September 5, 2022 at 12:49 pm #78683
Hi Terri, I have timelines based on my recent endeavor. So before even doing anything this has been my partner for the past 2 years, I was tested negative before him. So recently around April we did bare grinding for a few seconds (30 max) which is the only time we did bare we’re usually always protected and only oral.
Apr 7 12:00 pm – encounter
Apr 7 3:00 pm – dehydration and headache with sore muscles on butt, legs, and feet.
Apr 8 6:48 am- still sick
April 9 3:58 am- feel better after ibuprofen
April 10 4:00am – feeling sore down there
April 10 7:11 am – 4 bumps
April 11 1:00pm – burst and crusted
April 11 3:00pm – get checked at doctors and swabbed, comes back bv and yeast.
I had no swollen lymph nodes which were checked, I got these bump again 3 months later so I got tested but they only offer igm which was positive but my swabs again were negative, I regrettably didn’t shower due to depression leading the lesions to crust and scab. The next time I got the bumps, I applied hydrocortisone and treated my yeast infection. It just healed together and didn’t do more. I’ve had constant yeasty discharge for 6 months, so I had my partner be tested and he was negative with results shown. So I’m at a lost, I can’t afford the western blot since I tested 5 times, my blood is positive but my swabs are saying no hsv. I can note I’ve had shingles recurring on my arm, sides and stomach sometimes the bumps are present genitally. Since my diagnosis, I constantly feel predome symptoms that go away once I stop concentrating on it. My nurse says she doesn’t believe it’s herpes visually since they’re never on a red base, nor do they hurt or cause me pain while urinating and that my primary wouldn’t heal in 3 days with no medication. So I’m refused medicine, even with lemonaid the consultant said she doesn’t believe I need it so I can’t get medication there either. Does this sound herpetic? Hydrocortisone helps with the ulcers and it’s said if herpes itd make it worse.
September 13, 2022 at 8:56 am #78784
I’ve posted on the other site just in case you were on vacation, I apologize if that was overstepping I’m just very anxious about acquiring something for a lifetime.
September 19, 2022 at 4:27 pm #78810Terri WarrenKeymaster
I believe that I answered this question on the other site.
When you say that you tested positive by blood, and it was by IgM, you simply cannot trust this test. Do you have questions beyond what we discussed on the other website?
September 22, 2022 at 11:58 am #78851
I do, I see that you’ve said before that you’ve seen African Americans test negatively despite igg. I’m African American would that be a factor as why I tested positive igm?
I’ve asked for my results to type them but they say they have no values but my pcr were negative for hsv1+2 with my swabs that were done in 48 hours, is this to say I’m good?
My partner tested negative via pcr, with no symptoms either. Is this further evidence my test is wrong?
My encounter was low risk and I never received oral or ever kissed them so my risk for hsv1 is little to none, is that right?
You’ve also said if herpes they’d react negatively to hydrocortisone, in my case it helps, is that a factor?
I’ve had a stubborn yeast infection for 8 months, constant discharge and it’s chunky, sometimes I itch and it’s severely dry so then my posterior fourchette gets rubbed in my underwear then I get blisters in that same area, once it was 2 weeks within each other once I was depressed to even shower or change underwear(gross I know) , but since showering regularly and wearing cotton underwear, I’ve been fine. Can yeast cause this? I’ve gotten them swabbed and gotten two Pap smears, everything keeps coming back bacterial.
I just want to put this past me, I can’t keep testing financially and mentally? If I test positive is it possible to keep testing positive even if I don’t have herpes? I know I have shingles due to my side breaking out, could shingles appear genitally?
People says it take 2-10 days to show signs but in my case it was less than 5 hours later, is that possible?
My first “outbreak” was not painful, I was dehydrated so I took water and ibuprofen and felt better after a quick nap, my sores never hurt and lasted less than a week. Nor did it ever hurt to urinate? What else could this be?
September 30, 2022 at 6:05 am #78899Terri WarrenKeymaster
A PCR would only be positive if there was virus present at the time of the swab.
As I mentioned, the IgM is useless due to high rates of false positives.
What you need is an IgG test which is more accurate.
No, herpes would not ever show up in 5 hours.
You mention that your partner is negative but if that is also an IgM test, that is not useful
I’m afraid that is all the help that I can give you without further better testing.
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