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So this is going to be a long one but please stick it out. I’ll be extremely grateful.

So after going to my doctors for a general check up due to me having Molluscum (had during childhood, but reappeared when I was 19) he mentioned having a routine STD check.

I thought nothing of it and accepted. Everything came back negative, syphillis, chlamydia, ghonnerea and HIV. 

What I didn’t realise is that herpes wasn’t a routine test and I started looking online about what herpes involved. I was scared and uncertain about my status now beings as the more I read. The more symptoms I believe I’ve had.

starting in 2018 I had developed iritis which apparently can be a result of H. This however was during a stressful period of my life. 

Since my first sexual partner my posterior fourchette has always been weak and I have little tears (not serious) ever since. They heal within a day. 

However. Whilst itchiness, blisters, soreness is the typical symptoms for when people have it (and I have never had) I have noticed that I have had a very very thin, not deep, none sore (unless touched) cut on my inner labia a few weeks ago. 

Then three days ago I had a tiny tiny cut which resembled more of very thin tear I guess it closer to a definition, since the one on my labia was more of a cut ( but I would also say like a scratch) on the upper part of my genitals just where the pubic area ended. It was quite sore when touched but didn’t bother me otherwise. I have had this cut before however typically when my pubic hair is growing back. In around about the same area which goes away within 2-3 days maximum.

Does this seem like genital herpes?

further more, I now have concerns about my mouth too. This is the first time this has ever happened to me. And had occurred two days after I started panicking about this, so I would say I was extremely stressed.

My tongue turned Pale and patchy with red indents on my tongue. Ulcers (eventhough they didn’t hurt) appeared on the back of the sides of my tongue. The sores then travelled all along the sides of my tongue to the tip of my tongue. (A few yellow patches still being on the back of either side of my tongue) Being in one place, then moving to another. I must say that I had smaller sores and then I had food poisoning which resulted in vomiting which then made the sores triple in amount. Also there are light yellow patches/dots on the back of my throat. 

I have been using salt water rinses and bonjella on the sores. It’s important to note that the sores don’t hurt or irritate me UNLESS I use the bonjela which causes them to burn a little. 

I have never had anything like this in my mouth before and this has lasted two weeks,  And I guess I’m just extremely upset because I’ve only had two sexual partners. And have been with my current partner for two years. So for all of this to suddenly occur has created so much stress for me. I’ve already told him that there is a possibility since I wanted to be open from the very beginning, but since the COVID scares, anywhere I could get the cuts on my genital swabbed is closed and it’s already gone now. So I’m hoping I could eat some advice here .. 

when seeing my GP about my mouth she said it didnt look like herpes and was quite certain. She said it just looked like ulcers and said it could be down to the immense stress I’ve put myself under due to panicking.

So... Is this thrush/stress/herpes??? 

Here are the links to the Reddit page I made showing the problems with my mouth as I unfortunately have no pictures of my genital cut.

https://www.reddit.com/user/MegneedsHelp/comments/fql64p/is_this_herpes/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

https://www.reddit.com/user/MegneedsHelp/comments/fql040/is_this_herpes/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

https://www.reddit.com/user/MegneedsHelp/comments/fqkzlh/is_this_herpes/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

 

THANK YOU 

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normally for most people hsv is lips and genitals, not tongue.

fear can make you afraid of every little thing that you did or did not ever notice before and now you have an excess of fear.

tongue irritation can occur for many reasons, none of which i am qualified to discuss.

i suggest not shaving genital areas, trim hairs, don't upset the skin.

 

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It is so easy to stress over all kinds of symptoms, but generally speaking I'd say to trust your GP. They have the training, and they were there, so it's reasonable to believe them regarding your oral symptoms. I'd follow their advice and try to take care of yourself to be comforted and heal.

In terms of your concerns about having Ghsv, a type-specific test for you and your partner can at lest tell whether either of you have a type I or II infection *somewhere*. The symptoms for hsv can be pretty variable and sometimes so mild that you wouldn't even notice, which holds true for men and women. If you don't have it, you can be thankful! If you do, you can be thankful the symptoms are so mild the possibility never even occurred to you until now!

Remember that even if you have a positive test result of some kind, it's not conclusive where/when/by whom you might have been exposed. Just use the information you get to make informed decisions going forward. You're not alone no matter what the outcome, and every outcome is manageable.

Be well

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Thanks God I found someone’s throat and tongue like me! I have the exact tongue( with the exact color change on the tongue) and the exact throat with white dots on it!!! I am very scared of it and sometimes I feel like I will be sick bc of my throat it makes me feel like hard to drink water, eat, talk HOWEVER the feeling goes away within 4-5 five days. Please someone help if knows anything abut this tongue and throat type!!!! I believe that throat lesions gives this color to our tongue :(

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7 hours ago, WarriorKing said:

normally for most people hsv is lips and genitals, not tongue.

fear can make you afraid of every little thing that you did or did not ever notice before and now you have an excess of fear.

tongue irritation can occur for many reasons, none of which i am qualified to discuss.

i suggest not shaving genital areas, trim hairs, don't upset the skin.

 

Thank you for the response.

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6 hours ago, alphaCero said:

It is so easy to stress over all kinds of symptoms, but generally speaking I'd say to trust your GP. They have the training, and they were there, so it's reasonable to believe them regarding your oral symptoms. I'd follow their advice and try to take care of yourself to be comforted and heal.

In terms of your concerns about having Ghsv, a type-specific test for you and your partner can at lest tell whether either of you have a type I or II infection *somewhere*. The symptoms for hsv can be pretty variable and sometimes so mild that you wouldn't even notice, which holds true for men and women. If you don't have it, you can be thankful! If you do, you can be thankful the symptoms are so mild the possibility never even occurred to you until now!

Remember that even if you have a positive test result of some kind, it's not conclusive where/when/by whom you might have been exposed. Just use the information you get to make informed decisions going forward. You're not alone no matter what the outcome, and every outcome is manageable.

Be well

Thank you for the response.

everyone I have spoken to who does not have herpes have tried to reassure me that these cuts are simply just cuts I could get from day to day occurrences which is true, they could be. However due to the research I have done, I have noticed that they also could just be little cuts if I was to have symptoms. 

Its all just too coincidental to me, that one I started panicking and getting upset that I had a cut a few days later. But as I was also told, it could’ve been because I started pulling around down there trying to have a look. 

Its all just a nightmare at the moment and my biggest fear is the possibility I have gave it to my partner not knowing because I didn’t know I may have it. But I’m going to have to wait something happens next to get it swabbed some it’s the most honest test we have at the moment :( 

thank you for your help 

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2 hours ago, Herpesser said:

Thanks God I found someone’s throat and tongue like me! I have the exact tongue( with the exact color change on the tongue) and the exact throat with white dots on it!!! I am very scared of it and sometimes I feel like I will be sick bc of my throat it makes me feel like hard to drink water, eat, talk HOWEVER the feeling goes away within 4-5 five days. Please someone help if knows anything abut this tongue and throat type!!!! I believe that throat lesions gives this color to our tongue :(

Ah.. whilst this has reassured you, this has scared me.

what type are you diagnosed with? 

This is the first time my throat has ever happened to me. It hasn’t made me feel sick or have the inability to drink or eat and this has been constant for two weeks not 4-5 days. It has been improving but not as rapid as yours.

 

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13 minutes ago, Megneedshelp1 said:

Ah.. whilst this has reassured you, this has scared me.

what type are you diagnosed with? 

This is the first time my throat has ever happened to me. It hasn’t made me feel sick or have the inability to drink or eat and this has been constant for two weeks not 4-5 days. It has been improving but not as rapid as yours.

 

None of this is caused by herpes, it is not what herpes does.

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12 minutes ago, Megneedshelp1 said:

Ah.. whilst this has reassured you, this has scared me.

what type are you diagnosed with? 

This is the first time my throat has ever happened to me. It hasn’t made me feel sick or have the inability to drink or eat and this has been constant for two weeks not 4-5 days. It has been improving but not as rapid as yours.

 

I have both HSV1 and HSV2 HOWEVER! I never experience any lesions on my face, lips or tongue. This is confusing because as I you can see the pictures that I have uploaded, there lesion like symptoms on my throat! So what did you find about this, can you inform me?

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2 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

None of this is caused by herpes, it is not what herpes does.

Can you please read my post and tell me what you think please?

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3 minutes ago, Herpesser said:

I have both HSV1 and HSV2 HOWEVER! I never experience any lesions on my face, lips or tongue. This is confusing because as I you can see the pictures that I have uploaded, there lesion like symptoms on my throat! So what did you find about this, can you inform me?

I have only seen my GP (clinician) and she suggested that it could be oral thrush. The ulcers she didn’t seem concerned about either. She said it was most likely down to stress since I wasn’t eating or sleeping prior to when this initially started. On the back of my throat, there are the yellow patches/spots but they aren’t raised or have any fluid in them. I’m not too sure about yours. Would you said they are raised/blister like. 

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As I understand that you are seeking some advice through other's experiences, please keep in mind the only way to be sure is to get type specific HSV testing for you & your partner.

Know your status & proceed from there.

If your "GP" is inadequate or uninformed seek out an infectious disease specialist .There is also lots of info online if you search specifically like :

https://askingforafriend.us/articles/f/herpes-and-vaginal-tearing

It doesn't matter how many sexual partners you've had. 

Beware the "from stress" diagnosis and don't trust a "visual" one, either.

No one here is a medical professional, seek out professional advice but educate yourself , as well.

Good Luck

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13 hours ago, Megneedshelp1 said:

Can you please read my post and tell me what you think please?

Everyone needs to use their common sense first and foremost. That is never more true than now, especially when herpes testing is probably not going to pragmatically happen apart from suspected primary/initial outbreaks to ensure pathology resource is applied where it is needed.

Herpes is as herpes does. For the most part as mentioned, established herpes infections cause a lesion from time to time typically on the lips for oral or penis shaft for male genitals.

These are the only symptoms that ought to raise the possibility that you have herpes, at this time. Established herpes infections tend not to jump out from behind the pot plant with atypical symptoms befalling you as your first suspicion you may carry HSV 1/2. Also not that herpes 'cuts' or more correctly they are 'dry slits' are more a feature of the female vagina rather than a male penis.

Remember that in life, the simplest most rational explanation with the fewest assumptions is almost invariably the correct one.  If a doctor has told you that you have oral thrush plus canker sores on your tongue, then that is the most probable explanation.

Fear knows no such bounds, but also only has the power over you that you feed it.

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