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2 doctors said it was herpes, blood test said it was not

Ella mae

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Last year, I was in an awful abusive relationship where towards the end I found out he was on drugs (meth) and cheating on me with prostitutes. In July of 2018 (almost a year ago exactly) I got what I thought was an ingrown hair down there. As the day progressed I got another. Still wasn’t odd to me at this point because I had a habit of shaving over stubble. Well then I had one pop upon my actual vagina lip. Then panic follows. By the next morning I have a full on outbreak of these sore like things... on the area where pubic hair grows, on the lips, around the anus. It burns to pee or have on panties because the pee/panties hurt the open sores. I have a low fever and cold like symptoms. I completely freak out and immediately start thinking the worst... aids hiv etc I don’t know ! So I go to the walk in clinic. She says “it sounds like herpes” pull down my pants takes one look and says “I’m almost 100% that is herpes. But MAYBE you just have an infection that got in through a hair follicle???? Soooo she treats me for herpes but I carry myself to the Heath department on Monday. She says it sounds like herpes, looks at it and says that’s herpes ! All my tests came back negative though. I ask her how this can be.. do I have herpes or not... she says maybe your boyfriend just recently gave it to you. I ask my ex his results. His came back positive but only for oral herpes.       Flash forward a year and I have had no more of these episodes. Absolutely nothing... could it have just been a fluke??? Maybe it was just some weird rash or something?? Anyone had this happen?? 

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Hey @Ella mae and welcome to the website.

One of the things that is often said about herpes, yeast, bacteria and some other viruses is that they can mimic each other in terms of sores in the genital area.

In reality, given the similarities of the symptoms and natural subtle variations in presentation, visual diagnoses are not great at distinguishing.

If you had a swab of those symptoms and your blood was negative beyond 12 weeks of the sores then there’s a high chance this was a misdiagnosis of herpes.

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