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The lowdown/possibly herpes?

Posted In: Sexual conditions 14 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 21, 2006
  • 07:20 PM

Here is a list of my symptoms and history;

June 10 - fooled around with a guy. He said he was "clean" We did not have intercourse only oral sex.

I had no signs or symtpoms of anything until around July 5 when I was undergoing a HUGE amount of stress. I basically had burning in my vulva area.

July 24 - Go to gyno. They test for STD's Chlamydia, Trich, Gonorrea, and Vaginitis/Yeast Infection. All tests come back negative.

I'm still under stress and a few days ago I had sex and immediately afterward I felt a lot of pain/burning. I went to the bathroom and "opened up" my labia to find a cluster of swollen white bumps. They are on the left side and sort of follow the curve of my lip. They are somewhat painful but mostly because I keep looking and checking them out. It's been two days and they haven't done anything different. I looked at pics of herpes online and I'm not sure that is what I have. Primarily because they are not scattered and not blister-like. AND, they aren't noticeable unless you stretch the skin. When I do a normal exam down there you can't see them. Only when I stretch out the skin. But it is sore. Could I possibly be irritating a gland or something? Please help. I'm tired of going to the Dr. but think a visit will be necessary soon. Also, can stress and anxiety cause swollen glands like that and what do they usually look like?

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  • Hi, I know one thing about getting tested...you can test negative for herpes and still have it...they have to get the swab at the right time. I remember I tested negative a couple times...but I persisted because I knew I had it. There are some pics of herpes on this site...it's worth checking it out.http://www.herpesadvice.org
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 22, 2006
    • 10:36 PM
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  • Don't trust the online pictures. Most of them look nothing like the real thing, only over-dramatic versions. Getting a culture swab at the doctor is your best bet.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 15, 2006
    • 04:33 AM
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  • There is actually a blood test to determine if you have herpes. I suggest that you or anyone who suspects they have herpes just get that test. In my opinion though it doesn't sound like herpes to me. It does sound like it needs to be checked by a doctor tho. Please don't wait get it checked out so you can get the treatment you need for whatever it is.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2006
    • 08:43 AM
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    Starfire 1 Replies
    • November 2, 2006
    • 08:02 AM
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  • sorry to hear that !I too found myself in same position, i was under an extreme amount of stress at the time, had oral sex with my partner of many years, and had the same symptoms you describe. went to the docs totally horrified when given the diagnosis. . . . . . . . herpes.......it turns out that yes you can contract this nasty virus through having oral sex ! its rare but it does happen . its called type 1. me and him were told that becouse he has facial cold sores ........ colds etc he carries the virus......... unfortunatly !! thats how it was transmitted. i now make an effort not too get tooooooo stressed , or run down becouse now that i have it i no i dont need to have sex to get an outbreak. im not saying you do have it but sounds like it to me. u need to go to the doctors when you actually have it for swabs alternatively go for a blood test. i sincerly hope you do not have this condition, its nasty and painful but if you do there are plenty of websites that will help you to alleviate the problem. good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's too bad there's not more protection for the herpes virus. They've got something for everything else. I know this stuff dormates in the liver. Have you tried a colon/ liver cleanse????
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, I know one thing about getting tested...you can test negative for herpes and still have it...they have to get the swab at the right time. I remember I tested negative a couple times...but I persisted because I knew I had it. There are some pics of herpes on this site...it's worth checking it out.http://www.herpesadvice.orghow precise does the swab time have to be do you know?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • When it comes to the swab the virus has to be on the skin at the time and might come up negitve you may have already had the virus from a previous sexual incounter. It could also be Hpv or (genital warts) it could also be nothing mabe uti check this out http://yourstdhelp.com/herpes.html or http://yourstdhelp.com/hpv.html in any case keep seeing yur doctor they know best.
    wallarookiller 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ask for the blood test for herpes 2 if there are no open sores. It sounds like it to me. For the other poster, you can get herpes 2 in your mouth (lips). It's still herpes 2 and then you can give herpes2 from your mouth to a new partner...likewise, you can give herpes 1 from your mouth to a penis and although it is still herpes 1, it's considered genital herpes at that point, needing to inform partners of the virus.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have just been diagnosed with genital herpes in a country where it is apparently quite rare, so I am querying the diagnosis from physical examination - we are waiting for the results of the culture. Neither my partner nor I have ever had anything like this before, and neither of us have been with anyone else for a long time. Is it possible that one of us was a carrier without having any symptoms? My outbreak sounds like an initial outbreak, excruciating pain, fever, headaches, etc. But in the past I have had a tender genital area for no apparent reason, which I have often thought was thrush without the severe itching. Maybe this was mild cases of herpes? I usually have a very good immune system, very healthy and rarely ever feel "run down". I have recently moved to this country and have not felt well since I got here, so I would have to say I am run down now.We are feeling very confused as to how this happened.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
    • 06:40 AM
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  • Absolutely...one can be a carrier and not have any symptoms at all until they hear they've given it to someone else.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
    • 02:29 AM
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  • question, my friend was just told by a ex-sex partner he has herpes. He says she is the carrier. She does get occasonial cold sores. type-1. She did have a lower back pain for about 2 months after being with this guy. No visual sypmtoms of the virus. went to dr. for back pain an told it was a back strain. she's going to dr. tomorrow too get tested for the virus. Now question. She has simplex-1 can they test for the difference between 1 and 2? How accurate is the blood test if she has no physical symptoms?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 7, 2008
    • 03:52 PM
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  • Yes, but she needs to ask for herpes 2 specific, otherwise she will get the generic 1/2 and then she won't know anything because she already has herpes 1. Yes, the lower back pain can last forever. It's hard to tell who gave whom what but when she gets her test have her get tested for both IgM and IgG, although it has been a couple of months, if it comes back herpes 2 IgM, he gave it to her. And she could have given herpes 1 to him and then he gave it back to her genitally...but I understand that the cross contamination is more mild the second time. She would need to see his blood work and see if it is herpes 1 or 2 that he tested positive for. It will be accurate if positive with the blood work, for the most part.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 9, 2008
    • 00:20 AM
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  • I have just been diagnosed with genital herpes in a country where it is apparently quite rare, so I am querying the diagnosis from physical examination - we are waiting for the results of the culture. Neither my partner nor I have ever had anything like this before, and neither of us have been with anyone else for a long time. Is it possible that one of us was a carrier without having any symptoms? My outbreak sounds like an initial outbreak, excruciating pain, fever, headaches, etc. But in the past I have had a tender genital area for no apparent reason, which I have often thought was thrush without the severe itching. Maybe this was mild cases of herpes? I usually have a very good immune system, very healthy and rarely ever feel "run down". I have recently moved to this country and have not felt well since I got here, so I would have to say I am run down now.We are feeling very confused as to how this happened. Your "thrush" was, most likely, herpes 2. You had it. Your immune system became weakened recently with your move and it came out with a vengence. I hope your partner doesn't get it.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 9, 2008
    • 00:30 AM
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