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I just had a test of:
HSV I IGG 1.6, IGM 0.1 (0.9-1.1 Borderline)
HSV II IGG 1.9 IGM 0.91 (0.8-1.1 Borderline)
I got a small red patch on my head of penis right outside the urethra, It began on the 7th. It became redder but it doesn't have a white spot. It forms a ring around my urethra around 0.2 cm. I have very minimal whitish discharge which I won't notice unless I look for them, didn't hurt when I pee, there is slight swelling in that area, but the redness is sensitive and hurts if I touch it. It also hurts if I have residual pee as it is directly outside my urethra.
My doctor suggested I go take the test and I did on the 10th. He also prescribed me Herclov twice a day and Zoter Ancyclovir Topical up to 5 times a day to be applied on the redness patch. Now he said I need to do it again. Because it isn't conclusive. I live in Asia and I don't know whether this is type specific test or not, but this is the only one they offered.
What I am wondering is that, does my test shows I definitely have Herpes? What next step should I do?
FYI, now the redness is almost gone, there is only some on the urethra that is further away from the frenulum. And also I never shows up anywhere but there.
The doctor who recommended me to test it was actually a dermatologist.
Last time I had sex was on new years eve with a girl friend which I haven't seen in quite a while, so I can't 100% vouch for her.
I didn't get the chance to go to the doctor again as I am on a business trip now, It is mostly gone, no more redness or tenderness, just a hint of spot that is a bit more shiny than the rest of my head of penis. Just like a new shiny skin.
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