I’m new to this forum but have asked similar questions on medhelp and to Terri Warren via her website. I’m wondering if anyone can help me with these symptoms that I’m having. This is my story— it’s a long one.
I’ve never had any kind of sex until the end of September 2017 when someone performed unprotected oral sex on me once for 2 minutes. I later learned he has had around 50 partners but he claims he has never had a cold sore.
-End of November experienced itchy patch on inner thigh that later scabbed over. Never had fluid in it. Currently experiencing similar itch on ribs. Before and after images of my thigh below. It has completely healed now.
-Start of December intense burning/tugging feeling of pubic hair began when touched. Dermatologist did biopsy, found that my “skin flared up” and said it was hyper dermatographia although odd that it was only in that area. Recommended allergy medication but didn’t work. Also tried fungal creams, polysporin, steroid creams. Started to feel much better once I shaved. Still have irritation but not as bad as before, especially worse when wearing tight clothes. Sometimes small red specks of irritation are visible but usually doesn’t look like anything. (See third photo)
-Also start of December, Buttocks turns red and feels irritated when sitting, only to totally disappear once I stand up. Still happening. Mostly just on left side, a big patch flares up.
-mild fever for 2 days with congestion mid Jan (could have just been the flu). Accompanied by a lot of watery discharge that continued until I got my period Feb 2 (odd black and chunky period). Discharge started back up after period ended and still happening now. Experienced headaches and back pain while on period, unusual for me
-had a swab of itchy area with no lesions, negative but it wasn’t a PCR so probably useless
-had small spot swabbed 6 days after appearance, negative. (Fourth picture) Maybe just an infected hair... didn’t burst or scab over really and stayed for about a month which is too long to be herpes. Had other areas swabbed, need to check with the clinic to see if this was a PCR or not.
-two small blister type spots, disappeared after a couple of days. (5th picture is before, 6 is after). Never burst or scabbed, just kind of “peeled”.
-Slight burning feeling in vaginal opening a few weeks ago
-fatigue since period
Tested for all STDs multiple times, HerpeSelect IGG blood test done at 9 weeks and 19 weeks, negative for HSV 1 & 2. Also did a combined IGG test at 16 weeks that was negative.
Had bacterial swabs, urine tests… all normal.
What’s been really bothering me these past couple of weeks is the watery discharge that won’t stop and the nerve pain that gets worse at night. When I lie in bed I can feel it from my belly button down to my knees mostly but also in other areas at times (felt I slightly on my arms last night, a bit on upper back, lower back)
I realize my encounter was low risk, I’m having atypical symptoms, and my tests have been negative... everyone is telling me I’m absolutely crazy and needn’t to move on with me life but I can’t. I found a clinic in San Diego that does the Western Blot and am wondering if I should do it since Terri Warren says 30% of HSV 1 is missed through IGG tests.
Am I being ridiculous? I started having extreme stress about my health after I saw the patch on my thigh in November and slowly the symptoms have been racking on. Could I be doing this to myself through stress?
Thank you for any help!!
I have never had an outbreak of lesion ulcer type that I know of, but have experienced the annoying itch and redness. I have had this greenish tinged discharge on and off with labia irritation and dryness. BV, Gon, Trich, and yeast tests done. Have done these tests several times all with normal results. Have any of you experienced this? I am wondering if this is cervicitis from internal herpes outbreaks. Has anyone on here been diagnosed with this from herpes?
My boyfriend had a sore on his lip (I believe he got it on Wednesday), but we weren't sure that it was herpes. Looking back, it does not match up with the looks of a canker sore. It was on his upper-lip, with a more scab-type appearance. He refrained from giving me oral sex just in case. Sunday at about 4 PM however, I gave him oral sex. It was not very long as it was immediately followed by vaginal sex, with a condom, which I now know only reduces likelihood of contraction by 30%. I also thought it would be safe because I had no signs of a sore. I noticed at about 6:30 PM (two and a half hours later) that I was developing a sore on the side of my lip. Upon research, I found that I could have still had the infection at the time of oral sex, as it can be present before an actual sore appears. It is now Wednesday, three days later. Last night I felt a pins and needles feeling in my vagina for about 20-25 minutes. This morning and afternoon, I thought I was experiencing itchiness but it may be my paranoia. My boyfriend is also not sure if he is itchy or if he is just working himself up. Both of us have not shaved in over a week because we are not trying to irritate the area more than it already may be, so that may be contributing to the supposed itchiness as well. I also noticed that I seemed to have more discharge than usual only an hour ago. I am not experiencing any pain. In your experience, from either a clinical or personal standpoint, what is the likelihood that I have contracted genital HSV-1?
Quick recap, ex-boyfriend has hsv-2 so that's why I'm pretty sure I have it. My hsv blood test results might not come back until Monday but this morning I noticed a "pimple." I looked it up and reassured myself that it isn't an ob because it's clearly not a blister. But now I'm experiencing tingling and itching. Still could just be my mind playing tricks or even a yeast infection.
If it is an ob, what should I have my doctor call in to the pharmacy before she leaves the office for the weekend? Kinda dreading the pain that I've read about... Anything else I should pick up at the store to help?
I'm currently dealing with cervicitis and urethritis, which is why I got the blood test done. I have been taking daily probiotics and using hydrocortisone suppositories, nothing has helped with the swelling. I figured I'd go on an antiviral if I test positive. Do they typical alleviate cervicitis and urethritis? I read on here that someone swears by the sulfinimide/AVC cream. I also bought this stuff online (before I knew it was probably hsv-2 caused swelling) for bacterial vaginitis called multi-gyn actigel. Has anybody here tried it?
The swelling has been going on for a month now... worried about it turning into PID
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