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    • Elleohelle
      By Elleohelle
      Would love any advice on if these symptoms seem like hsv  or if anyone else has had consistent negative testing yet present with intense symptoms. Doctors I have seen do not think it is hsv. But cannot give me any other explanation. 
      Had sex in 11/8 and symptoms started 11/15 and have wavered in intensity and changed yet been consistent through out the last 5 months.
      Initial symptoms: vaginal itching, thick white discharge, anal itching, two tears in labia. Doctor thought it could be yeast was treated and with no change to my symptoms. 
      Following symptoms: chills, body aches, smooth bumps that burned slightly on buttock, headaches, nerve pain in hands and feet as well as wrist. Constipation and numbness on clit. Watery/bubbly discharge even though no internal lesions were present. Also had grey discharge for one day.
      Next symptoms: burning sensation, tingling, cooling sensation in groin, back thighs, and buttocks. which has continued for the last 4 months with little relief. Also raw and irritated feeling in thighs and labia area. discharge goes from a sticky whiteish consistency to a thick white consistency. 
      Symptoms on mouth: tingling, burning, splitting, and tears on  one side of lip. These seems appear off and on occasionally. 
      The most intense symptoms of all is the nerve pain. It feels like I cant escape it. And it is the main symptoms that leads me to believe I have hsv. 
      I have had no noticeable lesions, blisters or coldsores. 
      Has been negative for yeast, BV, and other stds. 
      Tears were swab with a viral culture: negative. 
      IgG test at 2 weeks, 5 weeks, 12 weeks 18 weeks: negative. 
      I have had the western blot kit sent to me, just worried about finding a doctor that will agree to sign the paperwork. Planning to get the WB to give me answers. 
      Partner refused to get tested for HSV and claims he is clean which makes me even more suspicious. 
    • anna_
      By anna_
      Hi everyone,
      I have oral and genital HSV1, diagnosed a little over a year ago. I am wondering, does anyone else get oral outbreaks that are primarily inside your mouth and not on your lips? When I get oral outbreaks, mine usually don't come with cold sores around my lips. The sores are only inside my mouth, usually on my gums, and they're pretty painful and annoying, as they get in the way of eating and brushing my teeth. This doesn't seem like a super common presentation of HSV1 because I can't find a ton of info about it online, but I know I'm not the only person whose oral HSV presents this way and I know they're not canker sores. I was wondering if anyone else experiences this and has any tips on how they deal with it. In particular, would love to know if anyone has any good tips for something that reduces the pain while you're waiting for the Valtrex to do its thing
      Thanks!
    • JeffBridges
      By JeffBridges
      I’ve made some posts earlier this month on my presumptive status.
      I was tested 12 days since the initial exposure. The test results are back...
      HSV 1/2 IgG Aby-HSV1 IgG, Type Spec <0.91 (0.00-0.90 index)
      HSV 1/2 IgG Aby-HSV2 IgG, Type Spec  = 1.27 (0.00-0.90 index)
      HSV 2 IgG Supplemental Test-HSV-2, IgG Supplemental Test = Negative
       
      All other stds came back negative. On the 10th day, white stinging cloudy discharge came out of the tip of my penis. 
      It still hurts to urinate, but not as intensely. What looks like “contact dermatitis” on the head of my penis but the bumps are sparsely patched and not filled with pus. On the day of my test, I was given 2 acyclovir and I felt like the symptoms went away for a few days.
      No visible lesions and the culture came back negative.
      But still, I was told to get retested 30 days from initial exposure (so July 18th). 
       
      I will get retested, but from the description provided above, what are the odds that the First test results are accurate and that I do have HSV2?
    • Cwnohrts
      By Cwnohrts
      I don't know enough to distinguish if i'm in the healing stage ? it burns 50% less when I use the toilet , a little itching , no pain when I sit , or walk. Also, is the lightened skin normal ? how long does an ob usually last ? 

    • Kjaye
      By Kjaye
      So for starters I have had HSV1 on my mouth since I was a teenager and ten years later for HSV1 on my gums . So even though I know it is a small chance it passes to other body parts after years well it migrated to my mouth so it happens . So now to the point my partner and I both have Hsv1 he has it on his nose and me well lips and gums. 
      Last week thursday I got sugared in my lady area and the next day I developed one single bump on my labia . So Saturday I'm freaking out and go to doc she looks at it says it's a small cyst take some fucidin cream . I ask her to swab it she won't says no need. So off I go home put on the fucidin and it makes it itch an burn . I'm not happy with her to I go to walk in clinic again Sunday the and say I want it swabbed please .  So I'm waiting at home literally filled with anxiety for two days than Tuesday night I get the docs call the lab messed up and I have to redo the test . So I go back in and retake the test Tuesday night .  meanwhile this bumps is kinda staying the same but getting a little bigger it is itchy but not extremely . I can pee with no problem on itches to touch mostly or is bothersome if I touch it . Doesn't look like typical cold sore on my face at all.  So today is Thursday and I checked it this am looked the same now two hours later I check again and there is blood inside this blister on two sides dark purple blood.  Still itchy . My doc just called and says test was negative for herpes ..but part of me is worried what if when she swabed it two days ago there wasn't enough fluid BC there wasn't any just a sore . Am I over reacting should I swab it again or feel relief and move on to find out what it is which I'm going to anyway BC this is not normal also I'm not trying to be insensitive to anyone here . I signed up before I got the call and half way through writing this my doc called . I'm just really worries and anxious . Today will be one week I have had it .  Can anyone give me advice like was it to soon should I repeat test any thing is helpful . 
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    • WilsoInAus
      Hey @Fernie hope you are going well. The doctor is spot on here. Many people with HSV-1 end up with slightly elevated results for HSV-2 that does not indicate infection with HSV-2. This persists from test to test for some people. The Westernblot would be useful to you, but will just confirm what is being said to you. Most people actually with HSV-2 test above 3.5 on those sorts of tests. 
    • Fernie
      Just got off the phone with a doctor and they said based off the history of my tests, it’s most likely a false positive.    they also said that because I have hsv1 that that could be causing the false positive 
    • ChattyB
      How do you know you have hsv-2 orally.  I read that having hsv-2 orally is highly unlikely. 
    • Fernie
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    • ChattyB
      Did you find out what's going on. I'm having the same exact shit
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