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Buttwhy

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 squares-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 Guatemala 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 cheat 2 months prior but I still shouldn't have such a high igg titer with him being NEGATIVE!!!  Especially in a two month window. Right!??

None of this makes sense. Labcorp did the testing. 

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Buttwhy

Ps... That is a combination of mupirocin and zinc all over my rear-end. I took every precaution available to prevent spreading to the girly parts. (Also meant to say gauze not Guatemala earlier!)

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Buttwhy

I also apparently created another topic and added a different pic. I thought it was going to edit this one but it just created a new one. Oops

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yupitsherpes

Hello there, read your other post as well. Have you had any other symptoms; numbness or tingling....fatigue? Your igg is quite high and this "OB" may be why. I think you should take the valtrex just in case. it can only help, has no adverse effects on those that are hsv -. Have you talked to your partner?

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Buttwhy

I have had peripheral neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy for most of my life. So I always feel numb. Unfortunately.

I have spoken to my partner and we both tested. I'm positive and he is negative. He and I have been together for 10 years. No protection and tested negative previously (9 years ago). He only cheated 2 months prior to the outbreak and I've never been with anyone else since him.

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Buttwhy

I read that a primary hsv 2 genital outbreak cannot be on the buttcheek (don't know if that is true)..  But I have read a lot of Terri Warren info and it's not feasible for a primary outbreak to have such high igg results. Which would indicate that I have had this for a while. But I don't think I have.  If I do have it, this is my primary outbreak. I'm glad it's not anywhere near the painful stuff I have seen and read about. My daughter is type 1 ghsv. It breaks my heart to see her pain. 

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yupitsherpes

It appears at the point of entry and can spread. Definitely take your prescriped valtrex as directed in the meantime. It's difficult to diagnose hsv without lesions or to pinpoint where it came from. 

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Buttwhy

And that's also what the ER said and trust me, I have no WAY to indicate point of entry on that side of me. We do not have anything but vaginal sex ever. That's just how we are. I've never been one to participate in that area.

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And I have been in three long term monogamous relationships in my life. This is the only time we broke up and got back together after he was with another lady. She says she doesn't have hsv. But I don't know what to believe at this point except to retest in a few months. That's why I haven't taken the Valtrex. I need to know if I  will have a future ob for swabbing. This was back in January. And I haven't had anything since then so I plan to blood test again in May 

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