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MrH

Hello, excuse for my poor english, i´m from portugal.

I´m 38 old male. In June i have tonsillitis, I take antibiotics, a week after i have 4 ulcers in my penis between foreskin and glans. In the first days don´t hurt, but at third day, starts to burning.

My doctors says that is not herpes and give a antibiotic topic cream, i had a special hurt in penis whe urinating and a lot of frequency.  It will heal fast in about 6 days, but a lot of  disconfort in butts, tights, top on penis, anus, scrotum, etc was present for months, i was too worry about it, and the doctor send me a lot of tests all negatives, and a lot of antibiotics. A litle outbreak near urethra in october, but the pcr was negative (3erd day, too late maybe). I make a lot of test iggs in differents labs with elisa kits like diasorin or vircell, all very strong negative, for hsv2 and hsv1. My last igg test was on 15 october and was strong negative. Some doctors (urologist) says prosthatitis or uretritis, but the only test positive by shab in urethra was candida 3 days ago. In the last outbrake (october) 2 doctors says that lessions was similar to herpes. I don´t know what to do. Yestarday a doctor specialist in infectious diseases told me wait for 1 year to test igg.  I have never taken antivirals.

The only exposure was oral sex on april for unkown parthner status, it´s imposible to me know abaut her.

In europe there is not a westernblot near, and i think that westernblot is for confirmation positives.

Do you know any lab in europe with westernblot or similar?

I think I have herpes but I need to confirm and know the type.

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WilsoInAus

All these tests confirm that you do not have herpes. The symptoms align with exactly the suggestions your doctors have come up with.

The Westernblot will not help here. Swabs are the best way of confirming the presence of herpes. Try a few more.

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MrH

Thanks for your reply, but i don't understand you. You Said "The simptoms Align...".

Can you explain me

Thanks 

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WilsoInAus

Yes, prostatitis is a very valid explanation for your symptoms. Given your exposure was June or earlier, then the IgG testing is now conclusive in terms of herpes, it simply isn't present.

You describe April as an oral sex exposure. If it was herpes then you'd have had symptoms in 2-12 days. Something arising in June means the oral sex is most likely not involved.

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