November 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm #1709
So here it goes, I had a (unprotected) one night stand with some guy and for some reason I felt very suspicious of him. I checked my vulva and saw some “dots” I thought I’ve never seen before but I’ve never looked at my vulva so closely so at the end I don’t know if they were there before but I never noticed or if they are recent. I got to a sexual and reproductive health clinic and had an STI testing (HIV, chlamydia, ghonorrea and syphilis, all came back negative) they also checked my vulva and the nurse doubted but she asked if I had any pain and I didn’t so she told me I didn’t have herpes.
After that I had a staph throat and took very strong antiboitics which gave me a yeast infection (cured with clotrimazole) but then I got worried thinking maybe it was herpes and I was feeling pain 🙁 The yeast infection went away and I haven’t had any changes in my vulva since, this was about a month and a half ago. I still have the dots with no changes, they don’t hurt they don’t look like lesions and haven’t “popped” or scabed but what are they?!?
Is there a way I can send a private picture by email so I can have some peace of mind?
Thank you for your answer
November 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm #1712
There isn’t really a way to send a private picture, but realistically, I doubt that many people would recognize your vulva if you posted the pictures on our website. I noticed in your message that the clinic you attended did not test you for herpes. In order to know if you really have herpes you need an IgG antibody test. Asking if you have pain is not the way to know if you have herpes or not. Not everyone with herpes has pain. I would encourage to obtain an IgG test and that can be done either through your regular healthcare provider or there are number of websites where you can order your own STD tests. Approximately one in four women in the United States ages 14 to 49 have a an HSV 2 infection but 80% of those do not know that they are infected. Have you ever in your life had a cold sore on your lip? If yes then all you need is HSV-2 IgG testing not HSV-1.
Does that help answer your question? If you have more question or would like to post a picture, you still have two more questions to ask or comments to make.
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