I had a bump appearing in my crack but more so on the right buttcheek. It didn't itch and I assumed it was a boil forming (previous mrsa boil about 15 years ago)... I did feel a slight itch but not anything more than a regular skin itch. So I scratch at it only to realize that it feels like a large bump...with extra bumps!!???? Unusual. So I get out the camera and mirrors. It looked like one raised boil was forming with 3 oval-like infected spots (almost raised but almost flat). I immediately go to the local after hours clinic and advised I have been mrsa positive in past and request antibiotic. They draw blood (Didn't swab!!!) and prescribed antibiotic and VALTREX. I didn't take it. Only the antibiotic. I also used mupirocin cream and kept a gauze over it. It was gone completely in 3 days. Herpes?? Hmmmmmm I don't know. I felt great..no fever or ill feeling before or after this eruption. But the antibiotic gave me horrible yeast infection and so I took Diflucan to offset it. I've never taken Diflucan before. THENNNNN all hell broke loose. My vagina was itching so I jumped in warm bath and tried to not scratch myself with the happy thoughts of shoving anything in my orifices to make it feel better. But I didn't. I did "heavily" scrub with a wash cloth until my skin probably peeled off. The same evening I took another bath to soothe my petrified lady parts. I was in there for 2 hours actually (normal for me). And when I got out my inner vaginal lips swelled emensly and were so red and rock hard and so huge!
So I go to the ER. They advised no herpes anywhere. Just bacterial vaginosis and candida yeast infection. However my blood igg says 13.61 positive for hsv2 and yet this is NEWLY ACQUIRED.. Igm were negative. How can I possibly have such a high igg titer and negative igm if this is a primary hsv 2 genital outbreak?
I will be retested as I have been with the same person for 10 years and tested negative during our 1st year together. He did sleep with another lady 2 months prior to my "outbreak".. but I still shouldn't have such a high igg titer with him being NEGATIVE!!! Especially in a two month window. Right!?? We've been monogamous until we broke up 2 months ago. Then got back together. This occurred 2.5 months after his encounter and he had no symptoms and has tested negative. I just cannot believe it. I've always been negative until now. No pain whatsoever. No illness no fever. Nothing.
None of this makes sense. Labcorp did the testing.
Pretty sure I have an outbreak that just started on my right side lower back/hip area.....ugh. Thank you tanning bed....or lotion...or both. Not sure if I am gonna let this stop me from using them though.
My dr agreed to test me for CMV and EBV, cortisol and estradiol because I am getting so many recurrent Obs.
They called yesterday and said ALL the test results were negative/normal .
Then she read off only 3 , I said well there was testing for 4 things.
She said , ""oh,the EBV is still out."
Then " well..., the estradiol is a little high,but normal for you age" (But high?? not negative/normal really)
I checked my results online today and I do have a positive CMV result - 10.0 IGG, just not an "active infection" on the IGM.
Where did I get this?
I'm sorry but saying everything is negative is a lie. WTF!
How common is CMV ? I am reading its only 40% over 40 yrs old.
If my BF and I both have ghsv2, then we can have oral sex and other sex, without the use of condoms, anytime we want, even during Obs (assuming we want to and it doesn't hurt ) ?
Or can we infect other parts of our bodies doing that , making things worse, causing new OBs in new locations?
I contracted it from him 9 months ago and I will see him soon and we haven't had sex since Feb. I don't think I could stand an oral HSV2 infection on top of the genital one. But my time with him is limited and I am sure the stress and sex we will be having will cause genital Obs for me. I don't want to be unable to have sex for weeks when that is all the time I have with him.
Whats the best advice to move forward and enjoy sex, and not obsess and hurt/infect ourselves more?
Should I take antivirals?
Hi, I am newly diagnosed and so is my bf. If he has both hsv1&2 and I have ghsv2 only what does our sex life look like now? I get such different answers from different Dr's and nurses. They really don't seem to have any consensus on how to keep us from making this worse for both of us.
I guess my specific questions are 1) how can we prevent him from transmitting hsv1 to me? 2) does it matter if we use condoms at this point if we haven't been using them for the past 8 months? 3) can we ever have oral sex again without condoms/dental dams and all that crap? 4) If we have sex when neither of us is having an OB is it going to cause one?
He is asymptomatic, didn't even know he had either one, and I just had a really bad first OB (gential) after being with him for 8 months not using any protection. We know he gave it to me, as I had a clear IGG right before we met. What do we do now?