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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 11, 2011
  • 05:24 AM

My ex girlfriend recently told me she developed a "bump" in her perennial region. Now being a future med student, I know a fairly good bit of info about hsv. I asked her to explain the bump. She said it was a single bump. Kind of painful, which I think may just be from it's location. Bc a single bump, along with other details do not characterize herpes 2 nor 1. Also, she nor I have ever shown any type of symptom. She had a culture test done, which unfortunately, came back positive. But it baffles me As to how. Her and myself were monogamous and clean. And now the doctor is saying she has hsv. I am in the process of having a blood test done, as I have no symptoms... So a culture isn't an option.

A false positive. Is that possible, could it be mistaken for something else, as many medical conditions can be?

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  • The likelihood of it being a false positive is extremely low. Facts are. Either she cheated which is always a possibility or she was carrying it for a while and didn't know it which is also very possible.In fact a lot of people carry herpes and don't know it because of little to no symptoms and the fact that when you go in for a routine STD check up it's not included unless you ask.
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    • August 18, 2011
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