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- This topic has 4 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago by Terri Warren.
April 19, 2022 at 6:31 am #77200
I woke up this morning terrified and I need your help! I have HSV1 confirmed but have never tested positive for HSV2. Today I woke up with a number of red bumps on my buttock on the left side only. No blisters, but multiple raised red bumps. I am so scared. These bumps are red, kind of sore but not itchy and no blisters as of now. They are in multiple spots on the lower part of my left buttock. Could this be HSV2 or something else? I know I got at least one mosquito bite but there are many separate spots. I am in a monogamous long term relationship with a man who said he doesn’t have anything but I don’t know if he has been tested.
I am so scared, does this sound like HSV2 or something else?
Would it blister or not always?
Can it be on the buttock not genitals?
I am seeing my GYN in 2 days but I feel like I’m about to break down, please help!
April 20, 2022 at 7:46 am #77231Terri WarrenKeymaster
Buttocks herpes normally starts out as a red area that begins to swell, then blisters form under the skin, then they come to the surface and break open and they usually come in a cluster, close together rather than spread out. What you describe sounds pretty different than that. But if you have any concerns, you should see someone for a swab test sooner than 2 days if possible.
- This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by Terri Warren.
April 20, 2022 at 12:11 pm #77242
Thank you so much Terri,
So far I still have no blisters but there are multiple painful, red, raised bumps still. I see my GYN tomorrow morning and I will ask for a swab test. Will the swab test still be accurate if there is no fluid coming from these bumps? Do you think this would have turned into blisters by now if it were HSV2?
April 20, 2022 at 6:34 pm #77243
Terri, I’m sorry, I thought of another question. I’ve been on daily acyclovir for about 6 months. Will this interfere with an HSV2 swab test or IGG test? I also read somewhere that acyclovir could even cause a false positive?
I am going to do a western blot soon, and if so, should I quit taking acyclovir to get an accurate test? If so, for how long?
I really appreciate all you do, thank you!
May 3, 2022 at 2:10 pm #77302Terri WarrenKeymaster
Being on acyclovir will definitely impact the accuracy of the swab test. If you have been on acyclovir since you first thought you might have herpes, you should be off of it for three months before doing the blot
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