February 15, 2016 at 3:02 am #11987ochobabySpectator
Terri, my previous account- chasbaby, would not work so I had to create a new one. I also spent $40 buying follow up questions, but it still would not allow me to post additional questions. Am I able to get that money back or can that money transfer over to this account for the questions I paid for, that I was not able to use? Thank you, i really appreciate your service.
Back to my story, as you can review on my previous account- i was worried about herpetic urethitis. I was not aware that lesions would be present on the outside, i thought they were only on the inside which is why i was concerned. So lets try to realistically help me understand- I apologize, my OCD and anxiety gets the best of me so bare with me. My gyno said she saw no lesions or bumps when i reported burning when I peed, therefore it could not be herpetic urethitis, correct? I am still having burning, but only at the end of my pee.
Also, I have a few other questions.
1. If it’s 70% conclusive at 6 weeks with a negative result and isn’t likely to change at 12 weeks, i shouldn’t be worried that i contracted hsv 2 correct?
2. I’m always terrified that I have somehow transferred my oral hsv 1 infection to myself genitally. I accidentally picked at my cold sore and then touched my genitals while using the restroom, but i already had tested positive with a value greater than 8.0. Should I be concerned that I passed my oral infection to myself genitally?
3. I shouldn’t be worried about herpetic urethitis if my gyno saw no lesions or bumps, correct? It is just a UTI?
February 15, 2016 at 8:11 am #11993
While it is possible for herpetic urethritis to be only in the urethra (most often in males), my experience has been that in females, I can most frequently see a lesion on the outside as well, or just at the opening of the urethra.
You are correct about the 70% correct at 6 weeks,yes. And given the contact that you describe, you should not be worried about HSV 2, correct.
You should not be worried about transferring virus from your mouth to your genitals, no.
The symptoms that you describe meet the criteria for a bacterial UTI, not a viral one.
Let’s stick to this name and if you want me to transfer the money over to this account, I will. I am going to list at the end of each post how many you have left.
You have seven posts left. You purchased a total of 12 posts under both names, you’ve used four on the other name and one on this name. If you would prefer that I refund your money, I will. This all got very complicated because you have 89 posts under various threads and we just couldn’t keep it all straight, but now we will.
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February 15, 2016 at 11:28 am #12005
Okay, sounds good. If you could transfer the money from the other account to this one, that would be great.
1. So basically, you do not think my hsv 2 result will change at 12 weeks after having a negative 6 week result?
2. Also, if I had herpetic urethritis it would hurt when I pee all the time, not just at the end of peeing correct?
February 15, 2016 at 11:55 am #12006
3. Also, my therapist told me to go back to the gyno if things weren’t better today. It like tickles when I pee, but no pain or burning. Is this cause for concern or worth a trip to the gyno?
Also please don’t forget my 2 questions above. Thank you for your superb advice Terri !
February 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm #12009
1. No, given the nature of your sexual encounter, I do not think it will change at 12 weeks
2. yes, it would hurt all the time, not just at the end. Also, frequency and urgency are not part of herpetic urethritis – only pain with urination (the whole time) and white cells in the urine – no bacteria either. They are actually quite distinct
3. That has to be your call. If you did go, they could check the difference in pus and bacteria in your urine to be certain it is getting better.
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February 15, 2016 at 3:43 pm #12011
I read somewhere on this forum that you told another individual who tested negative at 6 weeks that their results weren’t likely to change at 12 weeks. With that, that makes me feel sane enough to trust you and realize that it won’t change.
My clitoris and uretha seem to be itching or tickling. I don’t know if this is cause for concern, but it does not hurt or burn yet. My therapist and I have been working on not going to the doctor so I’m really trying to stay away. I just really want to mentally get better. I’m so sorry to keep bothering you 🙁
1. Given my concerns, do my symptoms seem alarming for you to suggest that I go back to the gyno?
2. My gyno said my pee was really concentrated and she saw nitrates/nitrites in my urine which is why she said I had a UTI. She also didn’t see any lesions or bumps. Given that, do you think this is herpetic urethritis or a UTI?
3. My gyno swabbed me for BV and yeast to make sure nothing else was going on. She looked at it under a microscope and said she only said healthy white blood cells in my vagina or cervix, and no bacteria from either BV or yeast. She also took a look at my cervix and said it looked healthy. You mentioned something about white blood cells. Is what she saw something normal? I don’t know if I should be concerned.
February 16, 2016 at 8:55 am #12021
1. No, I don’t. I think it is more important for you to stick with the therapist’s plan. Seventy percent of people who are going to be positive on the HSV 2 antibody test will be positive at 6 weeks. The reason I don’t think you are going to be positive it because I don’t think the incident was a risky one.
2. I think it sounds like you had a bacterial UTI, not herpetic urethritis.
3. White cell in your urine would be an indicator of an infection, that was my reference to white cells, not as part of a genital exam. It might be helpful for you to clarify with your gyno that you have a fear of having herpes in the urethra and she can reassure you about why she believes this was a bacterial UTI.
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February 17, 2016 at 12:45 am #12036
I went to the gyno today and they tested my urine again. Doctor said she saw no nitrates, bacteria, white blood cells- nothing. She said everything looked good- No UTI anymore. She also did a visual exam of everything and said it all looked good. I didn’t bring up the herpetic urethritis because it’s really embarrassing when I try to explain to people my fear and anxiety, so I thought I would consult with you & my therapist. On Friday when I was diagnosed with a UTI, the doctor just said my urine was really concentrated and that there was nitrates in my urine- she didn’t mention anything about white blood cells. Questions..
1. If it was herpetic urethritis it wouldn’t of cleared in 5 days, correct? Also, neither of the doctors saw any lesions or bumps and it only burned when I peed sometimes or at the end.
2. A couple years ago when I accidentally touched my cold sore and then touched my genitals while going to the restroom, I do not recall ever getting genital herpes symptoms which I’m sure would of been obvious, correct? Would I be getting my first outbreak 3 years later?
3. I’m so sorry to keep bothering you. I know you’ve seen patients with my type of OCD or anxiety. Is there any helpful advice you could give me that maybe helped patients you’ve treated? Any genital symptom I get I automatically think it’s herpes and I’m not even sexually active. I’m desperate. Mentally, I just want to get better 🙁
February 17, 2016 at 11:28 am #12048
Herpetic urethritis could clear in 5 days but if there were no sores or bumps and you got better after antibiotics, then I believe you had a bacterial UTI
No, you would not be getting your first outbreak 3 years later.
I think not testing is excellent advice. Are you taking any medication for your OCD? Are you working with a cognitive behavioral therapist on this? That’s where the best results come from with talk therapy.
February 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm #12052
Also, more evidence that it was just a UTI was that it only burned towards the end of my pee or only sometimes. So it could not be herpetic urethritis if my pee didn’t burn all the time, correct?
I am taking medication for my anxiety, but for some reason it’s not working that well anymore. I am doing cognitive behavioral therapy with my therapist, so I’m hoping I start to see results soon. I just want to forget about herpes altogether, ugh. But yes, I am not testing again because I do not want to keep my OCD going.
February 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm #12054
Yes, you are correct that bacterial UTI tends to burn at the end of urinating, correct.
Good for you for not retesting. I honestly don’t think you need to.
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February 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm #12058
Based on everything that I’ve mentioned about my pee burning situation, do you have any reason to believe that this is herpetic urethritis?
Also, I know I only have one post left after this. I don’t expect to return after this, but for some reason if I do, may I purchase more questions? Last time I tried to purchase more questions, it wouldn’t let me post anything but rather just took my payment.
February 18, 2016 at 5:47 am #12069
There is absolutely nothing about your simple bacterial UTI that leads me to believe it could be herpetic urethritis. On the contrary, everything you have said leads me away from that conclusion.
Our website had an security update that inadvertently threw a few things off, like your situation. I so hope we have that under control now, but if you do post again and have trouble, please contact my office and we’ll work it out.
February 19, 2016 at 1:26 pm #12094
My therapist thought it would be a good idea to let this post be my final one and to ask any questions that are worrisome to me, and then refer back to them instead of asking you the same questions over and over.
1. I feel pretty good that I do not have hsv 2 due to my negative 6 week test. Would you agree? Any symptoms I would have would not be due to hsv 2 based on my 6 week negative test?
2. Have you ever seen someone give themselves genital herpes by touching a cold sore and then touching their genitals?
3. I have a fear that I contracted hsv 1 both genitally and orally through the same encounter. I will give you the basic info. When I was 12, I broke out in a cluster of blisters underneath my nose. My doctor thought it was herpes, until I told her I wasn’t sexually active and then she said it was impentigo. I got this same blister like rash again about 2 years ago underneath my nose, in the same general region. I had already tested positive for hsv 1 prior to my second outbreak. On the contrary, one time I received oral and then a couple weeks later i got what seemed like a yeast infection. My vagina was sore and a little itchy. I used monistat & then it cleared it up in 1-2 days. I did not get any oral symptoms from this encounter, and we did kiss as well as oral. Based on this info, do you think it’s more likely my hsv 1 infection is orally or genitally, or both?
4. I woke up in pain this morning from my anus. While putting medication on it, I felt a bump. When I took a look, I didn’t really see anything though. But I can feel it. I have to stick my finger about a quarter of an inch in my anus to feel the bump. Basically, the bump is on the inside- not outside. You have to spread my anus apart to feel it. Do you think this is herpes? It burns and it is sore.
February 19, 2016 at 4:07 pm #12096
Sorry, if I could just add something to question number 4. When I looked again, it seemed to be a straight line tear. It hurts and is sore. Do you believe that is herpes?
This is my final post. Thank you for all of your help Terri, and I sincerely appreciate your patience. You have helped so many people and you don’t know how much we appreciate it. You are terrific. Please don’t forget my other 3 questions above.
February 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm #12098
1. Yes, I would agree that you are good with the 6 weeks test
2. No, I have never seen anyone touch a cold sore and infect themselves genitally
3. I think you have HSV 1 under your nose, facially, but not genitally
4. I can’t address the bump really – have no idea what that might be but herpes doesn’t usually feel like a bump inside the anus.
You are most welcome, I’m glad you are working with your therapist and following their suggestions. Good job!
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