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If not herpes... then what?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 5, 2008
  • 01:50 AM

I was forced to have nonconsensual sex in March and I had an outbreak of something shortly after that (about a month later). I had the sores swabbed and cultured and both times the cultures came back negative. I also had 3 blood tests each a month apart. All came back negative. The doctor told me she could not diagnose the problem. The sores eventually cleared and I have not had an outbreak until a month ago. I had two bumps that looked like whiteheads on my vagina just above the outer labia. Those bumps turned into sores that healed and now I have two more in my pubic area (pelvis). They are itchy and painful. Some look like pimples, others are open, crater-like sores. They are very small.


I have a doctor appointment tomorrow morning with an obgyn, so I'm hoping they will be able to better diagnose the symptoms.

Any ideas as to what this might be?:confused::confused::confused:

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  • i'm starting to wonder if it is stress-related... i have had the same issue with no help coming from my doctor... everything is negative and he shrugs his shoulders... i'll keep an eye here and hopefully someone has some help...
    whoknowsnotme 1 Replies
    • November 5, 2008
    • 08:58 PM
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  • I have had the same problem in the past... have them test for HPV Human Papoloyma Virus (sp?) men can be carriers and not ever be affected by it but in women it can cause cirvical cancer and dysplicia (sp?)...My husband was born with HPV (it is more commen for men with un-cut foreskins to be born with it and carry it into adulthood) so I have to be tested on a regular basis and have any occurances treated by a ob/gyn specialistThey are a form of a genital wart when they are small white bumps that look like pimples... HPV can and does take MANY forms so be sure to also request a scraping on your next pap to make sure that it is not affecting you tissue around the cirvix because that can cause a weak cirvix which can result in multiple unexplained miscarriages
    Christina2008 10 Replies
    • November 6, 2008
    • 03:04 PM
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  • If the doctor's think it looks like herpes but tests confirm it is not, it could be a Strep B infection. It's rare but it sometimes does appear with sores that are usually misdiagnosed as herpes. Ask your doc about it. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2008
    • 05:32 PM
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  • Sorry about your experience. Have you had a blood test for syphilis? Try that. Usually the swab is accurate but you may want to do a blood test for herpes 2, too, since it comes and goes like herpes.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 6, 2008
    • 11:59 PM
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  • Thank you for all your responses.I went to the OBGYN last Tuesday, and all STD tests came back negative today. They tested for both Herpes I & II, and both came back negative. I asked the nurse to consult with my doctor about what other tests I should have done. They should be calling me later this afternoon.So, someone mentioned the possibility of it being warts. Do warts start as tiny whiteheads (kind of appearing to be ingrown hairs), and then become sores that scab over?That's what I had. The initial one that appeared is still there, while the two that came after have scabbed over and healed. I still have the initial sore and it seems to be getting wider and more painful.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 05:53 PM
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  • I have a medical book which I consulted for your symptoms. It seems that what you have are Condylomas Acuminati (warts). The Condilomas are small white and itchy pimples caused by a viric infecction of the skin. Because they are highly contagious, they can be transmited by the simple touch of the fingers, if you have them in your fingers, or through sexual contact, if the men has them in his pennis. They are transmited through the contact of the peeling cells of the Condilomas.The best way to treat them is with the application of a special tinture for warts which destroes the infected tissue. You will need to apply the tinture everyday for several weeks avoiding to touch the skin around the Condilomas. In between the applications you will also need to remove the peeling skin that results from the treatment. Do not attempt to use any tinture that is used for the treatment of warts in the fingers or feet, since the skin of the genital area is different. Your doctor will be able to prescribe a tinture to be used in the genital area. You may need to repeat the treatment after several weeks. If this treatment fails, your doctor will be able to remove them with liquid nitrogen or burned them or scraped them through a local anesthetic. The treatment, if performed properly, will not leave any scars.To avoid the danger of recontaminating yourself, to the surrounding area or your fingers, use surgical gloves and dispose of them after each treatment. You can buy a box really cheap in your pharmacy. Use a separate towel to dry your genital area after a bath or shower. Do not use nylon underwear, use white cotton underwear, and keep the area always clean and dry. During the treatment, do not place used underwear with the rest of your unwashed lundry. Wash your underwear separately and use some bleach to kill the virus that may be left in the underwear.Another possibility of your symptoms, although I doubt that you may have it, is a condition called Molluscum Contagiosum. It is a virical infection similar to Condilomas which produce small white pimples that look like perls. Each pimple has a central depression and it is more frequent in children but, it can occur in adults. Ask your doctor to test for it to eliminate that possibility. However, I am more concerned for you about that big one that you say you still have. Are you sure it is the same as the other small ones that you have. Why is it that you still have it when others have disappeared. And it is becoming larger. Ask your doctor to test it separately and compare the results with the results of the small ones.After all said, I hope I could be of any help to you. In the mean time, refrain from having sex, even after some time after the condition has disappeared to make sure that you are completely healed. This is to avoid the possibility of contagium to your partner which, in turn, may recontaminate you.Good luck and keep us posted about how you are doing.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 24, 2008
    • 10:52 PM
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  • If the whiteheads look pearly/oily and then have a donut shape later prior to being scratched... You have Molluscum contagiosum. It's a viral infection that can be allowed to be dealt with by your body and will be gone in 3-6 months at best. However, if they are extra itchy at night = Scabies.Chancroid is a larger crater like wound caused by Himophylus ducreyi. The woulds are discribed as painful and you may also have swollen inguinal lymphnodes, which are also very big.. so this probably isn't what's going on.It can also be folliculitis caused by staph.. if they are located at the shaft of a hair and are actually nearly identical to pimples
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
    • 02:34 AM
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  • I was forced to have nonconsensual sex in March and I had an outbreak of something shortly after that (about a month later). I had the sores swabbed and cultured and both times the cultures came back negative. I also had 3 blood tests each a month apart. All came back negative. The doctor told me she could not diagnose the problem. The sores eventually cleared and I have not had an outbreak until a month ago. I had two bumps that looked like whiteheads on my vagina just above the outer labia. Those bumps turned into sores that healed and now I have two more in my pubic area (pelvis). They are itchy and painful. Some look like pimples, others are open, crater-like sores. They are very small.I have a doctor appointment tomorrow morning with an obgyn, so I'm hoping they will be able to better diagnose the symptoms.Any ideas as to what this might be?:confused::confused::confused:This may be of little help, but I am a 33 year old male dealing with the exact same issue.4 days after unprotected encounters, i develoeped 3 lil' water blisters... they popped on there own, scabbed for a week...then healed. Ive had blood drawn 3 times, 4 trips to the same office, (3 different doctors). Negatives on blood and swab everytime. BUT...no resolution. Sores hurt most when scabbing, dry, itchy. I have had 6 of these "outbreaks" in the last 10 months. I have spoke with the "partner" I was with. She swears she is fine, but now concerned I gave her SOMETHING. SO, What is this? I am lost and obviously inactive until I have some resolution. I find it very unsettling that not 1 of 3 doctors has a clue? And still the problem hinders. I hope you have better luck than me.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2010
    • 08:52 PM
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  • This may be of little help, but I am a 33 year old male dealing with the exact same issue.4 days after unprotected encounters, i develoeped 3 lil' water blisters... they popped on there own, scabbed for a week...then healed. Ive had blood drawn 3 times, 4 trips to the same office, (3 different doctors). Negatives on blood and swab everytime. BUT...no resolution. Sores hurt most when scabbing, dry, itchy. I have had 6 of these "outbreaks" in the last 10 months. I have spoke with the "partner" I was with. She swears she is fine, but now concerned I gave her SOMETHING. SO, What is this? I am lost and obviously inactive until I have some resolution. I find it very unsettling that not 1 of 3 doctors has a clue? And still the problem hinders. I hope you have better luck than me. Since it is herpes like, I would assume it is indeed a virus and you can pass it. Ask your friend to get blood work for it; maybe something in your blood giving a false negative.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
    • 02:06 AM
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  • hello,I am really scared and hope that someone can help me :(I am 18 year old female, virgin, never had oral or anal sex. 2 months ago I kissed with a guy few times. I didn't know him good. It was just kisses! And couple of weeks later I felt some pain in my genital area so I checked it to find that I have a pimple-like red spot which hurts when touched. I was surprised as it has never happened before. I tried to pop it and it hurt but I still popped it and pus came out. Well, then I went to sleep. It still hurt a little the next day cause there was a wound. But later I forgot about that. Now about 3 weeks later I got another. I was worried so I googled what could it be...And then I found information about herpes. I am really scared, but as I understand herpes can't be transmitted by kissing. So what the ***l is that! I don't want to tell my parents I am usually a good girl and don't kiss strangers... :(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2010
    • 07:38 PM
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  • Since it is herpes like, I would assume it is indeed a virus and you can pass it. Ask your friend to get blood work for it; maybe something in your blood giving a false negative.Sorry, I do not have an answer that I think responsible. You can ask counselor of PozGroup.com. I asked him several questions before. It seems he know much about STDs.
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