Please search the threads and archives on this forum for "herpes diagnosis", "herpes blood test", "HerpeSelect test", and "IgM". You will find lots of discussions about the fact that the HSV IgM test is completely worthless; it is often falsely positive. Despite many health care providers' beliefs, in adults a positive IgM HSV result does not reliably indicate "recent" infection. (You wrote HPV1, HPV2, etc; but I know you mean HSV.) Also, look at the thread just a few days ago titled "testing?????"; you will see that Quest Diagnostics, the largest clinical lab in the US, is going to stop even offering HSV IgM testing in adults, becuase they now understand (finally!) that the test isn't useful.
Bottom line: Your IgG result proves you are not infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. (Congratulations!) Your past chickenpox has nothing to do with any of your test results.
Good luck-- HHH, MD
The post the good doctor is referring to is:
What you can do is print out his post and show it to your Doctor/Clinic; let them know an IgM test for herpes is worthless. And be sure to ask them for a refund!!
I did also have a supposed swollen lymph node in my groin..which is how this all started (the testing)...they performed a CT scan on my pelvis and abdomen with contrast and found out that the lymph node was just surrounded by fatty tissue...this was the only thing that made me think that the hsv test could have been true because i read alot about swollen lymph nodes having to do with infections in the area where they are...the CT scan results specifically state "There is no pelvic lymphadenopathy. There is a 2.0 cm fatty infiltrated left inguinal lymph node. The fatty infiltration of the lymph node is indicative of a benign lymph node." With these results would it be possible that i do have a swollen lymph node and i could have hsv 2?????
Many things aside from herpes cause lymphadenopathy; and in any case, you apparently didn't have even that. You'll need to follow up with your own provider about the CT results and their interpretation. But the findings are not suggestive of herpes. Combined with the blood test results, herpes simply is not a consideration for you, period.
Sorry, you may not post a new thread in place of a comment on the same topic. A limited number of new questions can be accepted each day, and unnecessary threads block people with original questions.
sorry i did not know that rule
I have recently noticed small little white bumps inside my vagina, the are located kind of like underneath labia minora they are close together and are the size of pin heads they dont hurt or itch or anything i was wondering what they may be or if the are herpes
Thanks for your patience
The small white things i am refering to in the last comment.
I noticed them two weeks ago and they havent changed at all just thought i should tell you.
Sounds like prominent (perhaps blocked) sebaceous glands. Definitely not herpes. Show them to a health care provider if they persist or if more of them appear.
Okay one last question before i drop this whole thing. My blood work results state that for the hsv igm test i was 1:20 which apparently means i am out of range meaning positive. I dont understand what that means because in range is 1:10 so if you could offer me an explanation that would be great? Also my igg test was hsv1 - .22 hsv2 - .02, meaning negative, i guess what i dont understand is if that is negative how could the igm test say something different. My doctor told me the igm test is for early antibodies therefore in a month it could be different, i dont get it please explain. So what my doctor is telling me is that the igg test cannot detect early antibodies?
I would love an answer to this
Dr. Handsfield has addressed the serious problems with IgM tests many times... read back a few days/weeks for more info. In the meantime, just know that you can completely ignore that positive result. You definitely do NOT have herpes.
yeah i have seen that in a couple threads but i was hoping to here from the good doctor, but thanks
Sorry, Monkeyflower is right. I have neither the time nor the energy to repeat the answer already posted in other threads in response to the identical question.