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Thank you Terri. I’m on day 19 now and wanted to give you an update and ask for further clarification on my situation to see if it changes your view.
Last week, I got a full test panel done to get a baseline, snd there was a surprise on the HSV1 result. I mentioned above that 7 years ago I had two separate tests within a span of a few months where HSV1 came back with IGG at 15.90 and 16.90. I’ve never had an outbreak I can recall, but those results felt pretty conclusive to me that I have the antibodies and they wouldn’t both be false positives.
The test I just took last week came back with HSV1 at just 0.764, which really surprised me. The old tests were done by Quest, and the new one is Clinical Pathology Associates. (HSV2 was negative 7 years ago and this time came back at 0.08, but I know it’s too soon for a positive result to show up).
So on day 19 the tenderness on my penis head has not subsided – it has been fairly constant for 2.5 weeks now. Today it seems like I can even see splotchy colors or faint shiny lines near the opening to my urethra. Still no actual blisters or sores that I can tell, but it worries me greatly as it seems like patterns are forming. I really felt like I was out of the woods for HSV, but the new HSV1 test result along with the continued feeling in my penis has me very concerned I’m more susceptible to GHSV1 than I thought previously, or may actually have gotten HSV2.
So I wanted to ask:
1. Is it possible the recent HSV1 test is correct, and the two old tests are not?
2. Is it possible the tenderness and soreness I have felt on the head of my penis for 2.5 weeks has been an actual outbreak?
3. With HSV would it be unusual to feel this tenderness for so long with no other visible symptoms?
4. Would it be unusual for blisters or sores to appear starting on day 19 or 20, or would you normally have expected visible symptoms to show up sooner?
Thank you again.