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Well for everyone that has been following my saga -

Went to the dermatologist last week - basically told my story and he was completely unconvinced that I had anything physically wrong with me. I said that I had bumps all over my scrotum and occasional pain etc. He said it was not herpes. I asked about getting tested and he was adamit about not doing the blood test. Not really sure as to why - he only said I did not need to. He then asked if I was under stress and I said yes - job change, divorce, building a house - all within the last 18 months! So he started down that road that it is all stress related. WHo knows at this point.

I still have bumps and I still have the bumps but I have not had any sores - I would think that if they were infected hairs they would not last 3 months - also would not think that dry skin would stay this long either but I could be wrong.

He told me to stop using any creams on the area and let it work from there.

My questions are as follows - do you agree with this assessment? Mainly for Pilot, Rich and Faith - and if not how can I get a blood test - none of my doctors want to mess with it?



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There is no reason your doctor should be against a blood test.. INSIST that you have one and if he still refuses then I'd consider hitting up a Planned Parenthood because they will definitely check you out or just look for another doc.

I'll let Rich, Faith, or Pilot answer the rest. :)

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I didn't think you had HSV from your previous posts...

Now that you went to a Dr and the Dr also thought you didn't have HSV, I'm even more convinced...

You just don't want to believe that you DON'T HAVE hsv do you!!! :wink:


If you want to do the blood test, do it, but I'm sure the Dr. was completely confident that you didn't have HSV (as we were) and that it woudl be a waste. However, if peace of mind is important to you, maybe it wouldn't be a waste...

(now if you get the test, and it comes back negative, and you start posting wondering about 'false negatives' I'm gonna have to slap ya!) LOL


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My doctor just told me last month that she wished that they had never made a blood test for diagnosing herpes. I should have asked why but I didn't. She did say that they are not specific. They are not specific even if you get a result back that said HSV 1 or 2. It doesn't necessarily tell you where you have it.

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Guest Anonymous

You are correct

I am very paranoid about all of this and now 4 Doctors have said that I do not have herpes - I just wish the discomfort would go away. This has been a big bother to me.

THanks for your help however.

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