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I started noticing weird symptoms this week after I had sex with an old partner last weekend. I went to the doctor and she told me almost immediately that she thought it was herpes. She took a swab and sent off a blood test. I’ve been on Valtrex since Wednesday and things seem to be clearing up. However, I have some concerns. The majority of the bumps that I had are gone, they were not “blister like”, nothing popped or burst, I didn’t experience any kind of flu symptoms either. Everywhere says that your first outbreak lasts WEEKS but my situation seems to be clearing up for the most part. There was little to no pain in the beginning, mostly itching. 

My question is- is this familiar to anyone? How long did your first outbreak last? How painful was it? It is normal for things to have cleared up in less than a week? I’m on edge waiting for my test results and I just need someone to talk to. 

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WilsoInAus

Hey @helloitsme19 sorry about the wait for results. It is all that can be feasibly be done. Your doctor is very competent in immediately taking a swab and a blood test. That should tell you what you need to know.

Herpes is a possibility. Your experience even if this is herpes is typical. Most people experience a few patches of sores that itch quite madly but nothing additional.

Good luck, your results from the swab should Only be a few days away.

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blurneworder
5 hours ago, helloitsme19 said:

I started noticing weird symptoms this week after I had sex with an old partner last weekend. I went to the doctor and she told me almost immediately that she thought it was herpes. She took a swab and sent off a blood test. I’ve been on Valtrex since Wednesday and things seem to be clearing up. However, I have some concerns. The majority of the bumps that I had are gone, they were not “blister like”, nothing popped or burst, I didn’t experience any kind of flu symptoms either. Everywhere says that your first outbreak lasts WEEKS but my situation seems to be clearing up for the most part. There was little to no pain in the beginning, mostly itching. 

My question is- is this familiar to anyone? How long did your first outbreak last? How painful was it? It is normal for things to have cleared up in less than a week? I’m on edge waiting for my test results and I just need someone to talk to. 

Yes, I had the same situation. Unprotected sex, and then a few days later, a bunch of red, itchy bumps showed up. There were no blisters. I did not get it swabbed, though.

Where did your bumps show up? Was the sex protected?

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34 minutes ago, blurneworder said:

Yes, I had the same situation. Unprotected sex, and then a few days later, a bunch of red, itchy bumps showed up. There were no blisters. I did not get it swabbed, though.

Where did your bumps show up? Was the sex protected?

The sex was protected, although I’ve learned that means little to nothing as far as contracting herpes goes. There were red bumps- no blisters that were basically outlining my vulva. 

If you didn’t get your sores swabbed, how did you receive your diagnosis? Solely from a blood test? How long did your first outbreak last?

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Roxanne11

Hey!! Just some advice from now a self-professed herpes hypochondriac :) try not to freak out until you get your results (I know easier said than done and I'm one to talk). The reason I am saying this is because I have spent a lot of time freaking over every red bump/s after 2 unprotected sexual encounters earlier this year (yes mine were unprotected and therefore much riskier than your situation). Your bumps sound exactly what I went through last week whenI broke out in red bumps but it went as quickly as they came and herpes apparently just doesn't work like that - they generally blister and ulcerate especially if it's your first outbreak. My doc wouldn't swab because he was confident it was not herpes so in lieu of that I did at blood test at 18 weeks post exposure - NEGATIVE :D sooooo my moral of the story, please try not to freak out and wait till your results :) as my doc said the skin is one large organ that occasionally shows with irritation and red bumps where in majority of cases it is because of insignificant reasons. 

Although I am not claiming that you are negative or positive for herpes, you need to just wait for those pesky results because no matter any other persons' experience and what they tell you. You can only do what you can do for yourself which is to test and know for certain. Try not to overthink this while you are playing the waiting game for your results. 

All the best xx

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blurneworder
2 hours ago, helloitsme19 said:

The sex was protected, although I’ve learned that means little to nothing as far as contracting herpes goes. There were red bumps- no blisters that were basically outlining my vulva. 

If you didn’t get your sores swabbed, how did you receive your diagnosis? Solely from a blood test? How long did your first outbreak last?

Through two blood tests. The location is still not known, but I had symptoms just like you. A few months later is when the oral symptoms started, so I must have caught it in both places.

Do you have any other symptoms? Constant itching or redness?

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WilsoInAus
3 hours ago, blurneworder said:

Yes, I had the same situation. Unprotected sex, and then a few days later, a bunch of red, itchy bumps showed up. There were no blisters. I did not get it swabbed, though.

Where did your bumps show up? Was the sex protected?

STOP HARASSING PEOPLE

There is a veiled reference to having genital herpes and sapping off this individual creating doubt and confusion.

NONE of your symptoms are herpes related. For God's sake man you smashing in on everyone who suspects they have herpes is unacceptable human behaviour in addition to your compulsive lying and fear-mongering.  Not even young women are safe now from your herpes fantasy bus - Beep Beep!

She is awaiting her results have some empathy and respect. I know its hard and it has never happened, but let's make today the DAY!

This is a real person, not a mouse for your cat fantasy to play out upon.

I have reported your post again and I will email Shenda now.

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blurneworder
9 hours ago, helloitsme19 said:

. The majority of the bumps that I had are gone, they were not “blister like”, nothing popped or burst, I didn’t experience any kind of flu symptoms either. Everywhere says that your first outbreak lasts WEEKS but my situation seems to be clearing up for the most part. There was little to no pain in the beginning, mostly itching. 

 

To which you replied:

7 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

 

Herpes is a possibility. Your experience even if this is herpes is typical. Most people experience a few patches of sores that itch quite madly but nothing additional.

You just said their experience is typical. The OP and I have had the same experience, yet you tell them it's herpes and tell me my EXACT same symptoms are not. You contradicted yourself.

I am trying to show the OP that there are other people with the same problems and you are making this worse by falsely accusing me of being a liar.

 

1 hour ago, WilsoInAus said:

 

I have reported your post again and I will email Shenda now.

I contact this person (supposing this is the site moderator) regularly and they say nothing and do nothing. 

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WilsoInAus
12 minutes ago, blurneworder said:

To which you replied:

You just said their experience is typical. The OP and I have had the same experience, yet you tell them it's herpes and tell me my EXACT same symptoms are not. You contradicted yourself.

I am trying to show the OP that there are other people with the same problems and you are making this worse by falsely accusing me of being a liar.

 

I contact this person (supposing this is the site moderator) regularly and they say nothing and do nothing. 

This has nothing to do you but the journey of the OP.

Your journey is over. You do not have genital herpes or herpes symptoms.

Anf you didn’t share your story that you swabbed and had blood tests that were negative and hence do not have genital herpes. That was your journey that the OP ought to know.

However with a swab pending it really isn’t a story that aligns yet with the thinking of the OP.

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Muscha
12 hours ago, helloitsme19 said:

I started noticing weird symptoms this week after I had sex with an old partner last weekend. I went to the doctor and she told me almost immediately that she thought it was herpes. She took a swab and sent off a blood test. I’ve been on Valtrex since Wednesday and things seem to be clearing up. However, I have some concerns. The majority of the bumps that I had are gone, they were not “blister like”, nothing popped or burst, I didn’t experience any kind of flu symptoms either. Everywhere says that your first outbreak lasts WEEKS but my situation seems to be clearing up for the most part. There was little to no pain in the beginning, mostly itching. 

My question is- is this familiar to anyone? How long did your first outbreak last? How painful was it? It is normal for things to have cleared up in less than a week? I’m on edge waiting for my test results and I just need someone to talk to. 

Hi there.  I hope you will get the kind of results you are hoping for.  Wilso is right.  A swab is the best way to proceed at this point.  If you can look up Dr H. Hunter Handsfield from the Medhelp forums...he is a prominent Dr in this field.  I have seen him state that herpes presents in a variety of ways but when symptoms present at all...they generally go from bump to blister to sore to scab and the course of time is generally 10 to 14 days.  So the shortness of time is in your favor, I believe.  However the Valtrex may be playing a role here as well.  But Dr HHH also said an experienced provider is to be trusted over a distant online expert even with his qualifications. 

Im curious if you shave and possibly folliculitis could be a consideration

Again, let's hope for good results as your symptoms dont sound like an absolute slam dunk in favor of herpes to me.  I know the waiting is hard and excruciating.  I have been there too.  In faith !  

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helloitsme19
6 hours ago, Muscha said:

Hi there.  I hope you will get the kind of results you are hoping for.  Wilso is right.  A swab is the best way to proceed at this point.  If you can look up Dr H. Hunter Handsfield from the Medhelp forums...he is a prominent Dr in this field.  I have seen him state that herpes presents in a variety of ways but when symptoms present at all...they generally go from bump to blister to sore to scab and the course of time is generally 10 to 14 days.  So the shortness of time is in your favor, I believe.  However the Valtrex may be playing a role here as well.  But Dr HHH also said an experienced provider is to be trusted over a distant online expert even with his qualifications. 

Im curious if you shave and possibly folliculitis could be a consideration

Again, let's hope for good results as your symptoms dont sound like an absolute slam dunk in favor of herpes to me.  I know the waiting is hard and excruciating.  I have been there too.  In faith !  

I would like to thank everybody for all of the help- I really do appreciate all of the responses. 

I actually shaved right before the sex. Not knowing that I would be having sex that night. I do deal with folliculitis and went to the doctor thinking they would tell me that’s all it was like every time before. I think that’s why I was so devastated that she immediately said herpes. I know what’s scaring me is mostly the stigma and not the actual condition- because honestly if this IS a first breakout, it’s completely manageable. I agree with you about the Valtrex, that’s one of the main reasons I think it may be herpes is because it seems to be improving. But- still I’m not really experiencing the blister, sore, scab scenario which makes me think it may be something different. The waiting is beyond excruciating.  I’ll be happy to have my results this week. I know I’ll be fine either way- thank you for this kind response.

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On 9/29/2019 at 1:01 PM, helloitsme19 said:

I started noticing weird symptoms this week after I had sex with an old partner last weekend. I went to the doctor and she told me almost immediately that she thought it was herpes. She took a swab and sent off a blood test. I’ve been on Valtrex since Wednesday and things seem to be clearing up. However, I have some concerns. The majority of the bumps that I had are gone, they were not “blister like”, nothing popped or burst, I didn’t experience any kind of flu symptoms either. Everywhere says that your first outbreak lasts WEEKS but my situation seems to be clearing up for the most part. There was little to no pain in the beginning, mostly itching. 

My question is- is this familiar to anyone? How long did your first outbreak last? How painful was it? It is normal for things to have cleared up in less than a week? I’m on edge waiting for my test results and I just need someone to talk to. 

If anybody was curious I just got my results and I’m positive for HSV-1. I am definitely a little devastated but from what I understand this is typically “less severe” genitally than HSV-2? Any other information I should know that would be helpful for a newbie to know? I keep telling myself I know I will be fine but I have to be honest- I am pretty upset. 

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1 hour ago, helloitsme19 said:

If anybody was curious I just got my results and I’m positive for HSV-1. I am definitely a little devastated but from what I understand this is typically “less severe” genitally than HSV-2? Any other information I should know that would be helpful for a newbie to know? I keep telling myself I know I will be fine but I have to be honest- I am pretty upset. 

I know it's not what you were hoping for but Dr HHH says many people never have another outbreak and since a vast majority of the population already has it orally....you are less likely to transmit. If they have it.

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WilsoInAus

Hi @helloitsme19 we do care a great deal about your diagnosis.

It is very important that you get the result of every test you had.

What was the swab result and the IgG results (especially for HSV-1)?

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3 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

Hi @helloitsme19 we do care a great deal about your diagnosis.

It is very important that you get the result of every test you had.

What was the swab result and the IgG results (especially for HSV-1)?

They didn’t disclose any blood results even though I asked for them which is incredibly annoying. The swab test came back positive for HSV-1. 

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blurneworder
On 10/1/2019 at 5:25 PM, helloitsme19 said:

 

They didn’t disclose any blood results even though I asked for them which is incredibly annoying. The swab test came back positive for HSV-1. 

As I said earlier, I had the same symptoms you did.

PM me if you want to talk without being interrupted by Wilson in this thread.

I can offer you the details of my journey and see if it matches up to what you are experiencing. Your body will eventually be able to subdue the symptoms somewhat.

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On 9/29/2019 at 6:38 PM, WilsoInAus said:

STOP HARASSING PEOPLE

There is a veiled reference to having genital herpes and sapping off this individual creating doubt and confusion.

NONE of your symptoms are herpes related. For God's sake man you smashing in on everyone who suspects they have herpes is unacceptable human behaviour in addition to your compulsive lying and fear-mongering.  Not even young women are safe now from your herpes fantasy bus - Beep Beep!

She is awaiting her results have some empathy and respect. I know its hard and it has never happened, but let's make today the DAY!

This is a real person, not a mouse for your cat fantasy to play out upon.

I have reported your post again and I will email Shenda now.

Hmmm, the OP she tested positive with the exact same symptoms as me. Remember when you said that was nonsense. Remember when you spread lies by telling everyone I don't have HSV?

You got it wrong and you will never admit it.

 

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WilsoInAus
4 hours ago, blurneworder said:

Hmmm, the OP she tested positive with the exact same symptoms as me. Remember when you said that was nonsense. Remember when you spread lies by telling everyone I don't have HSV?

You got it wrong and you will never admit it.

 

😙

You are harassing people.

No one knows if you even have HSV-1, including you nor does it matter. The OP has a swab test, your swab tests are negative. But the facts NEVER get in the way of your fantasy,

Either way you have disgraced yourself with your ongoing lies and harassment.

Please leave the community alone, they are worth far more than your fantasy and deserve respect.

I have reported your post again.

But you must resist posting if there is any hope for you to get better.

 

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On 10/4/2019 at 1:08 AM, WilsoInAus said:

You are harassing people.

No one knows if you even have HSV-1, including you nor does it matter. The OP has a swab test, your swab tests are negative. But the facts NEVER get in the way of your fantasy,

Either way you have disgraced yourself with your ongoing lies and harassment.

Please leave the community alone, they are worth far more than your fantasy and deserve respect.

I have reported your post again.

But you must resist posting if there is any hope for you to get better.

 

Yep, tested positive twice through IGG -- which you always ignore even though I've told you multiple times. You are just mad because someone else tested positive who had a genital outbreak like I did.

Reporting doesn't do anything on this website. I report you all the time and nothing happens. It's been demonstrated that it's okay for you, Wilsion, to call people liars without proof and harass people across multiple forums. The admins don't care about your childish behavior.

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WilsoInAus
51 minutes ago, blurneworder said:

Yep, tested positive twice through IGG -- which you always ignore even though I've told you multiple times. You are just mad because someone else tested positive who had a genital outbreak like I did.

Reporting doesn't do anything on this website. I report you all the time and nothing happens. It's been demonstrated that it's okay for you, Wilsion, to call people liars without proof and harass people across multiple forums. The admins don't care about your childish behavior.

No, its a low positive for you and you haven't had a Westernblot. Even if you have HSV-1, then it is a latent oral HSV-1 infection.

However, your story is over now, it finished ages ago. Ancient history. This is a thread about ANOTHER person. All threads are about OTHER people now. 

There is no "I" in support for others.

We all wish you the best on your journey. Good luck.

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