Thank you for your reply.
I’m in the UK. HSV screening is not standard unless you show visible sores. I’ve not had any visible sores, just the symptoms mentioned above and very tiny bumps around my urethral opening. Hence no swab or blood test for HSV.
The full screening was paid for privately, as I wanted reassurance. The company I used said the urine sample could only detect active shedding, I only found this out after questioning them. I’d wrongly assumed it would be the correct tests for everything.
I 100% agree about the baseline test. If I had known more at the time, I would’ve taken it. Hindsight hey.
I have had another IgG at 16 weeks, this came back 6.50 HSV-1. So a very marginal decrease….my understanding is this means nothing?
Most of my symptoms have now gone. Just a minor irritation in my urethra and a very slightly inflamed urethral opening. To be honest, this could now be a figment of my imagination.
Just a couple more questions, if that’s ok?
Could this have been herpes urethritis? My understanding is this is very painful when urinating. My pain has been a 3 at most, mostly irritation and uncomfortableness.
Could I arrange a video call with you? I’d like to get your opinion on the pictures I took. I’m aware there is a cost, this isn’t an issue.
Thank you again