September 10, 2021 at 12:20 am #74828
I am a female who was diagnosed with GHSV(not sure what type ) 9 years ago. My first outbreak was a singular lesion, extremely painful and quickly turned into 2 lesions. They very clearly looked like sores/ulcers and took about 2 weeks to heal. Every few months I would get a recurring outbreak usually in the same spot. After a couple years, I decided to take antivirals daily. I stopped these when my son was born about 2 years ago. I have had about 2 outbreaks in 5 years. And since coming off the antivirals , haven’t had any outbreaks that I’m aware of. About 3 months ago, my husband noticed a singular pimple on his scrotum, he said it was very painful , but it looked liked a pimple. He popped it , yellow stuff came out and it stopped the pain and then it disappeared in a couple days. We did have sex a week prior , but only for a couple of minutes and the position we were in did not give me any contact with his scrotum and I didn’t have any visible outbreak. As it didn’t resemble a herpes lesion, he didn’t get tested. A few days ago, another pimple appeared on his scrotum , again looked nothing like my lesions, and now another one has appeared , in a different spot on the scrotum.
Since having our child , we have decided very very rarely, maybe a handful of times in the last 2 years and usually is only for maybe 5-10 minutes.
My question is, based on statistics and everything I read, it’s very unlikely to have primary outbreak that would only last a couple days and to have lesions on the scrotum. It’s also unlikely based on how little sexual contact we have had.
What else could this be ?
He was aware of my status but I can’t help but feel like I’ve ruined his life and am praying for a miracle I feel like.
September 11, 2021 at 1:15 am #74831
Also he has noticeable jock itch on both sides of crotch
The “pimples” were initially on the underneath of his scrotum and this latest one is more on the side but none would be in the part that could be contacted during sex.
September 13, 2021 at 8:45 am #74862Terri WarrenKeymaster
It isn’t possible to know if your husband has HSV or not. Have either of you been tested to know your actual status? And I’m confused about your statement that you’ve “decided” very very rarely? Do you mean that you’ve had sex very very rarely? is this due to your herpes? Has either of you ever in your life had a cold sore on your lip or in your nose?
September 13, 2021 at 2:16 pm #74874
Sorry that was a typo
I meant we have sex very rarely. More because of having a small child. I haven’t had an outbreak in a few years and although my outbreaks were very minimal , I definitely knew when I was having one. Yes I tested positive via swab test about 9 years ago. Don’t know what type.
I guess what I was asking is , is the scrotum a likely place to have an initial outbreak. Especially underneath the scrotum which would be extremely difficult to come into contact with during sex. And would an initial outbreak clear up within only 4 days with no medication?
Everything I have read states how rare outbreaks are on that area, especially a primary outbreak. How many cases would you have seen where a primary and reoccurring outbreaks have occurred only on the scrotum?
And for someone who has never experienced pimples on his scrotum before. What else could they be? Especially when they have recurred in a couple months but have also cleared in a few days.
Again they look like pimples and not anything like the ulcer/blister I have experienced.
Like I said we did have a brief sexual encounter 5 days before the first one appeared, it was unprotected, maybe for 5 minutes but was definitely not exposed to that area. I did do oral sex after the 5 minutes but my outbreaks have definitely only ever been in my genitals
I have never had a cold sore on my mouth or nose and neither has he and he has always tested negative via blood tests for both types
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