You're doing the best thing and seeking advice from a doctor but this to me doesn't sound like HPV or HSV-2 this sounds like a basic case of jock itch caused by friction between the skin during your cardio at the gym. You've been looking online (bad idea) and putting none spacific symptoms together ie back pain and jumping to the wrong conclusions. Well done on always using protection for vaginal sex. Oral is very low risk for STDs especially HPV and HSV-2 so just try to calm down and see what the doctor says. If it is jock itch your doctor will advise which anti-fungal cream to apply and the issue should clear up in no time. Let us know what he/she says.
Thank you for your advice and input. I just sure hope you are right!
Bump, if anyone else has any input or advice also, it would be greatly appreciated.
My doctor could not see me again today, and did not have time to see me until next Monday. So I saw another MD today within the same practice.
She did a full exam, took a bacterial culture of the area in the genitals as well as a viral culture in the area of the genitals. She said this would show if it was bacterial, viral, and if so what it is including HSV and what type of HSV. She also did a full blood work up including HIV, Syphilis, and all the HEP tests. I am returning tomorrow morning for a urine sample that she is testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Towards the end she said, "The area in the genitals looks viral, which I am afraid could be herpes. But we will have to wait and see."
So that was AWFUL to hear her say that. The blood/urine tests will be back Wednesday, and the cultures back Friday. This is just torture. She gave me an anti-viral cream for the time-being.
I just can't believe it has come to this. I have been so safe with sex, always using condoms, etc. Pretty much don't know what to say right now. Could use some direction and advice.
I still say this doesn't sound like herpes to me and the doctor shouldn't have said so until she got some accurate results as this could now be making you worry for nothing. If and I mean IF this is herpes then it really isn't the end if the world. If this is your first outbreak then it's very mild and with herpes the outbreaks only get milder as your immune system builds resistance to it and the outbreaks get fewer and far between. Like I said though this still doesn't sound like herpes as it also didn't to Vance2335 who is an expert in the field.
The doctors office called with some of the test results today. Here is an update on my situation:
Hepatitis panel: negative
Bacterial culture: Positive for staph infection (They are putting me on an antibiotic, Bactrim, to get rid of the Staph
Viral/Herpes culture: Results not back yet
glad you are getting answers as to what is going on :)
protect yourself in the future and make sure your oral sex is also protected!!
have you had your gardasil shots for hpv yet?
Thanks a million for your response. Yes, it is nice to have a few answers. But am still waiting to hear back from the doctor about the viral/Herpes culture. I am so worried about that, and praying it is nothing bad like that in the viral category.
I agree, and this has been a life-changing experience. I am just hoping for a 2nd chance, and not having something that will be with me the rest of my life.
I do not believe that I have had the Gardasil vaccination against HPV.
What are your thoughts on my symptons with regards to it possibly being HSV/HPV? I would love to hear your thoughts.
it could be herpes but it's doubtful. staph skin infection was my first thought as I read your original post before replying last night even.
while all of this is on your mind, seek out the hpv vaccines too :)
Thanks for your input. I still have not heard from the doctor regarding the viral/herpes culture swab. Am praying and hoping it's just the staph infection. Please...
Yes, I will look into the vaccine also.
Goinginsane22 and I are pulling for you bud.
Try not to let it get to you, and let us know when you find out.
(Sending good vibes)
J in Boston.
Thanks man, I really appreciate it. Still no word from the doctor on the viral/Herpes culture swab. I am praying for you two also. I'll let you all know when I find out. Praying...
Results back today
well at this point, probably no use in treating the herpes. it's getting close to being healed on its own.
do you have a regular partner currently?
have you ever had herpes igg blood testing done before?
Yes it is healing well on its own.
I do not have a regular partner currently.
I never have had the herpes igg blood testing. What do you recommend?
well if you never had testing before, no easy way to see if this is a recently acquired infection or not for you. hard to tell if you got the staph infection and it triggered your first obvious recurrence of hsv2 or if you were unlucky enough to get them both at the same time.
I recommend reading terri warren's free herpes handbook. just google it and it comes right up. it'll give you a lot of the basic info about herpes you need to know to decide how to treat your hsv2 infection.
Thank you for that information. I appreciate the direction and help. I'm sure we will be in touch. Thanks.