I'm a 40-year old guy in New York who has tested negative for HSV 1 and 2 for several years.
Last Thursday, I was on a date with a new partner and we kissed for a couple of hours. Best I could tell he didn't have any cold sores on his mouth - since we didn't go any further than that, we never discussed sexual health.
By last Sunday night, I felt like I had a few canker cores on the side and front my tongue... by today (Thursday), I've got a cluster of 5 tiny whitish or fleshy bumps/blisters on the tip of my tongue, which hurt whenever they touch food or my teeth. No raised red area around them. In the center of them is a small redish dot. I can't tell if there's any liquid inside (I'm not going to try to puncture one).
The description sounds a lot like "lie bumps", but could this possibly be a primary OB of HSV on my tongue (only?) No problems on my lips, no pain there, no gland swelling, fever, malaise, etc. Would it have been more likely that if I was exposed to HSV 1, I would have gotten it on my lips or mouth rather than my tongue?
I only ask because the timing is rather coincidental - and while I've had canker sores on my tongue before, they've never presented quite this way, or so much.
I'm not immuno-compromised...
...I'm just a bit scared.
I'll add that I had a QUICK visit with my GP today - who took about a .5 second look and said "this doesn't look like herpes," then that was pretty much it.
Would it be worth it to see another doctor, or do you think my fears are unlikely here?
Thanks much - of all the sites on the web, this one seems the most knowledgeable.
Thanks, Grace - I guess it's already been put in, but I won't panic if the test comes back positive.
So strange: yesterday, tiny bunch of white painful bumps near the edge of my tongue... one bigger than the rest, with a new one appearing to be starting up at tip of tongue.
Now, today, the other ones have all but disappeared and don't hurt, and the newest one is damned big (relatively) and hurts quite a bit. Totally white with a red center, no raised red rim. Absolutely wasn't remotely this big this morning.
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