August 8, 2022 at 4:02 pm #78379JaysonneedshelpParticipant
So I had unprotected sex March 29. A couple days later I get tingling and burning on the head of my penis. Never saw anything that remotely looked like the herpes photos you see online. No blisters or outbreak looking penis. I went and got a z pack (shot and pills) at the ER about a week after. Nothing helped. I went to a sex clinic in April and the doctor said nothing looked like herpes. I was swab tested for a little cut I had but it was just chub rub and turned out negative. All other STDs were negative.
Went to a dermatologist who gave me a bunch of different steroid creams and it hasn’t helped at all. Still read and sensitive under the penis head and head. No visible outbreak. Sometimes peeing burns a little. And the head is just very sensitive.
Went to a urologist and he said he’s positive it’s herpes. Went and got a blood test IGg. He prescribed ACYCLOVIR 400 mg twice daily.
HSV1 – 53.4
HSV2 – 1.52
They retested Hsv2 IGG inhibition 1A and they simply said negative and I got a false positive. This was through quest. Once I got the results I suspended the medicine (about two weeks in and had zero relief from the burn and sensitivity)
Doctor said it was baloney and ordered another test through lab corp august 2
HSV1 – 60
HSV2 – 1.34
Second test simply said positive according to the doctor. He said I should take the medicine again and In a month it should go away.
I’ve read enough to know it’s a possibility of a false positive for hsv2. And since I’ve never had a cold sore, it can be genital hsv1 but I’ve never had an outbreak. Is it Normal for my penis to just burn and be sensitive to the touch for so long.
I’ve also get weird tingling sensations on my face. Lips. Hands and feet. They go away rather quickly. It’s only slightly uncomfortable. Also developed like a red ring around my mouth that tingles and burns. Never a sore.
I ordered a WBT. wondering if these are signs that people deal with without ever having an outbreak
August 16, 2022 at 8:01 am #78408JaysonneedshelpParticipant
Just wondering is you were around to answer my question. Still no blisters. Just the same sensitivity and occasional pain. And tingles.
August 20, 2022 at 7:47 am #78452Terri WarrenKeymaster
I seriously doubt that you have HSV 2. The negative inhibition assay is good news – there is good agreement between a negative western blot and negative IA.
There are many false positives on the LabCorp test.
You absolutely need the western blot.
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