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I’m confused, and I desperately want you to be correct.
Here is a bullet point of the timeline:
08.28.21 – exposure
08.31.21 – felt tingling on lip & vaginal discomfort
* cold sore developed on lip (stayed small, no bigger than an eraser head)
* tried yeast infection cream (disastrous!)
* began to take valacyclovir from my friend
09.06.21 – went to urgent care. got swabbed & blood tests
* hsv1 IgG pos./ hsv1&2 IgM neg
* swab result said: HSV culture not isolated
In your opinion, judging from the bloodwork and timeline, you would say the Hsv1 infection predated the assumed 08.28 exposure date? Did my taking some valacyclovir prior to the blood tests muddy the results?
I have so many questions. If this isn’t Hsv what was the burning/discomfort for 5 months? And what were the wart like bumps my doctor saw most recently that disappeared in 3 days? Do you have any experience with vestibular papillomatosis? I believe I have those and will confirm with my ObGyn in a couple weeks. But everything I’ve read says they’re harmless & painless.
I know you are not able to give me the answers to all these questions. It’s just very confusing. Thank you so much for your time!