October 2, 2022 at 4:12 pm #78935
Here is the timeline of events that I would like to get some insight on:
– July 30th: Sexual encounter with a female (one and last time). We use protection for intercourse. But no protection both ways orally
– August 21st: Informed that she tested positive for Chlamydia
– August 23rd: I test negative for Chlamydia but take the medication anyways
– September 6th: I see an erosion on my penis and it hurts to urinate. I see a bit of blood discharge in my urine. I rush to the ER as there was no STD clinic while I was traveling. They don’t diagnose anything of it and assume it might be Chlamydia and I am given another dose of pills. I did not have the knowledge of swabbing at that time.
– September 10th: The whole episode goes away as if it never happened. I no longer have any evidence of what the outbreak was like. I have been on Google for weeks to find one. The most identical I have come across is on this webpage : https://www.verywellhealth.com/herpes-simplex-pictures-4020363
Please scroll down and there is a picture “Atypical Herpes Outbreak of the Penis”
– September 19th: I have discomfort in my penis. I go to the ER and get it swabbed. It comes back negative for HSV1 and HSV2.
– September 24th: I go to STD clinic and diagnosed with Yeast Infection and now completely healed using the cream
The female says she has had no symptoms but has tested positive for Chlamydia twice at this point.
My question to you is to get some guidance here on if the Atypical outbreak is something you would suggest might be HSV2 or is this possibly a misrepresentation of Herpes? Could it heal in 3-4 days if it is my first time experiencing something of such discomfort?
I have had no outbreaks such as ulcers or spots as I have seen on Reddit or Google Images. The blood test would be the 100% way to confirm but I could be HSV1 positive from some time in the past and would forcing the test on me. I would like to hear your expert opinion please based on the atypical OB pic.
October 2, 2022 at 6:19 pm #78936
Please ignore my differentiation of HSV1 or 2, you know better. I would also like to add:
– The erosion on the penis shaft did not scab/crust. It was just gone over the next few days (Sept 7th – 10th) of emergence and woke up to one morning and it was completely gone. One more thing to note was, I have several fordyce spots which I am not concerned about, but the area where this erosion occurred, all the fordyce spots were wiped cleaned. As if to say somebody poured some sort of acid on top of them to burn them. Not sure if it is relevant information, I figured I still share.
– I have never had any cold sores, bumps or anything that may suggest I have any kind of Herpes; which may not be true, I have just never had any obvious signs.
October 7, 2022 at 8:17 pm #78976Terri WarrenKeymaster
It is difficult to know from this interaction what an erosion might be for you. But I can tell you that new herpes would not last just 3-4 days and be gone.
You are correct that if you test positive for HSV 1, which is the risk from oral sex in terms of herpes, the test would not tell you the location of the infection since you’ve never had a cold sore. The timing of the appearance of the erosion is also unlikely to be herpes as it was about 2 weeks after the contact which would be a long incubation period for typical herpes.
October 7, 2022 at 9:04 pm #79000
Follow up on your response
The risk of oral is HSV1
– I believe a large population has this
– if I do have GHSV1, which seems like it was a rather long to show up, and also went away too quickly, is it correct that the shedding of GHSV1 is very minimal?
What would you advise in my situation? My thought is to not worry too much about the “erosion” and carry on. For reasons that the risk of transmission through oral is low, transmitting is low as it sheds less, and my symptoms were not classic herpes? I acknowledge that you cannot say for a fact. But I would appreciate your insight for someone with my case. Thank you.
October 7, 2022 at 9:06 pm #79003Terri WarrenKeymaster
well, that’s tough because I didn’t see the erosion. But from your description, it simply does not sound classically like herpes to me.
Yes, about half the population has HSV 1 infection, ages 14-49.
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