October 8, 2020 at 11:08 am #71381
I’m majorly confused with my situation. I will try and keep the facts as simple yet detailed as possible.
10/4/19-received very very brief unprotected oral in the shower.
10/18/19- started to feel a strange tingling in my penis
10/19/19- two, what I thought, were pimples appeared. I attempted to pop but not much happened. They were sore but never crusted and went away within 4-5 days.
I started to do Research and decided to do a full panel test on 10/21 so 17 days after exposure . Everything came back negative except HSV1 with an IGG level of 3.24
I tested again on 10/29 and it was 2.64
Then one more time on 2/12/20 and it was 2.62
I would say about 30 days after exposure I felt flu like and like I had swollen lymph nodes.
I have not had any more pimples or “lesions” and no other issues with that at all. I have however, ever since this situation started had pain in my lower right abdomen and in my inguinal area (also only right side)
I’m unsure if this is even related to the short event and a new infection or not. I don’t recall any other “outbreaks” on my penis, or mouth/nose.
Do you have any thoughts on if this is related? If I did another test now (its been a year) and the Igg levels are up will that tell me it was a new infection.
Is the 17 days pretty early for the levels to show?
And does the pain I’m having sound like it is related to HSV1?
Any thoughts or answers would be greatly appreciated.
October 12, 2020 at 12:10 pm #71418
There can be false-positive results on the HSV 1 antibody test but with an initial level of 3.24, it is unlikely that this is a false positive HSV 1 result.
The appearance of the genital lesions is late in the process for it to be a result of the oral sex, but possible. It would have been best if someone has swab tested the bumps for herpes at the time they showed up. But that opportunity is passed so you’ll have to wait for another outbreak, if you get one, to be swab tested.
Have you ever in your life had a cold sore on your lip? If yes, then that’s why you have HSV 1 antibody and then the genital lesions are very unlikely to be herpes.
October 19, 2020 at 5:11 pm #71513
Do you think testing at 17 days and having that level of 3.24 would be fast if it was in fact a new infection? Or how quickly do these levels typically show up?
Also, I have had no other lesions or issues in a year. I have the other pain in lower abdomen/hip area pretty constant. Is that something that is even possible to be HSV1 related? I thought maybe swollen lymph nodes but I’m totally confused now.
If I tested again and the Igg levels were higher now would that indicate that it was a newer infection when I tested a year ago?
October 25, 2020 at 10:44 am #71535
I think an index value of 3.24 17 days out from a new infection is unlikely but possible.
If you tested again and your IgG levels were much higher, it could indicate that that was a new infection but several factors are involved including what test the lab used then and what test they use now (labs change brands periodically). The normal ranges can change dramatically with different brands.I doubt that the recurring lower abdomen/hip pain has anything to do with herpes.
October 30, 2020 at 6:46 pm #71599
The pain is pretty constant, it’s in my hip and lower abdomen. I thought it may be lymph nodes but it doesn’t seem like that.
Under any circumstances could hsv1 cause pain like this. No more lesions (in a year).
I thought hsv1 was more skin and nerve. Is that correct? I also thought hsv1 was mild and not Constant. Just confused….
October 31, 2020 at 9:11 am #71614
I do not think for a moment that your hip and lower abdomen pain is due to HSV 1. When in the genital area, HSV 1 tends to be pretty benign, and it doesn’t cause those symptoms even when it is active. I think you should look for a different reason for your pain.
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