October 10, 2021 at 2:45 pm #75162
I was sexually assaulted July 10th of this year and it was unprotected. About 10 days later I had itching/burning sensation for a few days. I had been on anti-biotics and chalked it up to a yeast infection. The pain went away, then August 26th it came back, itching/pins and needles/tingling and inflammation throughout my vulva. After a full inspection (daily if not multiple times) I saw no lesions. I had a full STI workup with my doc on Sept 2th (8 weeks post exposure) all results negative including HSV2. (I am HSV1 positive orally for decades). She tested for yeast infection- negative. Also Maybe stress induced but I had flu like symptoms sept 7-10 nausea, diahrrea. Since August 26th, I have only had a handful of days without the pain. I begged my dr for a second HSV test at 12 weeks which resulted negative. (Both tests were Mayo clinic IGG test, no numbers just positive or negative). I called my attacker and he stated he has never had any signs/symptoms of HSV so he’s never tested. Not sure I can 100% trust someone who took advantage of me.
The pain persists to this day and makes life difficult, no lesions to date that I have seen. I am literally losing my mind stressing over this. I have read several forums where Numerous women with HSV2 experience daily symptoms like I have stated above. I have read your responses to several posts with symptoms and you state that is not common HSV to have daily symptoms, but it seems like a lot of women do in that group.
From what I am telling you about my symptoms, Do you feel like I have genital herpes?
Any stats on % of cases from 12 negative test to 16 week positive test? (Just trying to get the probability.
Also, I don’t think I will rest until I have Western Blot through you. Does the test come in a discrete package? How long does it take to get the results? Are they mailed to you or to me or sent via email?
Thank you- I appreciate your forum and what you do for the community!
October 15, 2021 at 8:34 am #firstname.lastname@example.orgParticipant
My symptoms and some of my experience sound really similar to yours. I’m sorry you were assaulted. Have you had any resolution or more tests? I hope you are well now!
October 15, 2021 at 9:02 am #75188
I have not had any additional testing. I have ordered my western Blot and am waiting to meet with Terri. I am also planning to have another IGG at 16 weeks as a visit with my OBGYN to test for anything that could be causing this pain. Your story is just like mine, pain when sitting, it’s unbearable and makes it hard to live. I worry it’s an OB and check frequently. I will keep you posted on my tests.
October 18, 2021 at 7:58 am #75257
Hi Terri, I know you are busy but I see you have responded to other posts and wonder if this one got lost in the forum? Please see my initial response and let me know your thoughts.
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