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October 2, 2022 at 6:46 pm #78938AbcdParticipant
I am concerned about possible hsv 2 symptoms.
6 weeks ago I had an interaction in which I touched a vagina with my fingers, however was fully clothed and there was no other direct contact . The only times I would have touched my penis was going to the bathroom and then later when I got home maybe 45 minutes later or so when I touched myself.
About 2 weeks later i started to have itching around the scrotum and a little on the penis. At first I tried fungal cream/ cortisone cream that didn’t really alleviate the symptoms. Maybe a week later I started to have some tingling on the scrotom and penis. This lasted another 3 weeks. About a week ago I started to get some pain in my feet/toes and also in the fingers. The tingling / itchiness has subsided but feet/ toes and fingers are still getting some small pain . I did an igg test 5 and a half weeks after the interaction and was positive for hsv 1 (I think long time here but never get cold sores) and negative for hsv 2 .
I have been to a multiple doctors /urologists who have seen no rash / redness etc on the skin. Skin looks fine .
However am worried about possible hsv 2 infection, please let me know what you think ? Thanks so much
October 7, 2022 at 8:13 pm #78975Terri WarrenKeymaster
I think you don’t have HSV 2 at all from touching a vagina when you were fully clothed. Any symptoms that you might have are completely unrelated to this experience
November 5, 2022 at 7:26 am #79295AbcdParticipant
Thanks so much for your help, appreciate your help here.
Since the last post I’ve had 4 weeks of foot pain, foot tingling, similar pain in the hand as well and general itchiness /zapping on my legs but also on my upper body. That largely stopped, but now the itchiness/tingling has started again around the scrotum/penis a couple of weeks ago (still ongoing). It’s mostly when I’m walking that it flares up. I had a bit of a cold/not feeling well the last few days. It’s been 11 weeks since the interaction, and 2.5 months of all these weird feelings basically without reprieve .
With hsv 2, do itchy /tingling sensations last this long? Do people report it being worse when walking? I have no rash/lesions the skin is completely clear.
Does any of this add up to hsv 2 timeline and symptoms?
And as far as the interaction itself, does touching vs fingering make a difference? And when I got home I masturbated (45min-1 hour later).
Sorry I’m just freaking out about all these weird things going on . I can’t wrap my head around how this is possible with what seemed like 0 risk scenario
Thanks so much for your help.
November 7, 2022 at 4:22 pm #79338Terri WarrenKeymaster
No, HSV 2 symptoms generally do not last this long.
I really don’t think this resulted in transmission from your hands or fingers.
Your symptoms are really vague – I don’t think they are due to HSV genitally.
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