November 17, 2020 at 1:26 pm #71809herpderp0913Participant
I had 4 sexual encounters starting from 6/28 – 7/14, one person confirmed he had OHSV1.
9/4/2020, I experienced what I believed to be my first herpes outbreak. This included as 1 bump on my penis and two near my anal opening. No fever or swollen lymph nodes. I went to get an IGG test on this same day, and tested negative for both HSV1 and 2. On September 9th, I went to an urgent care. The doctor did a very brief visual diagnosis and told me it was herpes. NO swab was performed.
On September 14th I took my second IGG test at this clinic. Same doctor visually redisagnosed me with herpes and then told me, I also had HPV warts. The IGG test on this day came out HSV1 1.13 and HSV2 negative. A month following, my derm diagnosed as Molloscum NOT HPV.
Why I have doubts: The first primary care never swabbed me and visually diagnosed very quickly and misdiagnosed molluscum twice. While I do feel that I have experienced nerve pain / tenderness in my groin, I am willing to entertain this is psychosomatic.
If those lesions were in fact herpetic, then the lesion on my penis I don’t believe ever blistered, but there was some sort of discharge from it because I distinctly remember waking up one morning, say 7-10 days after September 4th, with fluid on underwear. The two near my anus only really hurt when I pooed, and took a bit longer to resolve. I understand too that molluscum can also have discharge, but it tends to be more waxy and thick and as opposed to the fluid from a herpes blister. Molluscum COULD also resolve on its own in as little as 2-3 weeks : https://www.ashasexualhealth.org/molluscum-contagiosum/ though less likely
If sores near anus were Molloscum, could have broke on their own from straining anus area while pooing. Could also be herpes sore breaking.
What do you make of my situation? Another IGG? Would a western blot be worth it? What on God’s green earth can I do to have more clarity on my situation. I am so distraught and appreciate your guidance.
November 25, 2020 at 10:21 am #71867Terri WarrenKeymaster
Molluscum doesn’t have a discharge on it’s own. If you pop a molluscum lesion, there is a waxy substance inside, that is correct. I have seen molluscum last months, not weeks, though I suppose both are possible. Molluscum lesions don’t hurt.
I would suggest that you repeat the IgG test and see what you get now. It can take up to 12 weeks for an HSV IgG to be positive.
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