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confusedpremed

Hi all, 

I was curious as to what you all get in terms of a prodrome prior to an OB? Mine is always a pinching pain in one spot on the glans penis, but weirdly I've never had an OB on the spot. Anyone have a similar experience?

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Cat_Glam18

For me it has always been itching at the site where the sore is going to pop out ( insane itching )I have never experienced any other symptoms other than this!

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Scooby2112

When you say pinching is it below the skin? Or on the surface?   

Do you  get outbreaks after the pinching? Just in a different or nearby location?

or do you not get outbreaks after that sensation?   

You can get sensations away from the outbreak location due to refered sensations on the same nerve pathway.  

I think most people have different sensations and could be impacted by many things including whether takin AVs., how long they have had the virus, and virus type/location.  

I also hear pinching or burning are common.  

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1 hour ago, Scooby2112 said:

When you say pinching is it below the skin? Or on the surface?   

Do you  get outbreaks after the pinching? Just in a different or nearby location?

or do you not get outbreaks after that sensation?   

You can get sensations away from the outbreak location due to refered sensations on the same nerve pathway.  

I think most people have different sensations and could be impacted by many things including whether takin AVs., how long they have had the virus, and virus type/location.  

I also hear pinching or burning are common.  

Scooby, it's always on the surface. Truthfully, I've never had a full OB and I don't know if I'm HSV-2 positive yet. I get transient redness and once inflammation but no visible papules that rupture. A 3-day course of Valtrex didn't really do anything to the inflammation but I'm treating with antifungals. Been to a few doctors and came back negative on IgG ~4 weeks out for HSV1 and 2. No where near my college campus does pCR swab so I'm kinda in limbo until I can get the 3 month confirmation IgG

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Scooby2112

Hey confused.  

I am in a somewhat similar position.  I had an oral sex encounter that I regretted back in July of 2017.  

In Sept (10weeks) I tested positive for HSV1 (igg= 4.5) negative for HSV2 .  8 years earlier I tested negative for both HSV1 and 2.  

I have had no typical outbreaks and during August to December I saw 6 different Drs (2 urgent care Drs, my primary care, 2 dermatologists and a urologust). a total of 22 times and never did their examinations identify anything they felt was herpetic (or realy anything they saw on my penis).  Or on average one a week.  

However during this time I had erythema (redness/swelling) on my penis just in an area where the foreskin would be (but I am circumcised).  This also felt like burning sensation constantly for months.  I also have burning feeling on my thighs (mostly the front of my thighs, but also some on my butt cheeks). Still till this day   Tight clothing really makes the thigh burning worse  

I don’t know where my hsv1 is without ever having blisters   Also sounds like having constant sensations for 8 months would be unlikely to be hsv (or at least only hsv).  

I am assuming some of it is damage I did to my own sensitive area.  I tried keeping lotions and creams on my penis to keep it from being dry.  Tried numerous antifungals (powders and creams).  Tried steroids creams (under dermatologist recommendation).  Tried homeopathic things like aloe, calamine, propolis ointment as well.  

Before most of the burning started I was treated for ghonrhea and Chlamydia with two different strong antibiotics (one via a shot in my butt).  Turns out those tests came back negative.  Also at the same time I was given antifungal tablets.  This might have totally messed up my normal system causing some of these issues.  

I have done basically nothing since January other than use an antifungal shampoo every few days.  Things are way better but still have warm sensations on my boxer shorts area (primarily thighs and butt).  

Penis is almost to the point where I don't feel it (which is huge considering I felt it constantly for so long.  

Not sure this helps you.  But wanted to give you my background.  How I am sure some was anxiety or over treatment on my part.  Still can't say that I don't have H.  If I do, it's very mild in terms that I haven't had any major sores or anything.  

Still hoping for the best hut coming to Grips with the fact that even if it is I may be on the lucky side with minor symptoms.  

 

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1 hour ago, Scooby2112 said:

Hey confused.  

I am in a somewhat similar position.  I had an oral sex encounter that I regretted back in July of 2017.  

In Sept (10weeks) I tested positive for HSV1 (igg= 4.5) negative for HSV2 .  8 years earlier I tested negative for both HSV1 and 2.  

I have had no typical outbreaks and during August to December I saw 6 different Drs (2 urgent care Drs, my primary care, 2 dermatologists and a urologust). a total of 22 times and never did their examinations identify anything they felt was herpetic (or realy anything they saw on my penis).  Or on average one a week.  

However during this time I had erythema (redness/swelling) on my penis just in an area where the foreskin would be (but I am circumcised).  This also felt like burning sensation constantly for months.  I also have burning feeling on my thighs (mostly the front of my thighs, but also some on my butt cheeks). Still till this day   Tight clothing really makes the thigh burning worse  

I don’t know where my hsv1 is without ever having blisters   Also sounds like having constant sensations for 8 months would be unlikely to be hsv (or at least only hsv).  

I am assuming some of it is damage I did to my own sensitive area.  I tried keeping lotions and creams on my penis to keep it from being dry.  Tried numerous antifungals (powders and creams).  Tried steroids creams (under dermatologist recommendation).  Tried homeopathic things like aloe, calamine, propolis ointment as well.  

Before most of the burning started I was treated for ghonrhea and Chlamydia with two different strong antibiotics (one via a shot in my butt).  Turns out those tests came back negative.  Also at the same time I was given antifungal tablets.  This might have totally messed up my normal system causing some of these issues.  

I have done basically nothing since January other than use an antifungal shampoo every few days.  Things are way better but still have warm sensations on my boxer shorts area (primarily thighs and butt).  

Penis is almost to the point where I don't feel it (which is huge considering I felt it constantly for so long.  

Not sure this helps you.  But wanted to give you my background.  How I am sure some was anxiety or over treatment on my part.  Still can't say that I don't have H.  If I do, it's very mild in terms that I haven't had any major sores or anything.  

Still hoping for the best hut coming to Grips with the fact that even if it is I may be on the lucky side with minor symptoms.  

 

Our stories sound extremely similar, I also have redness in small spots in foreskin that occasionally burn (not as much anymore) and was treated for chlamydia too. My symptoms are honestly not bad at all, urine passes over the red area sometimes and that doesn't even hurt, so there's definitely no open sores. I'm most concerned about how contagious I am (if I have this at all). I'll probably go in for a 2 month mark blood test just for peace of mind. The weird thing is I had a genital HSV-1 scare that was very suspicious given timing to oral sex with someone who I later found out had a cold sore, doctor wrote it off but I was thinking maybe chlamydia allowed preexisting HSV-1 to emerge albeit with minor symptoms. I guess we'll see in the upcoming blood test because I've heard IgG misses about 30% of HSV-1 positive results.

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Yes that is a statistic o have seen as well on HSV1.  

I have also seen statements that an HSV1 genital initial infection is more likely to show in a full outbreak as it is the first herpes virus you have.  Versus genital HSV2 where you may have an oral HSV1 infection whihinimizes the outbreak.  

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