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understanding test results

what does this mean okay i had a vaginal ulcer that lasted about 1 month and then a rash in the vaginal area went to the dr. they did a couple of blood tests here are the results 1st test : hsv-2 positive  type spec. igg           2nd test: hsv1/2 pos 1.1 hsv 1 igg spec. <.91 neg.   hsv2 type spec. <.91 neg.   3rd tests hsv1/2 1.3  hsv1 neg. hsv2 neg does this make any sense also do i have herpes?
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Your first blood test that you don't list any numeric values for was probably a false positive.  Over how long of a period did you have this testing done over?  

grace
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6 six months between testing
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Should you get a return of vaginal symptoms you should see your provider within 24-48 hours of their appearance for further evaluation.

grace
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does it sounds like herpes with 2 neg. herpeselect tests and 17 years since last exposure?
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101028_tn?1348750963
probably something non-herpes going on.  

Did you get tested for yeast and bacterial infections vaginally too at all?


grace
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sorry i mistyped my 1st test result it was hsv-2 igg spec. 1.5h pos. and yes i have had yeast infection cultures that were pos.
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101028_tn?1348750963
if you are still having symptoms, return to your provider for proper testing to determine if it's still yeast or if you over corrected your ph and now have bv going on.

No reason to suspect genital herpes - your 1.5 hsv2 igg was almost certainly a false positive.

grace
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so the rash and the vaginal ulcer could be from a yeast infection?
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yeast infection, irritation/friction etc.

grace
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no herpes right
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what does the hsv1/2igg pos. ran together mean?
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That's a non-type specific test. The testing you've had done they do the non-type specific first and if it's positive then they do the type specific testing.

grace
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so does that mean since the test were then ran seperately and neg. that iam neg?
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so one more question so the hsv-2igg 1.5pos. is not accurate since i have 2 neg. herpeselect test ran am i right about that?
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You do not have hsv2 - your 1.5 hsv2 igg was a false positive since all other testing has been negative for hsv2.  

grace
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so no more testing required?
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101028_tn?1348750963
not from a herpes standpoint.

grace
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is it possible that with my symptoms that  my  neg. hsv-1 igg type spec. and  neg.hsv-2 type spec. blood tests that i have hsv-2 and the antibodies just aren't going to ever show pos. with a herpeselect blood test?
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should you get a return of symptoms, see your provider within 24-48 hours for further evaluation. they should be doing lesion cultures and typing on active symptoms, not blood tests.

grace
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so does that mean that my blood test are not accurate?  is it common to have neg. blood tests and symptoms?
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101028_tn?1348750963
No it's not common but you sound like you really need the peace of mind. Since you are having symptoms that no one is sure what they are, you need follow up.

grace
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do you hear of alot of neg. herpeselect test with symptoms?
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Not within your time frame.  If it was 6 months, this isn't herpes.

Aj
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so according to my previous blood tests my symptoms are hsv-2 related right? so it is not normal to get false neg. after 17 years last expouser?
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They have studies following folks for 20+ years and they still test + on the blood work. If you really need the peace of mind get a herpes WB.

grace
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