July 6, 2015 at 7:33 am #7915
I am male, in monogamous relation for the past 8 years. My wife and I were clean from STI including herpes (we weren’t in relationship previously outside of marriage). Recently (10 weeks before), I had protected sex with CSW (regret every minute). I haven’t had sex with my wife after this encounter, waiting to clear my 13th wk conclusive test for HIV.
(A) During Wk 7, I have noticed two blisters on my foreskin, my doctor said it could be Herpes or yeast infection. He inclined towards yeast infection, because blisters weren’t painful, but just firm and reddish. He recommended not to test for HSV, prescribed Fluconazole for 10 days. Tested negative for HIV, VDRL, Hep A/B/C at WK 7. I have stopped the medication at WK 9, it eventually subsidized, but haven’t got cured completely.
(B) During WK 10, I have noticed this blister on scrotum (3rd day today), it is firm and had mild pain (shooting pain) for two days, then noticed this blister.
Are these HSV blisters? I have never had such kind of outbreak in my life, not even Oral blisters, except Mouth ulcers. I am confused and worried.
July 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm #7927
Many men have what are called sebaceous cysts on the scrotum – look it up on the internet and I think you will see that this looks very similar to what you have on your scrotum. Also, I would agree with your doctor about the fungal issues. Herpes does not look like this, but I have seen this many times on the head of the penis of many men, particularly in the summer.
Mouth ulcers are usually canker sores, not herpes.
I’m with your doc on this one.
July 7, 2015 at 6:48 pm #7979
Thanks Terri. Regarding the cyst, does it resolve on its own or requires some removal procedure? Thanks
July 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm #7986
Your reply helped me to reduce anxiety level.
(i) Regarding the cyst, does it resolve on its own or requires some removal procedure?
(ii) If HSV 2 shows up any symptoms, when does it happen after initial contact?
(iii) I am located in one of the south asian countries for work, where they offer HSV igG antibody by one of the following methods: CSF or EIA or CLIA. I have no clue what does it mean or which one is the most reliable? Would you recommend which one should I opt if I choose to test for HSV-2 to keep my devil mind away? I will not be returning back to the US for the next several months. I might combine HSV igG test with 13th wk HIV DUO test while I am still here. Thanks
July 8, 2015 at 5:59 pm #7988
1. They cyst normally just stays there – many people have them, by the way.
2. Usually if symptoms are going to happen, they show up within 2-10 days
July 10, 2015 at 4:54 pm #8046
Thank you Terri. I was reading your forum and found that HSV 2 blisters / sores could be like paper cut as well.
Thinking back, during 6th week, I had a paper cut sore which was between scrotum and anus area. It was painful only when I was showering. I applied anti bacterial ointment and it healed in 2 days. Overall I had it for 5 days. It was accompanied with shooting leg pain during which I had to take pain killing tablet. Connecting the dots, I am concerned HSV 2.
Picture is blurry, but your insight be helpful. Thanks
July 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm #8049
I can’t tell much from this photo, honestly. I think a one time protected encounter with a CSW is low risk but is not zero. If you want to know if you have HSV 2, infection or not, I would suggest that you wait 16 weeks from the encounter and obtain and IgG type specific antibody test.
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