December 30, 2020 at 7:09 pm #72194anxiety123Participant
I went for a regular checkup at my PCP on 11/24/2020. They took my blood and ran a STD panel (HSV included). When I got my results it said that my HSV1 IGG levels were 3.58 and my HSV2 IGG level was 1.47. I was shocked because I have never experienced any symptoms related to HSV either orally or on my genitals. I then scheduled an appointment with my OBGYN to ask more questions and to get retested because I was anxious. She said that I didn’t need to get retested because my initial results were positive but if I wanted to I could, so I did. This appointment was on 12/16/2020. When I got those results it said that my HSV 1 IGG level was 3.18 and my HSV 2 IGG level was 1.35. (I am not sure what lab they used for testing)
*Both the PCP and the OBGYN are part of the same hospital*
After research I learned that I fall within the low positive for HSV 2
1. Is there a chance that my HSV 2 is a false positive? If so what is the chance of that?
2. Should I try the Western Blot test? If so, when should I do so?
3. Why did my IGG levels drop between my 2 tests?
4. My OBGYN stated that since my levels were low that might indicate that I potentially got infected this year. Is that true?
5. Can my HSV 1 also be a false positive? If so what is the chance of that?
The last time I had unprotected sex (male partner) was in May/June. The last time I had protected sex was in the beginning of December.
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January 1, 2021 at 7:44 pm #72200anxiety123Participant
I am now thinking of possible symptoms that I may have. I will say that for the most part, these symptoms came after I received the results from my first test. Before my first results, I felt fine.
I sometimes feel like the lymph nodes in my throat are irritated. This comes and goes. I feel them swollen when I begin to overthink about this situation. (The reason I went to my PCP to begin with was because I felt a bump on the side of my neck. PCP said that it was a lymph node and it could’ve been swollen for any reason. That bump I felt has gone away.)
My skin has been itchier than usual. I see it more after my cat is in my bed, after washing my sheets it goes away. If it does come back without the cat having been on my sheets, I put lotion on and it goes away.I don’t get a rash. My skin just gets red. It is very possible that it is just dry skin. The itchiness is NOT on my vagina. I would get itchy on my thigh or sometimes my back. But again, that could be due to my skin being dry. What do you think?
I have felt a “feeling” in my vagina once in a while but it goes away and nothing happens after that. It doesn’t hurt at all. I’m not sure if it is a tingle or not but it is NOT a burning feeling, I think I would know if it burned. It doesn’t hurt by any means. But again, this only started to happen after I got my first results so maybe it’s in my head?
A few months ago when I got my period I was unusually fatigued. Would this be a symptom? After my period finished I felt fine and not fatigued. I haven’t felt fatigued since even during my period.
Sometimes when I wake up, I feel like I have a slightly sore throat, but it goes away.
I also do NOT have burning when I pee.
I do NOT have any lesions
The encounter that I am concerned about is the May/June encounter. I do not know their status.
*I am interested in the Western Blot Test. I set up a meeting with you on Tuesday. I also live in New York, what would the protocol be? I know NY is difficult with this
January 7, 2021 at 12:23 pm #72237Terri WarrenKeymaster
I believe we talked on the phone about these questions, yes?
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