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    • WilsoInAus
      I am not sure that is the correct interpretation. Your antigen levels are quite high indicating that the lymphocytes did not stop the replication of the antigen. One of your dilutions is also negative. Hence overall this would appear to be a negative result. Note that IgG does not measure activity of the virus, it measures whether there are a specific antibody to the virus in your blood.
    • WilsoInAus
      Great news @Stolo868 hopefully you are now able to put this behind you.  I am not quite sure what the barb is about though, there are no doctors here, self appointed or otherwise, only people trying to help you reach rational decisions on the basis of your experience and testing. If you think you received inappropriate comments from anyone then let us know and they will be addressed. Hey @Just a human being My understanding of how the test works is that antigen cells (the virus) are placed in an growth-rich environment and allowed to replicate. If your blood has the lymphocytes then they will be detected and the growth of the antigen will be restrained. Hence for a positive, you need to see high values of lymphocytes and low values of antigen.
    • Southwestrancher
      https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12325-019-00995-6
    • Stolo868
      Above 2 is positive. Compare to IGG it measures activity of virus. It’s recommended in Europe for seronegative people with ongoing symptoms and those with immune deficiency.  Basically mine is positive for type 1and negative for type 2 which means my t-lymphocytes had contact with hsv1 in the past. 
    • Just a human being
      I do not wish to engage with the difficult politics on this forum regarding rare difficulty in some subsets with diagnosis or debates there in, but could you please explain the LTT test your numbers and your professional opinions in regards to this test, pros and cons of this test and how and why it may be recommended in some cases. I realise the care that needs to be taken as sometimes one will encounter some with irrational fear of HSV. In no way am I suggesting your case as such. 
Franky26

Is this herpes and when will symptoms gone. Need help

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Franky26

Hi Everyone

 i been having these symptoms and would love to see if you have any knowledge or idea to what it might be.  i cant remember if i felt it before feb 5 but on that date i developed burning sensation around the tip of my penis and sometimes on the area next to my genitals which also turned into a big red spot. i went to the doctor and upon inspection told me it is a bacterial infection and gave me antibiotics and send a sample of my urine for testing.  on antibiotics i felt better the next couple of days fast forward to yesterday the pain came back and the red area while it is still there but got considerably smaller. the urine test came today with negative result leaving me wondering what the hell is wrong down there. last time i had intercourse was February 1st with my partner she is on valtrex and used protection. I developed a swollen lymph nodes for couple days. Rash is still there on both side of thighs. With consistent pain in the top of my penis. 

This sounds like I contracted a hsv2. Now how long does these symptoms of burnnig last I feel my penis is in fire 

thank you much appreciated

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Scooby2112

Doesn’t sound like herpes.  Which is tiny postures not large spaces that stay for a long time.  
 

that doesn’t mean you don’t have it (80% of those that do have it don’t know it) but means this may be something else.  

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Franky26

I am very skeptical. I have headeck nausea and developed slightly swollen lymph node on my groin area. Plus the ongoing pain with redness to my testicles 

I don't think there is anything else beside herpes that can cause all these symptoms

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Franky26

Update: my symptoms as of now: I still have a slightly red spot between my thigh and groin area. Plus on and off pain/ burning sensation in my foot and sometime cold toes 

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Franky26

I have done a full std panel and blood work I will post the result soon. Every is negative. 

This is driving me crazy any help would be appreciated. 

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Anais

What test was done for Hsv?

Were you swabbed?

What test were done in a full panel?

 

 

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Franky26

https://imgur.com/a/wGzepp9 i had this on the both side on my groin 

 

this is pictures was taken on the first day it happened to me 

i wish i knew better to swap it and the nurse that i went to see didnt know any better 

i have done a full panel test, waiting on (HIV syphilis), beside that everything is negative 

i am going to repeat my HSV test soon (4 week) mark, and if still negative repeat after another month.

 

my symptoms at the moment are mainly ( on and off Burning pain on the bottom of my foot near my toes, and my toes would feel cold from time to time) right foot being more than left.

discomfort/pain in my buttocks and back of left thigh sometimes

little bit burring sensation when i pie 

cant seem to sleep or my sleep is very light. I sleep deep usually

 

 

any help would be appreciated Iam very stressed 

 

 

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Anais

It could help to not drink anything acid. Soda, Alcohol, and coffee. You could dilute juice. Some find comfort peeing a cup of water. Advil for pain. If extreme pain discuss with doctor. 

 

I don't know if have any symptoms on your hand. Like whitlow. It is one possible was to spread other areas. 

 

Athletes foot can be a symptoms for burning on your feet. I believe it is a fungus so antibiotics won't work. It can burn and itch. This can be spread.  I would use clean towel everyday until it is cleared. I don't the same towel to dry and privates. Loose legs underwear so feet don't legs.

Lotrimin Af cream and syray.

 

Yeast infection is a fungal can cause burning with peeing.

Short course of meds can be prescribed. I assume a test could be done.

 

Antifungal meds can be take with antivirals. If you decide, you like to take meds as precaution. 

 

It is good to get a CBC and panel for organ function. Cold feet can mean different things. Anemia, Thyroid, and circulation. Other deficiencies can give you muscle pain.

I used benadryl to get sleep and chamomile tea. Melatonin is being study for HSV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Franky26

Thank you Anais, 

Im doing more blood work test before my family doctor sends me to a neurologist. 

my 4 week Igg test came back negative but iam planning to do 8 weeks and follow up with 12 weeks after 

Im going to see an infectious diseases specialist in a week and see what he says.

Iam also going to see a psychologist for my stress 

Thank you all who helped me with this.

 

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Tulip79

Keep moving forward, I hope you get some answers soon.

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Jr1986

Hey bud I’m going thru the same thing right now having a lot of the same symptoms I’d like to get in touch with you can you email me iggysmiles62@yahoo.com

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Franky26

Hi jr1986 

How long have you been having your symptoms for. Have you went to see any doctor yet. 

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Franky26

Update: Just came back from a infectious disease specialist and he doesn't know what is wrong with me .

i have to follow up with him later. 

my symptoms as of now

Headache, nausea,  foot pain, and burning pain in the tip of penis (from time to time). 

other than that i have done a shit load of blood work, and a 4 weeks hsv came back negative. 

 

if anyone can help much appreciated im really desperate here 

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Franky26

Update : my doctor called me back and told me he thinks it it could be non primary Hsv infection of hsv-2. 

 

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IcantThinkofaName
21 minutes ago, Franky26 said:

Update : my doctor called me back and told me he thinks it it could be non primary Hsv infection of hsv-2. 

 why does he think that?

I would think that you would have a positive iGG count then if its non-primary. If IGG is negative, then you just contracted it possibly.

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Franky26

Because of my initial symptoms. It takes time for the antibodies to show up on Igg. Plus I'm having the end of the stick here with all the additional complications of pain in the bottom of my foot which could be nerve problem and the recent headechs which could be aseptic meningitis. 

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IcantThinkofaName
31 minutes ago, Franky26 said:

Because of my initial symptoms. It takes time for the antibodies to show up on Igg.

then its a primary outbreak, no? 

Unless you have had these symptoms before?  If yes, Were they worse the first time?

You think you contracted it around Feb 5. so yeah, it would be another new Ob by now

On 2/14/2020 at 1:23 AM, Franky26 said:

I have headeck nausea and developed slightly swollen lymph node on my groin area.

swollen lymphs... sure. Did you have a fever too?

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Jr1986

Was that the infectious disease doctor . He diagnosed you by symptoms?

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Franky26

If i did contracted it then it would be on Feb 1st 

My symptoms started on Feb 5.  Foot pain started on Feb 13 and sever headache last Sunday. I'm recovering from a cold sore hsv1 that i know i had for long time atm

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Dontknowanymoreagain
On 3/6/2020 at 2:25 PM, Franky26 said:

If i did contracted it then it would be on Feb 1st 

My symptoms started on Feb 5.  Foot pain started on Feb 13 and sever headache last Sunday. I'm recovering from a cold sore hsv1 that i know i had for long time atm

I have had the same symptoms and pictures you posted first. Its a waste of time and money to go to the Dr's. They dont know whats wrong with me either. I have had all the specialist and test done to me and everything is negative. Been like this for about 3 years . I just go on with life I have nothing wrong with me, but clearly there is..

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Muscha
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1 hour ago, Dontknowanymoreagain said:

I have had the same symptoms and pictures you posted first. Its a waste of time and money to go to the Dr's. They dont know whats wrong with me either. I have had all the specialist and test done to me and everything is negative. Been like this for about 3 years . I just go on with life I have nothing wrong with me, but clearly there is..

Hi.  So if you have had multiple tests and seen multiple Drs and all the feedback has been negative why would you think its herpes? When they say they dont know what it is they are clearly saying its not herpes because they have already told you what its not.

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Dontknowanymoreagain
4 hours ago, Muscha said:

Hi.  So if you have had multiple tests and seen multiple Drs and all the feedback has been negative why would you think its herpes? When they say they dont know what it is they are clearly saying its not herpes because they have already told you what its not.

Didnt say I had herpes, but thats what everyone initially thinks they have because antibiotics, antifungal, and other meds dont work with these symptoms. I'm trying to help this person get through it. I have something, but Dr's dont know what it is. Same symptoms as this person is describing.

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