Thank you for your input. If I need to, I have no problem putting more money in the meter. 20 bucks is the least of my worries.
I am trying to build up the confidence that you believe I should have.
Can I ask you a few more questions? This may seem a bit irrational, but I’m trying hard to be accept the data at hand.
Understanding the risk, 16 week negative, etc, I am trying to come to grips with the fact that all of a sudden, 17 weeks after this event, I am having anal symptoms that I have never felt before. The timing absolutely stinks. So here is a bit of my line of thinking, please tell me if any of it makes sense, or if I am completely off base.
I am now at around day 16 of these rectal symptoms I have been having. Again, the symptoms being very intermittent pin-prick like sensations all throughout my anal area. I believe I am also feeling these sensations in my groin area as well at times. Actually, they seem to happen completel randomly in quite varied areas throughout the perinatal area. Yesterday and today the symptoms seem to be slightly heightened to a dull ache that I feel occasionally inside my anus at times. Sometimes I feel like in am internally clenching my muscles (if that makes sense) and perhaps that is causing some discomfort too. I don’t know if that clenching aggravates hemorrhoids and this happens, or if they are two separate things, or perhaps the clenching is grabbing a nerve that causes the sensations.
Would I be somewhat right thinking that if this was a herpes outbreak, one that goes on for 16 days, would most likely be considered a fairly robust outbreak (meaning if it was just a light outbreak it would probably be on its way to clearing up by now, if not completely gone)? As far as a viral infection goes, I haven’t had any other symptoms one might get with a virus, I’ve also felt rather healthy. And if it was a decent sized outbreak inside my anus, I’d probably have open sores there. And those open sores would probably cause me considerable pain when I went to the bathroom, if not when actually passing matter, certainly when I wiped myself. I mean, I have never felt any pain while going to the bathroom or wiping.
I’m not worried about sores on the outside, around my anus, because I really have done a very thorough job looking and haven’t seen anything or felt anything directly.
I’m more worried of the chance that I have sores on the inside. The nurse at the planned parenthood I went to in week 17 when I had my fist bout with these symptoms said that she has had patients come in who could barely walk, and if I did have sores and wiped in the bathroom the pain would be tremendous. And she looked and didn’t see any.
I suppose I could think that the sores could be further in, perhaps causing proctitis, but again, if I had a case that lasted 16 days, I’d probably have considerable pain, is that reasonable?
What if I was one of those immunocompromised people, and wasn’t making antibody, wouldn’t I be having, or would have had more noticeable outbreaks prior to week 17?
Is the 16 weeks for the test from possible exposure, or when symptoms are felt? Does it make a difference that I am only now feeling symptoms?
Thank you again. I eagerly await your comments on the above. ive read in ther forums about people who it seems so obvious that they aren’t infected but they go on and on testing, and I would think to myself “oh that poor person”. And now that’s me.