January 15, 2019 at 8:23 am #29366
I have had herpes for 15 or so years, with minimal outbreaks. What I consider my first bug outbreak was bumps on legs and butt and then papercut like laceration s all over vagina/vulva. Subsequent outbreaks were standard small blisters/ulcerations.
On Sunday night I had unprotected semi-rough sex, both vaginal and oral, with my long term partner. I had no signs/symptoms before or after sex. The next night I had sex again, and during sex I felt a brief pinching twinge of pain. After sex I happen to look and noticed a long, linear, 3 cm by maybe 0.5 cm tear in the crease of the exterior part of my vulva, on the body, not the labia. It bled a little but no pain really, or itching/tingling. There was no pain with urination, no burning, really no pain at all. I showered and cleaned the area. The next morning, it looked like it had bled a little bit more, and somewhat scabbed, not like the usual ulcer scab, but more like a regualr cut on your skin.
Does this sound like a herpes lesion, I’ve read of a “knife cut” one? Or does it sound more like a cut/tear? I had recently shaved, my partner does have an itchy beard, I rarely have sex two days in a row, I know I was a bit dry/not lubricated, so could it just be a tear? Would something cause the way your disease typically presents to just change?
January 29, 2019 at 9:48 am #29896
This does NOT sound like herpes to me. It could easily be a small tear.
Let me ask you – other than the symptoms that you are reporting, how were you actually diagnosed with herpes? Swab test, antibody test?
February 8, 2019 at 5:11 am #30388
Inwas diagnosed with a large outbreak many years ago, but not type tested.
In an unrelated question, does having a yeast or BV increase your chance of spreading herpes? Lets say an infected female to uninfected male, with possible BV, no condom no suppression, does that change the odds?
February 10, 2019 at 4:41 pm #30437
Sorry, left out a lot there. Originally diagnosed by swab and maybe blood test I think, but it was a long time ago. I have only ever had vaginal symptoms, maybe 1 lesion or so every 1-2 years.
I ended up going to urgent care that night to ease anxiety and they determined it as laceration and negative swab tests. They prescribed an antibitoic ointment which I used for a day or two. All healed fine.
14 days later I developed symptoms of a yeast or other infection. The symptoms went away on there own in two days, but I kept the appt I had scheduled just in case (6 days after symptoms) Tests from that were all negative for sti, positive for yeast and bv. I took the single day RX for the yeast and held off on the BV RX as I had something to go do and wanted to delay side effects.
2 days after taking the yeast med, unfortuneately I had unprotected vaginal sex and had oral attempted with some contact, and no suppression meds. It was very quick, minimal contact, but contact nonetheless. I know that is irresponsible and contraindicated with the other infections and regret the event and situation.
What I was wondering is:
1. Does BV increase the liklihood of shedding the virus? I read it increases risk of acquiring HSV and HIV, but I can’t find anything on transmitting. Would HSV1 or 2 increase/decrease this liklihood? If he does acquire something, symptoms would show in around 2 weeks right? He would be at risk of genital and oral right?
2. I’ve read that yeast/BV can be transferred to males, but not often and if it does, you don’t often do anything. Should I notify him of these infections? How long would symptoms of yeast/bv take to appear?
3. I Will get my MD to order the IGG or WB to type test. Is it best to stay off the antivirals pre-test to get accurate results? Does the presence of yeast/BV affect results?
4.Is there any reason for other concerns? After the encounter, I plan on getting fully tested again, how long should I wait to test?
Thank you SO much!
February 14, 2019 at 4:09 pm #30600
BV and yeast do no increase the risk of transmission, that I am aware of, no.
If he has not had symptoms within 2 weeks, obvious infection is unlikely. Do you actually know his antibody status?
BV is not a sexually transmitted infection but yeast can be resulting in redness of the penis, sometimes in stripes. But I don’t think you are under any obligation to disclose these two infections, no.
yes, best to stay off antivirals until antibody testing is complete. it can throw off the results and no, neither of those infection impact herpes antibody testing
You should wait 12 weeks for a final antibody test for greatest accuracy, and you should be off antivirals for that long before testing.
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