August 23, 2022 at 8:16 am #785001709ironmanParticipant
I am a male and have HSV1 Genital for ~4 years
Aug 15th had protected vaginal sex and received unprotected oral sex
Aug 16th the female received news that she tested positive from the IgM test, but Dr doesn’t know which type. Female had protected vaginal sex with another male ~1mo ago, and gave unprotected oral sex.
I also had protected sex with same female in late June, protected vaginal, unprotected oral.
I am concerned that I have received HSV2 genitally or orally from the female. I have had symptoms in the past 7 days…mouth had a sore on Wed Aug 17th and I felt generally sick and off for the past week. The sore went away in a few days. I have not had any sores in the genital area, but have felt some twinges and discomfort from my head down to my genitals.
What are the chances I acquired HSV2 from the female?
Is it possible I gave her HSV1 in late June, which is why the IGM test is positive? And also why I had a sore on my lip last week?
If I had HSV2 Genitally would I be showing sores by now? ~8 days later
Could the symptoms Im experiencing be just my HSV1 Genital threatening an outbreak because of all the stress Im under?
Appreciate your thoughts!
August 25, 2022 at 9:20 am #78524Terri WarrenKeymaster
The IgM is a completely unreliable test. The Mayo Clinic discontinued the test in 2019 and both Quest and LabCorp will be discontinuing its use at the end of 2022. It has so many false positives.
I think it is unlikely that you have HSV 2, given what you’ve said in the post. It isn’t impossible though. I would suggest that you obtain an IgG test for HSV 2 if you are concerned about that possibility.
August 25, 2022 at 1:44 pm #785271709ironmanParticipant
Thank you. I have had what seems like an outbreak in the past 7 days…no sores or blisters, but swollen lymph nodes in the groin.
I cant tell if its an outbreak of what I already have, HSV1 G, or if its a new infection of HSV 2. I know you cant tell either over email.
The woman did confirmation that she has HSV 1, so assuming that’s true it seems this should just be an outbreak of my HSV 1 right?
I guess my specific follow up question is, would a recurrent outbreak of HSV1 Genital cause swollen lymph nodes and some muscle aches? Or is that only during a primary infection?
August 27, 2022 at 6:58 pm #78554Terri WarrenKeymaster
Swollen lymph nodes do not constitute an outbreak. Sore constitute an outbreak. If you don’t know what is going on here, I would suggest a PCR swab test that is very sensitive and could sort this out for you.
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