1) when would u suggest I swab my genital area and where? If I feel pro dome, if I am a symptomatic?
Since we don’t know where you are infected and HSV 1 is infrequently shed, you could swab your genitals for a long time without recovering anything. But if you do do genital swabbing, without any symptoms at all, I would swab the entire labia area, the inside of the vagina and around the rectum. My thought here however was for you to swab the lesions that you are describing to see if they are herpes.
2). How do I swab non fluid filled bumps? Just on the skin? Or do I have to scrape the skin? How easy is it to pick up the virus from non fluid filled bumps? If it says negative should I believe it? Do non fluid filled bumps make unless contagious than fluid filled ones? If you have bumps, fluid filled or otherwise, you should swab aggressively over the top of the bump. If it breaks the skin that’s OK. I would guess that blisters are more contagious than non-blisters.
3). All my swabs have come back negative that I have done although they are culture swabs and not pcr swabs, would a clear watery yellow discharge be a symptom of primary ghsv1? And if it was swabbed within 24 hrs, why would it come back negative?
A clear discharge could be a symptom of genital herpes new infection, yes. It may or may not come back negative if swabbed within 24 hours if it was a culture, but more likely it would be positive.
4). In ur experience, how rare is a primary ghsv1 with no lesions? I had vaginal swelling and cervix looked fine but they didn’t swab internally, if my cervix was infected, how soon would it look infected with either internal lesions or any other indications after the first initial symptom like a swollen vagina? I had it looked within hrs of any pain and then 48 hours later….is this snuff? Would lesions show up by then?
A swollen vagina with no lesions is not typical of primary HSV 1, no. Most primary genital herpes type 1 that I have seen does present with symptoms. Lesions normally appear with in 2-10 days for primary infection.
Don’t forget that your infection may well be oral not genital. If you get oral lesions, they should be swabbed
If I am counting correctly, I believe we are once again out of questions for this round. Let me know if that is incorrect.