March 7, 2020 at 12:01 am #69520flgapParticipant
I had unprotected sex on day 1, day 2 i started having an itch burning sensation at the tip and head of my penis(reminded me of a previous incident with gono & clam), went into urgent care on day 3 and they treated me for gono and chlam(no test), those symptoms get worse, got some azo to cope on day 8 as it’s difficult to pee because of pain and head is swollen and painful especially around the edges(circumcised), day 9 I go to a different urgent care, they diagnose me as having a yeast infection and test me for gono and chlam & trig to be safe, day 11, I see these wierd bumps on the left side of my penis head and go to urgent care the morning of day 12, doc says it doesn’t look like have, I ask to test for hsv via culture and test for hiv, siph as well. I get results back day 17, everything is negative except for hsv 1 culture and UTI as well.
Doc says it’s the cold sore virus and wasnt to worried about it. Said if I had cold sores I could have passed it to my genitals and the yeast and UTI could have suppressed my immune syst to allow the outbreak to happen in a different area.
I was tested for hsv-2(May have been 1 as well) years ago,I think it was the antibody test, from one of those rapid tests websites via LabCorp. Negative everything then.
I have had these painful(swollen) clear small usually(single) bump that comes once or twice a year at the edge of my lip(facial) and skin which take a week or 2 to go away after I pop it or them, not much comes out, but it freaking painful to squeeze.
Type 2 diabetic as well.
My question is, could I have had cold sores on my lips and passed it to my genitals sometime, or could I have had it for years from a previous partner and even though I tested negative, have had it and the yeast and UTI creates the right conditions for it?
Any enlightenment you can shed on any of the above is welcome.
March 8, 2020 at 11:10 am #69524Terri WarrenKeymaster
So I’m a bit unclear but I think you are sayin that the swab test was positive for HSV 1? Is that correct?
Did you receive oral sex from anyone in the 2 weeks prior to your symptoms developing? I know you had unprotected intercourse.
A single bump on the edge of the lip doesn’t really sound like herpes to me – normally cold sores are a group of water blisters on the edge of the lip.
Once you have a well-established infection orally, it would be very unusual to transfer this to a new location on your body. I disagree with your doctor about this.
You could have also had this for years from a previous partner, correct.
I think the diagnosis of a UTI is iffy here. If you had lesions in the urethra causing your discomfort, the lesions would also be dumping white cells into the urine which might have looked like a positive UTI dip stick test.
March 9, 2020 at 1:34 am #69533flgapParticipant
Yes the scrapings from bump on the head sent for culture came back positive for HSV 1.
Yes I did receive oral sex the same day, kissed that person as well before and after.
I did not see any cold sores on her mouth or anything.
That was the first time we had unprotected intercourse, have been having unprotected oral performed every week or so.
It was painful as the urine passed out the very end of my urethra and it was swollen.
That started on day 2 and got worse.
2 weeks before day 1, I was with my other partner and had both oral and intercourse unprotected.
No visible sores on mouth or anywhere else as well. Have been seeing both for a while now and only those 2.
March 15, 2020 at 2:46 pm #69573Terri WarrenKeymaster
The other partner is at risk IF this is new HSV 1. After a while, the risk of transmitting HSV 1 through intercourse will be greatly reduced but for now, the risk is higher. If the other partner has ever had a cold sore, they are unlikely to get this genitally from you, however.
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