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Continued: you couldn’t even tell where it had been.
The first doctor I went to did not swab it, but gave me an igg (diasorin liaison) at 22 days post sexual encounter. Results:
Week 3: HSV 1 and 2 negative – no values given.
over the course of the next 9 weeks I kept a close eye on my genitals to see if anything swabbable would pop up. Unfortunately nothing did. I went in and was told I had a pimple at one point, because I had a tiny bump with a pretty white, whitehead, that was all.
At week 12 I took another igg test. The diasorin liaison again, and then I noticed some opened skin by my anus. So I went in and got that swabbed, incase it was related in any way, about 12 hours after finding it.
IGG came back:
Week 12: HSV 1 and 2 negative – no values given.
Swab came back:
HSV 1 and 2 negative
After this experience I feel very upset that I was unable to find someone to swab it in time, and still feel uneasy about the whole thing. Also, I’m in Canada and not sure why public health doesn’t give values.
My questions to you are:
– Do you think my symptoms and the short window in which it healed (within 48 hrs) sound herpetic?
– Do you think that my igg tests at 3 weeks and 12 weeks and the anal swab are enough for me to try to put this behind me? I’m having a really hard time feeling comfortable with my results due to not having the original lesion swabbed, and plan to swab anything that pops up in the future.
– Seeing as I have no tests indicating I have an hsv infection, but there is still a chance it was missed, do you have any advice on how I should go about discussing this with future partners? As I don’t want to unknowingly put anyone at risk.
Thank you so much in advance.