You and your wife should test immediately!
There is no real proof you have genital herpes. What you describe are not really symptoms of herpes. Blisters on your wife's thigh (how close to the knee was it?) also does not sound like genital herpes.
Herpes does not cause headaches generally and never without lesions and other symptoms.
All up I think you are reaching conclusions that most if not all are wrong.
Fleetwood20, thank you for the response. Wife and I both tested positive after she had symptoms back when we first started dating. We know our status, have been monogamous up until last week.
From all that I have read on the internet over the last couple days, it seems like headaches, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, are early symptoms of true primary infection with genital herpes. Seems to happen with 4-7 days from initial infection during incubation period. Make sense if the virus is affecting the nervous system, and replicating before making their way back to the site of infection.
Confused, does the blistering generally happen at the same time or generally days or weeks later? I read symptoms happen between 2-20 days. She also mentioned that none of the over counter pain meds have diminished her headaches. I know I'm assuming that they are related to early symptoms of infection, but one thing I have learned in life is there is no such thing as coincidence! I just feel really terrible that a night of lust may challenge our friend while she is just getting back into the dating scene.
Fleetwood20, the site of initial infection on my wife was her left inner thigh perhaps 3 inches below her genitals. First she thought it was a bug bite. It started as a red patch with a single blister that soon became a much larger area and more blisters. Doctor took one look and said it was herpes. As the blisters started to scab, another group of even more numerous blisters emerged! Now when she feels tingling she takes antivirals and generally has not blister or perhaps just redness or a solo tiny blister.
I agree with Fleetwood that the young girl is not showing symptoms with a headache. Stats show that its 1 in 1000 per episode that a person acquired herpes. Those most at risk are in long term mono relationships where one person is infected.
Life360_Dave, thank you for the response. I know the stats say it's a long shot, but you would have to know me and realize that if I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all!
I was dating my wife for less than two months when I infected her. Granted, I didn't know my status. We did use condoms initially as I always did with my new girlfriends but my outbreak happens on my scrotum which is never protected by the condom. We surely had a lot of sex as couples tend to do in new relationships, but I can guarantee it wasn't anywhere near 1000 times or even 100 times before she contracted hsv.
If our girlfriend actually has contracted this virus from me. I can definitely say it was asymptomatic shedding! I would guess it could also be that she could contract it by fingering and licking my wife's genitals. I read that that would be really low risk. Especially hsv II transmission orally. So basically you have what we assume is one hsv negative female in close sexual contact with two hsv positive partners in the same evening. I know I'm going down a rabbit hole, I appreciate the answers. I will wait and see if she presents with any other symptoms. I assume that if she doesn't within 30 days, she should probably get tested at that time or perhaps a few weeks later to be sure of her status.
How do you know your scrotum issues are herpes? That has t be the most difficut areas for herpes to appear as the skin is to thick to travel to the surface.
Well that is where if I have a sore it shows up over the years. If the skin is too thick as I have seen stated elsewhere for it to travel to the surface, perhaps it travels just below the final layers of skin most of the time, is unseen but is able to naturally flake off and be rubbed into your partners skin by friction of genitals rubbing together.
Tell us more about the test you had that showed positive for hsv2?
Girlfriend came over for a bit last night. Headache gone but she is looking out for other symptoms
Tell us more about the test you had