Hello again, I have more info. and more questions I need answered thankyou. In your first reply to my post there were a couple of issues that you did not address. You stated that I could contract hsv1 from oral sex but you didnt say anything about the genital to genital rubbing which I had mentioned. I should have clarified that it wasnt manual to genital rubbing so I apologize for not being more specific.
Also you didnt say anything about the episode of painful groin lymph nodes, or my recurring bouts of painful urination. You seem to have assumed that my itchy tingly thighs and buttocks were mainly in the winter but this symptom started way back in May of 2014, about 5 months after my sexual encounter.You said that most people get actual sores but this seem to contradict so much of what I have read that most peoples symptoms are so mild they go unrecognized. I would think sores arent considered mild.I want to again list the symptoms I have experienced on and off starting 3 weeks after my sex with this woman.
Mildly irritated red patch on penis, painful urination, itchy tingly thighs and buttock sometimes with small bumps,sciatic like pain especially in left leg, painful groin lymph nodes, sharp shooting pain in butt followed the next day by a rash on my thighs that lasted about a week. These things have come and gone recurringly with different frequencies starting 3 weeks after that sex and still going on today, over 1 year later.
I am 53 and have had cold sores since I was a teenager.This sex took place early January of 2014.
I had type spec. igg test done 3months, 6 months, and 9months after my first symptom(penis red irritated) and all three times the test came back positive for hsv1(of course i get coldsores) and very low neg. for hsv2.
I had westernblot done in January 2015, a full year after exposure and again results were pos. for hsv1 and neg. for hsv2.
I know the experts like to say the odds are incredibly low that I would have picked up hsv1 genital after so many years of oral hsv1. Also they say incredible low that hsv2 not detected by western blot, and type specific igg.
Well, i think the odds are even lower that I would come down with virtually ALL symptoms of genital hsv except open sores simultaneously and it not be atrributed to hsv! I think I am ONE MORE example of how it can and does go undetected and I suspect there are more like me than the statistics point to.
I completely understand that in the abscence of a swab test you cant say to me YES, you do have genital herpes but I need to hear what your gut is telling you about my case.Are you very suspicious that this could be herpes and perhaps I am another anomaly?
Thank you Terri, I know my frustration is showing in this but I am frustrated seeking answers.