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Could my burning around genitals and inner thighs, without sores/lesions, be Herpes?

I had high risk intercourse 7 weeks ago. Zero symptoms until 3 days ago, or about 6.5 weeks after the encounter. The past 3 days I have been experiencing a burning sensation around my genitals, on my penis and most pronounced on my upper/inner thighs. It ranges from hardly noticeable to very irritating. I have been closely inspecting several times daily and haven't seen a bump/pimple/sore/lesion. Nothing irregular with urinating. Could this be a mild first Herpes outbreak?  Could it be prodromal symptoms?  I got tested yesterday for full STD panel, including HSV-2 by IGg. That should be 80-90% accurate at this point, correct?  If this is an initial outbreak, then the antibodies should show up on the blood test, right?  My stress and anxiety levels are EXTREMY high right now. Could I really be causing these symptoms by focusing on it so much?  Thanks for any help/advice.
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15249123 tn?1478652475
COMMUNITY LEADER
Very doubtful that any of this is hsv related. Symptoms without lesions is very rare.
Yes your test at 7 weeks will be a very good indicator and 80% ish
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Thanks for your response.  I don't mean to question your opinion at all, as I am new to this forum, but what are your qualifications?  Also, I did have slight flu-like symptoms the night before last but have also been battling a cold. I still have no visible abnormalities of any kind but my penis is sensitive and burns slightly on one side of the shaft and head. I also have slight burning in the pubic area near the base of my penis. The symptoms began Wed evening and with today being Sunday it has been around 4 days. Is that too long to be prodrome?  I read one of Dr. Handsfield's posts where he claimed prodrome only exists for recurrent outbreaks, not an initial outbreak. Is that true 100% of the time?  I have never had any symptoms like these and find it highly unlikely that it is a coincidence that I had this risky sexual encounter and now have these issues. I'll post back when I get my blood test results.  My anxiety is off the charts and may be the cause of some of this.
19892408 tn?1502689287
From what I have read I agree with feelingundone. Please keep us updated
15249123 tn?1478652475
COMMUNITY LEADER
What about your exposure was high risk?
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Random female partner with no protection.
That's not high risk. High risk is a known positive partner during an outbreak
I was extremely intoxicated at the time and for all I know she was having an outbreak. I don't know if she is HSV positive or not and have no way of reaching her. Irresponsible behavior to say the least. I continue to have burning and sensitivity on and around my penis. It seems this would be a long prodrome period at 6 days and counting. No lesions that I can see under careful inspection, multiple times daily.  Can one have prodrome without lesions?  Does one have prodrome before an initial outbreak?  I hope to have my test results today or tomorrow and will post the results. Thanks!
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Today I received my lab results.  I was tested for Hep B, Hep C, HSV-I, HSV-II, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV.  Everything came back "normal".  My only real concern was HSV.  The results for my HSV IGG type specific antibody asssay came back as <0.90.  It appears they only report the result as 1.09 - Positive.  I am encouraged by this result but my blood was drawn exactly 6 weeks and 5 days after the sexual encounter.  I have read that this result is only about 70-80% accurate.  I still have not had any sores/lesions anywhere on my body.  I continue to have some burning/tingling sensations on my inner thighs, penis and pubic area above the penis.  This may be from anxiety over the incident and possible infection.  I will retest at 12 weeks to confirm the negative result.  I assume my odds of infection are quite slim, given this test result combined with the lack of classic Herpes outbreak.  I welcome any comments or questions.  Thank you.
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Again, my post came through incorrectly.  I guess all the greater than and less than signs is throwing something off.  I only meant to say they report the result as less than 0.90 - Negative, between 0.90 and 1.09 - Equivocal, or greater than 1.09 - Positive.  My result came back as less than 0.90, which is listed as Negative.
19892408 tn?1502689287
Thats a good sign. I've read that most people show antibodies at 6 weeks bit testing at 12 weeks is recommended.
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*but* testing
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I'm suffering from the same symptoms or the past 3 months, IGG hsv2 ans hsv1 were both negative at 6 weeks.

Have you retested after your last post here? How are your symptoms?
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