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Just about exactly a year ago I had an outbreak on the inside of one of lips. At the same time I had a high fever that would continously come and go. I was sick for about a week with fever and could hardly keep anything down. The sores i had then blistered and were very painful. Because of this I was thinking I probably contracted the herpes virus so I went to a clinic to have it looked at and to get a blood test done.
The blood test came back negative but I was told to come back I think about 2 months later to get retested just in case my antibodies were not built up to a high enough level to be detected by the blood test. Well I had another outbreak within that time frame..and same symptoms...I was sure it was herpes. Came back in for my blood test and the results came back negative again! My doctor then told me if it happens again she wanted me to come in right when the bumps appear before they ulcerate.
It wasnt unil a year later I felt the painful bump down below and dreaded it came back...and I figured it was because I was stressed and not sleeping and overworking myself just as I had done to myself before.. (and each 3 times Ive had an outbreak has always been around my period..idk if that is helpful info) So I went to see my doctor right away but she was not there that day so I saw another doctor and he said the initial bump did not look like the typical herepes...but before my original doctor had told me it did look and sound like I had herpes. So he had suggested to get the blood test one more time to guarantee I dont have it if it comes back negative...which it did...he suggested maybe I have shingles..even being as young as in my mid 20s...
I am now second guessing this diagnosis because of the fact recently my boyfriend has broken out with a sore on his penis... So I am wondering if it is somehow oddly and strangely possible that I have herpes even though all 3 of my test were negative! ..and if not then what else could it possibly be. I keep trying to look up different info on stds but I feel as though all of my signs and symptoms point to herpes...But I am now going back to my doctor to get tested for other possible STDs..Someone please help! I would just like to figure out for sure once and for all what is going on down there with me so I can at least have some answers!
you and your bf both being seen is a good idea. has your partner been tested for herpes at all with all of this to know his status?
typically sores inside the lips are canker sores and not herpes. hard to tell at this point if you have a canker sore or oral herpes.
as for the genital area, many things can cause sores too so make sure your provider properly tests you for yeast and bacterial infections vaginally if they haven't already. did they by chance do a lesion culture on your sore when you were seen for the genital symptoms?
you've had continued negative blood tests which makes it likely it really isn't herpes going on. hsv1 infections can be hard to detect on blood tests but still the odds of having 3 negative tests is low likelihood that it's herpes.
continue to be seen every time you have symptoms for further follow up. getting input from a dermatologist might also be helpful if your gyn is stumped.
Iv had a very similar problem. about two years I had just moved to fl and broke into what I thought was herpes. it was the most painful depressing thing iv ever experienced. I went to a very cheap clinic due no health care. it only lasted about a week but the clinic took a culture and told me it was. when I had finally visited my family doc back home she did a full STD check and nothing came back it was negative on everything. about one year after that initial "breakout" I got a few little bumps on my outer labias but I used rubbing alcohol a few times a day them and they went away quick. now for the third year about the same time each year I have one bump but severe discomfort with itchy and burning when I pee. I'm going to get another blood test but I'd really like to know what's wrong with me /: I'm very susceptible to vaginal infections, everytime I have sex with no condom I end up with bacterial infections, yeast infections, and uti's I'm not sure if that may have anything to do with it. iv also got the hpv shots about 5 years ago but ended with hpv a year after and it took about a year clear up. does anyone know anything? I have a weird vagina /:
i had this too. it was so painful i couldnt walk for about two weeks. my herpes tests came back negative along with all other std tests. the sores were oozing and it was totally gross. my partner and i never had sex!! i dont know what's going on I'm really scared
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