June 7, 2018 at 7:16 pm #24921
My question is if HSV can be passed through blood?
My situation is I have an anal fissure which sometimes bleeds after a bowel movement. I also have HSV-1 in my anus, but I currently don’t have an outbreak. Today I had some blood from a bowel movement. I have anxiety of sitting in places and then someone sitting where I was just sitting, clothed of course. I realize that isn’t a problem, I just worry when I’ve had an episode where I’ve bleed after a bowel movement.
Is HSV-1 passed through blood? Is there any risk in this situation?
I appreciate your help.
- This topic was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by southstudent22.
June 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm #24986Terri WarrenKeymaster
HSV type one is not transmitted through blood. The viruses in the skin and the nerve and is rarely, with the exception of initial infection, in the blood
June 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm #25000
Oh ok, I appreciate your help.
June 13, 2018 at 2:58 pm #25028Terri WarrenKeymaster
May 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm #73421
Sorry to be bringing this question up again after so long, I just wanted to double check with you.
I am dealing with the same problem, I have an anal fissure and now diagnosed with neoplasia anally. So when I go to the bathroom I do bleed. I am now getting help with that from a doctor.
I do have HSV-1 in my anus. Having HSV-1 in my anus and now the bleeding when I go to the bathroom has created a lot of anxiety for me, as you can tell. I had a breakout two weeks ago, and I guess I kind of have it in my head if it mixes with blood from my fissure or neoplasia that it could spread? I currently do not have an outbreak.
My situation is this. I was sitting in a chair earlier yesterday at my friend’s house, later that day at night I had a bowel movement and there was blood again. I only bleed when I have a bowel movement, it’s not like I’m walking around ever where bleeding. I of course worry that might be, although I’ve never found blood in my underwear I just want to double check with you.
I know you said above no HSV is not transferred through blood, but then you said “The viruses in the skin and the nerve and is rarely, with the exception of initial infection, in the blood” I apologize for not understanding, when you mean “rarely” in blood at initial infection? Meaning HSV is not in the blood at any time, except at initial infection?
So my questions are
1- This means HSV is not in the blood? correct?
2 – And there is no risk in this situation with have sitting in my friend’s chair earlier?
3 – And a herpes outbreak can’t mix with blood? or question 1 answers that?
I really do appreciate your help.
P.S I have also been getting help with my anxiety, and it’s getting much better. I do have these questions for you from time to time about HSV and I appreciate your help.
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