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    • Scooby2112
      Not a lot to go on.  UTI symptoms are mostly during the initial outbreak.  Not during recurrences.     therefore it doesn’t sound like herpes since it is only UTI symptoms.      
    • Scooby2112
      I assume you gave oral sex to whomever back 20 days ago?   hsv2 is very unlikely to infect the oral cavity and if so, unlikely to show symptoms.     also transmitting to thick skin like face skin is harder than the lips/ mucous membranes.     I don’t believe this looks like herpes.  They look filled with pus like a pimple /ingrown hair.  
    • JeffBridges
      Hi, After getting tested for hsv2, my results were “indeterminate” and I was negative for all other diseases. I had protected sex ~20 days ago. Just a few days ago, these bumps appeared on my chin and over the course of 2 days have disappeared. Are these herpes? thank you in advance
    • lennyblastoff
      Im glad you commented not about the same old song though. We'll see how far they go with the research Dr. Deepak Shukla and his team have been studying bx795 for the last 2-3 years dropping a study every year or so since 2018. This is only they're second one on hsv2 I believe. Also Im sure it wouldn't be impossible for those that have hsv to crowdfound and have research done for us to answer some question kinda like all these breast cancer  or how we've done for fred hutch who asked 50,000 initially and then 100k to test an actual vaccine not an already somewhat of a common compound.
    • Just a human being
      I’ve never been able to fully accept such logic although I believe there is an element to it and absolutely there are financial drivers at play. Not when you’ve witnessed the psychology on the ground to my thinking anyhow... I get the expression of your dichotomy... I was watching a clip awhile back about a naturopath fighting a massive ban on natural supplements by the FDA. He stated from his communications the FDA simply seemed to trust Pharmaceutical companies more. Many of them would have HSV...  I had a great visual analogy on it posted here. Unfortunately it got censored. Possibly as it was in the cure section and it insulted the allopathic kiddies, which wasn’t my intention, possibly maybe due to the thoughtstream in the majority of society that most treatment options should come from the pharmacological approach...so might try my luck on a re-post of it in my grassroots section.  That said I don’t have the rest of my life to study it... too busy... And I am meant to be taking a break from this forum...
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Mr_cbm

Could it be herpes ?

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Mr_cbm

Hi,

 

One year ago, I had a tingling/burning sensations on my glans. I was stressed .. A lot ! I have made some research before and Internet told me it could be herpes ... Stressful ...

I saw a Dr and he told me it is herpes - he could see vesicles ... Well .. I never saw them ... I don't know how he could see something ... Anyway, he asked for a blood test and a swab (PCR)

Blood test was for HSV1/2 (non specific), NEGATIVE (Igg 0.7 and the range for neg-equivocal-pos is 0.9-1.1)

PCR test NEGATIVE too. But ... I was stupid, I washed my genital with 10-15min before the swab (it was the end of the day and it was not smelling good)

 

Went to see another doctor, told me it could be a mycosis and she gave me a cream. Maybe 10 days after, I was better. She asks for another blood test to confirm the first one.

HSV1/2 (non specific), NEGATIVE (Igg <0.5 and the range for neg-equivocal-pos is 0.9-1.1). Even if I had symptoms, I had sex with my gf (unprotected, we have done all classic STD tests)

 

I was pretty OK for a year but during end of september ... Again ! I went to see my doctor (a new one because I wanted one closer of my house). She told me it could be an atypical herpes (but she was not sure at all) and she asked for another blood test to confirm the 2 before. However, I think she doesn't know a lot about herpes, she had to check on the internet some fact about herpes ...

So, another blood test HSV1/2 (non specific), NEGATIVE (Igg <0.5 and the range for neg-equivocal-pos is 0.9-1.1)

I had tingling/burning sensation for 5-6 days maybe then nothing. During this time, I was on holiday, travelling with some friends, maybe it's why I had nothing.

I came back to my house and sensation coming back too ! Maybe 10 days of symptoms. Then another travel with my friends and no symptoms during 3 days. And again, it restarted after ...

 

I am very stressed because of this ... I never had painful blisters, pain at all, ...

I had, once, 3-4 years ago, some bumps/buttons with disturbing sensations on my glans but no flu like, no pain, etc and never had something like this again.

 

I have a gf, I'm with here since 1 year and a half and she does not have symptoms.

 

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Scooby2112

No.  Multiple repeat tests negative a strong sign it’s not herpes.  Although the stress could be causing pelvic floor dysfunction.  

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Mr_cbm

Well .. I hope

It' strange because it's recurrent but random ...(3 years without symptoms or at least unnoticed then symptoms then nothing for a year and then, symptoms again that going back and leaving for 1 month and a half)

I talked to my biologist who did my blood test and swab and she told me that my test suggests it is not herpes. However, I have to see a dermatologist to explain my symptoms.

Still hoping it's not herpes but I'm not sure ...

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Mr_cbm

Hi ! Some news

 

Still having issue, was OK for 3-4 days then it started again today. Tingling/burning and redness.

 

I saw a dermatologist yesterday. I had just some little redness. She told me "maybe a little psoriasis, not herpes for me and your tests are negative (serology & pcr)"

 

I don't know what to think ...

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Mr_cbm

I guess... But still thinking it could be a misdiagnosis... 

For me, it doesn't look like a psoriasis... 

She gave me some corticoid cream. Inside the package, there is a warning "do not apply on herpes, mycosis,..." and other disease. Let's see if it's useful.. I start treatment today. 

And if it's herpes... Then symptoms are going to be worse with corticoid and maybe I will have a sore to swab. Who knows ? 

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Scooby2112

Yep.  But be careful.  Too much steroid on the genitals can cause skin thinning and skin damage.  

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Mr_cbm

Some news !

I applied steroid (Nerisone) for 5 days twice a day, as she told me. Not better but not worse. Still having some tingling sometimes and some sensibility.

Now I must apply the cream on the glans for 20 days before sleeping.

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Fred R

Just curious did u ever have any other symptoms ?  @Mr_cbm

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Mr_cbm

Well, sometimes I can feel a little little pain on the left of my glans. 

But no ulcers, just redness as usual

I'm in "constant outbreak" since end of September... Just some days of rest every week and again and again.. 

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Mr_cbm
On 11/28/2019 at 3:14 PM, Scooby2112 said:

Have you used anything topically before the steroid?   

Sorry for the delay... 

Not before steroid. I have used anti fungal cream a year ago. 

 

On 11/28/2019 at 3:37 PM, Fred R said:

How can u be in outbreak if u never tested positive ?

That's why I put "constant outbreak" between quotes. 

 

I was pretty OK for one week and then, it started again 4 days ago, tingling, redness and bad odour... I keep washing my penis once a day with a soap for genital parts. I stopped steroid 6 days ago 

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Mr_cbm

Still having this issue... It doesn't stop since September... I have some relief a few days sometimes (never more than a week) and then coming back... 

At the end of the quarantaine in my country, I will ask for another PCR... 

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Mr_cbm

I have tried anti fungal cream (Econazole) for 2 weeks. 

Had some weird skin reaction sometimes like red rashes everywhere on my glans and very itchy but disapeared in a night or 24h. Happened twice, maybe a skin reaction. 

 

No more problem since Friday (i've stopped treatment on this day) but this morning, headache, a bit of fever and I think I feel something on my glans... Hope it is not what I think... 

 

Never had a positive igg for HSV1/2

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