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just itching can be a sign of recurrences of herpes. are you being seen when you have this itch? Are they testing you for yeast and bacterial infections vaginally when you are seen? have you had a type specific herpes igg blood test done yet?
Ohh my gosh, yes I have been seen once with the itching and the doctors did test and both were negative. I have been worried about herpes since a of risky encounter also the first time I had sex and have had an STD panel but I know that it didnt include herpes. I've expressed my concern with my doc but he says I'm fine. (I have only had intercourse 3 times in my entire life with one person) so he sees no need for testing for it. BUT i know that with just one encounter there is a risk. I will wake up without the itch and then as the day goes on it seems to appear. Sometimes it last a few days and go away only to return a few days later. I really have not had any relief since these encounters which where a over a year ago I seem to have some pain or annoyance daily with my vaginal area (burning,itching, sorness) and its got me really down and worried. I have also been to the doctor a ridiculous amount of times with complaints of itch and pain only to be told they see nothing out of the ordinary, or receive a diagnosis of BV. I do have a problem with recurrent bacterial infections. I have an appointment with a new gyn in three weeks and I have been keeping a symptom log and plan to really lay everything out on the table to get this whole thing figured out.
With all this said do you still believe that my symptoms could be from herpes?
Thank you soo much and yess I've learned bv is no fun and have been trying things to stop them from reoccuring with no luck. One last question. Do you think I should seek and herpes igg test anyways I have a feeling my gyn wont think its a good idea since most of the doctors I have been to and discussed my worries seem to laugh at the idea of herpes because I have had no sores or anything. Should I try for the test anyways?
I back with another question, I know you have said that my risk was pretty low, but ever since having sex I keep having pain and irritation it is intermittent pain and I know that is not usual of herpes. I have not participated in sex since then so i have still have only ever had sex a grand total of 3 times (unprotected with the sam person). I have had this pain for over a year it is at the vaginal opening and sometimes accompanied with a stabbing pain around my clitoris. i have been to the doctor many times and they see nothing abnormal, and do not know the cause of the pain when I bring up the concern of herpes my doctor seems to laugh it off. I can't help but think in the back of my mind maybe I do have herpes, so what do you think should I just forget about the herpes and continue to work with my doctor to find the cause of my pain. Or do you think that with my symptoms it would benefit me to pursue testing my doctors knowledge of herpes isnt very good so I would have to do testing on my own and know it can be pretty costly so I just would like to know if it would be worth it
I’m sad to be writing in again as I was just starting to really push the idea of having herpes out of my mind and move on with my life, the vaginal pain that had pretty much been intermittent finally stopped and life was good. Until I noticed some irritation and decided to take a look wit hand mirror. I noticed a kind of thick white discharge so I'm thinking maybe an infection of some sort? But what has me alarmed and my anxiety raging is that I noticed a sort of cut or maybe vaginal fissure a little below my clitoris. It is flesh colored no redness or anything and looks like a little straight cut, probably wouldn't have noticed it if I was pulling and prodding around and haven't noticed any pain but I am extremely worried now. I plan to make a doctors appointment for as soon as I can get in but am terrified at first sight my doc will say its herpes. Just wanted some insight as I am really freaking out, could this be herpes? Could some sort of infection cause this yeast, bv?
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