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Rushed Herpes

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  • Posted By: MissMultiCultural
  • March 18, 2013
  • 06:17 PM

I woke up one morning with a few bumps around my lower region area. I thought nothing of it and left it alone, but 3 days later they started to hurt. So, I called my ob and tried to get an appointment, they told me to come in right away. When I got to the doctors office it was amazingly crowded and everybody was rushing to get things done. I waited for an hour before I was rushed to a room and my doctor came in about 25 minutes later. He walked in and said "So you have bumps? Its probably herpes." before he even checked me. I knew it was a bad time right then and there. He pulled out a random toothpick and poked around, then put it in a tube, prescribed me herp meds, and sent me home. He gave me cream and pills to take. Not only did the cream make things worse, but the pills did absolutely nothing for me. I went back a few days later to get my results and they hadn't even started on them. So a nurse called the lab and had the results rushed and called me about an hour or so later and said it was positive. I had never had a herpes test done before, so I researched into it and found out they did things wrong and way too rushed. So I went to a local Urgent Care center to get a test done. They did a culture and blood work on me, but used cotton swabs instead of a random toothpick, and took more than one sample. They called me 3 days later to tell me that everything came back negative and that I was herpes free. Needless to say, I was overjoyed. I went back to my doctor to let him know the good news and he looked me straight in the eyes and told me what I did was stupid, that I shouldn't believe them, and that no matter what test I take, I'm going to have herpes. I was furious with him. He had already diagnosed me before he had even checked me for anything, and when I went and got things checked out the right way, he told me I was stupid and wrong. What should I do?:confused::confused::confused:

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