 3 months later I am doing much better. I have had time to read a lot about GH..really I don't know who I got it from... It could have been my ex-husband or a boyfriend. I have learned that even with a condom GH happend..So instead of blaming anyone I am learning how to live with GH as healthy as possible with the least amount of Outbreaks.

I am taking Valtrex and Lysine. I workout and try to eat healthy.

I do have some concerns... I don't know if I have had another OB since March. I get the tingling and redness sometimes, but no blisters. Right now I am having a lot of discharge more like when I had my first OB. Is it possible to have a mild OB with only discharge and some pain?

Thanks for your time!

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Its possible to only get redness or ithing or tingling, or any mild symptoms and have it be classified as an "outbreak" still. Some people never will get a blister or anything typically associated with the text book image of a herpes blister/sore. Any symptoms or feelings down below like you described are letting us know the virus is on the skin and we are definitely contagious at those times.

Also, it is possible to experience just discharge and mild external symptoms.....usually when you have discharge from the virus it is likely to think you may experience outbreaks in and outside the vagina, as it is a virus that travels nerve pathways and there are so many nerves in that region it is very possible to experience outbreaks in different locations(and appearance) within anywhere in the genital regions.

It is often very hard to distinguish what is an outbreak and what isnt but it is a very good indicator when you have any symptoms (such as tingling or redness, etc.) that the virus is in fact present on the skin and you are contagious during that time. We can never know for sure if/when we are contagious without these symptoms which is what can be so difficult when having this virus.

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