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ajmc1234

Does this sound like herpes?

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ajmc1234

I have what I believe are somewhat atypical symptoms to Herpes, but also some very similar symptoms, so wanted to get some opinions  while I wait on my test results.  About 9 months ago I had a one night stand and used protection.  The next morning (6 hours at the most after intercourse) I noticed an itchy red rash on my pubic region.  Of course I started googling and got very worried it could be herpes.  The rash slowly turned into somewhat bumps, I wouldn't really call them blisters and went away.  The bumps never really resembled herpes and never really popped or scabbed over, and took awhile to heal (maybe 2-3 months total).  I also did have some groin pain at the time and no flu like symptoms.  This incidence seems somewhat atypical as it took an extremely long time to heal and I noticed the symptoms so quickly after having intercourse, which doesn't seem normal based on my research.   About 5 months ago I got a small blister/sore at the base of my shaft/ scrotum area.  It didn't really resemble herpes and lasted literally 4 months without changing and only finally almost going away completely just now.  This sore or the others have never really hurt at all.  I decided to do a blood test since exposure would've been long ago and I'm waiting on the results.  Does the length of time for the blisters/ sores and the super early detection seem atypical of herpes?

 

Thanks,

 

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WilsoInAus

This doesn’t really seem like herpes, no.

However, you can have an IgG blood test to confirm your status. Ask your doctor for the test.

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    • WilsoInAus
      But you were probably also exposed to HSV-1,2,3,4,5,6ab,7,8. There are also about 80 other human viruses and you would have been exposed to a dozen of those. There are tens of different bacteria that also transmit during sexual activity. There are also hundreds of possible  causes generated with your body.  
    • RainyDay2
      The sad part is I was exposed to HSV 2 so judging by what information Im told, If I had herpes mine would almost definitely show up on an IGG test by now.  Supposedly I’d have less than an 8% chance of it not showing up on a blood test. All I can do is go off the information Im given.   My thing is this: I need to know what is causing this.  If the medical world wants to tell me that I dont have herpes, fine.  What is it that I have then? And how do I get rid of it? Otherwise, being negative for herpes means nothing to me.  Because Im still positive for something, and they cant even figure out what the hell it is! Because my body definitely changed after I was exposed to it.  
    • WilsoInAus
      That’s incorrect for recent infections where it nears 100%. Those people have a positive swab.
    • WilsoInAus
      Herpes is not some default magic rabbit that comes out of the hat and makes sense out of the irrational.
    • MikeIke
      @RainyDay2 i am about to pull out the big bht guns. Hey if i can get rid of the symptoms forever and never blow positive, ill take it. My other thought was hpv but i know i was exposed. The last clinician i saw definitely thought my lip things looked herpetic and sajd she's seen urethral herpes before too.    Igg can be forever negative in some, i have heard hsv1 has less accuracy with igg
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