Hi nurse warren,
I have a phone appt set up with your office to get a WB test. I guess I should feel fairly confident that it will be negative, right?
I have one more post available, so I figured I would use it. It helps me a great deal to hear your responses. I know I am beating a dead horse, but I’d like to ask a few more quick questions.
1) I read you mention that there have been quite a few false positives of equivocal results on the WB test. Should I be worried? As far as I am aware, I have had hsv1 for quite a while, but have had no symptoms that I can remember. I am worried that this might mess with the WB result, which would be a huge blow to me.
2) I have been having rectal symptoms for a month now. Sometimes they get a little stronger, sometimes it is just a faint thing. This past week they seemed to be a little stronger. I used hydrocortisone cream and it seemed to improve them quite a bit by the next day. And it is often hard to pinpoint the exact location but it seems to be originating around my anus, where I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids the first time I had these symptoms 2 months ago. My question is: if I did have a herpes outbreak in my anus that has hung around for 4 weeks, wouldn’t it most likely be a fairly strong outbreak that would cause me quite a large level of discomfort? Is it reasonable to use this as another reason to feel confident that I don’t have herpes?
3) I am very confident that I have hemorrhoids and that they are causing some (hopefully all) of my discomfort. But I have been feeling pin-prick like sensations all over that area. I’ve read about the debate of herpes causing neuralgia. Is that a possibility in my case? Or would chronic pelvic pain syndrome be a possibility? Would CPPS be a reason for my hemorrhoids to bother me more?
Thank you. I appreciate what you do so much.