Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
help! confused!! herpes??? no herpes ???
today i was diagnosed with herpes. the dr took a quick look at them and said "it looks like herpes" the she sent me to the lab and had a blood test. I been having this painless bumps that look like pimples for about 4 months now and they dont go away. Im still waiting on my results but I wana stay positive. can anyone here(w herpes) give me some kind of information? do the first outbreaks last that long?

more info: they are not sores more like pimples. they dont hurt or burn. dnt hurt when I pee or take a shower. no pain at all
Cancel
10 Answers
Page 1 of 1
101028_tn?1419606604
a herpes outbreak would not linger for 4 months.

I'd see a dermatologist at this point. sounds more like a fungal infection, molluscum, folliculitis or any number of other skin conditions.

grace
Comment
Cancel
101028_tn?1419606604
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
grace thanks for your comment it makes me stay more calm to know that maybe the results are gona be nevative.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
need moral support:(

im sad, confused, i dnt know what to do and cant control my anxiety to know my blood results.
is there such a thing as painless outbreaks?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
101028_tn?1419606604
you wouldn't have a herpes ob stick around for this long without healing . even without antivirals it would've healed on its own by now.

even if you do test + for herpes, this isn't a herpes issue going on.  

If you need help with your blood test results, write down the numeric results to post here - e.g hsv1 igg 5.4 and hsv2 igg .44 or whatever they are.

did you schedule a dermatologist appointment?
Comment
Cancel
101028_tn?1419606604
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
My boyfriends results came back already and his results were hsv1 > 5.00 and  hsv2<.90

does having oral h  prevents him from getting genital h? n does my genital h
prevents me from oral h?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
101028_tn?1419606604
having hsv1 orally protects you from contracting hsv1 genitally.

having hsv1 orally , doesn't provide any significant protection against contracting hsv2.
Comment
Cancel
101028_tn?1419606604
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
does genital h protects me from my boyfriends oral h?

also, do we have to be taking medication daily?
my doctor just gave me acyclovir for 10 days


sorry for all these questions im just very confused about all this:/
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
101028_tn?1419606604
hsv2 genitally seems to protect against hsv1 but not 100%

no need to start suppressive therapy at this point. confirm your status first.
Comment
Cancel
101028_tn?1419606604
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
my doctor called me this morning and said my results were negative, but shes knows its herpes just by looking at my genital bumps. the doctor said that maybe it was too soon to detect the herpes and that I should get a re-tested. how soon can herpes be detected? how long should I wait to get another test?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
101028_tn?1419606604
you need to see a dermatologist. herpes wouldn't linger for 4 months and your blood test would be reflecting a hsv2 infection by now too.
Comment
Cancel
101028_tn?1419606604
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
help! confused!! herpes??? no herpes ???
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Herpes Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank