My doctor only ordered a blood antibody and went off of those results, she did not do a swab on me. I have not had any lesions. I did forget to mention that after the numbness began I have experienced one blister on my scrotum and some redness on my penis. Additionally I have noticed that occasionally I get some dots on the head of my penis but they don’t turn into blisters thankfully, and they do subside.
I’ve noticed a couple of other things since the numbness began that may or may not be related to any of the symptoms I’ve experienced, but it may be worth mentioning here. I’ve noticed that when I look at my pee after I’ve urinated I notice some bubbles and clear particles in the pee. I’ve had two urine tests done with clean results. I’ve also noticed that I’ve been more bloated and gassy than my usual.
So basically the numbness is what got this whole thing started and had me going to seek medical care to figure out what was going on. Before I went to my primary care doctor I went to a couple of ER’s and Urgent Care clinics in a panic because I didn’t know what to make of the numbness. Most of the doctors I saw thought it could be my lower back, but I even had an MRI done and the doctor that reviewed my MRI result said it wasn’t my lower back. So when I finally saw my primary care doctor and showed her the MRI results she thought the cause of the numbness could be viral instead, and that’s how the herpes antibody test came about. But again, no swab, no classic HSV symptoms. Additionally, I was tested for other STI’s just in case and thankfully those came back negative (HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea, all done with blood or urine sample, no swab either).
Not sure what to think now, and in the back of my mind I keep wondering if my symptoms are due to something else other than the herpes. Several people in my own life have suggested this could be something else as well. Scared and confused here.