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lauren

Southington, CT

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Sep 6, 2007
 

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Hi, I have had 2 swab test done and the first was a NEG and then the 2nd was a POS. I have NEVER had a huge outbreak like I read all about.(lessons, fever, body aches, etc) In fact, I get the impression my doctor doesn't even believe me that I haven't.

Maybe once every 2-3 months I get 2 sores down there (I'm female) and it is painful and itchy. Everytime I have gotten this is it in the exact same spot and same!! I just find it weird.....that's my story! What do you think?
Lyte

Kansas City, MO

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Sep 7, 2007
 
Every person's outbreak is different. I've never had any symptoms of what is described an outbreak to be like. The only thing that has ever been in common with me is the itching.

When I first even found out that I had herpes, it was really really itching in a certain spot. Not meaning to be vulgar, but it was like on the wall in which your legs close to cover your vigina opening. It was not in the lip area of even close. I would say it closer toward the anal than the vigina.

Anyway, it was a severely red spot about the size of a dime, although there was no blood. A week or so later, that spot turned into tiny red bumps that formed a complete circle. It was then that I went to see a doctor. The moment the doctor looked at it, she knew what it was. I was given a culture and tested positive.

My doctor made me feel that it wasn't even a big deal. I have never been sexually active due to not wanting contract an STD. I had never had an STD in my life prior to this. I was with my BF for 5 years and we hardly EVER had sex. Then the 1 out of a few times I did, this is what happen to me.

Anyway, for the first 3 years I never had an outbreak. No itching, nothing. It was as though everything was fine. I never took any medication or anything. But going into my fourth year, I had my second outbreak and I don't think it's ever quite went away. I've been going from mild itching to severe itching back and forth for last 1.5 year. I tried taking Valtrax and that worked for awhile, but soon after I had another outbreak and Valtrex didn't help at all. I'm now taking Acyclovir and it really helps and it's cheaper, but my outbreak just doesn't seem to clear completely up.

In either case, I've never had any type of blisters. The closes to a blister I've had was when I first found out that I had herpes (small red bumps) I don't have any discharge, fevers, body aches, or anything. Even when I look down there, I don't see anything. It's just the itching.

The only thing that can explain why your first test came up negative is it's possible the so called "blisters" hadn't opened up. By time you had your second swab test they had.

One thing that we have in common is my outbreak always occurs in the same exact spot. It's the exact same spot where I was infected. My BF was aiming and missing. The place that I was poked is the place that I was infected. You need to always be careful, because you CAN reinfect yourself in other areas.

Only thing I can say for you to if you want to be 100% for certain, is the next time you have irratation or sever itching in that area, go see a doctor. That would be the perfect time for them to see if the herpes virus is present. If you don't have any active lesions, blisters, or itching there is no way for them to diagnos you. Sure you could get a blood test, however the blood test does not distinguish if it's HPV1 or HPV2.

In the mean time keep the area very clean and dry. Wear cotton panties. Go to your local drug store and purchase some Cordizone 10 it's works miracles.

Good Luck to you!
lauren

Southington, CT

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Sep 7, 2007
 
ughh.....I was wondering if you can infect yourself? You can? Not to be gross but I have my period and I was thinking when I put my tampon in if it would spread?? That is just not right!:(
Lyte

Kansas City, MO

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Sep 7, 2007
 

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No, for some odd reason herpes does not get infected in your insides, only on your outter skin area. That was really odd to me, because you would think it would infect you inside, but it doesn't.

So no you don't have to worry about using a tampon. The way that you spread is by scratching and touching other areas. You can spread it in your mouth, eyes,and anal. Just be sure you wash your hands if you happen to touch or scratch.
lee

Springfield, MA

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Sep 21, 2007
 
i dont know if i have herpes but i tend to itch down there and i have no idea if its from me being pregnant or if i have herpes. my vigina dosent itch but my thighs itch like near my under wear line..what should i do

Since: Sep 07

Bergen County, NJ

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Sep 22, 2007
 
I got herpes simplex I in the genital neighborhood similarly to Lyte from my husband (after oral sex). Right before it happened I started to feel lousy like I was coming down with a cold. A day or two later I started getting itchy painful sores. After a few days of this I said I'd better get checked because I figured herpes was the offending illness. The doc gave me valtrex and percocet because apparently inital outbreaks are typically awful compare with later ones but like you I was still itchy as hell so I asked for something topical. You can get a prescription for lidocaine jelly which numbs the area a bit. Also make sure you wear cotton underwear to allow the sores to heal and breathe.

Since: Sep 07

Bergen County, NJ

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Sep 22, 2007
 
lee wrote:
i dont know if i have herpes but i tend to itch down there and i have no idea if its from me being pregnant or if i have herpes. my vigina dosent itch but my thighs itch like near my under wear line..what should i do
If you think you have herpes and are pregnant you need to tell your doctor and get tested because giving birth vaginally can cause serious problems for your baby and just because you don't have lesions doesn't mean you can't spread it.
helpmeplease123

New York, NY

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Sep 28, 2007
 
i dont no if i have herpes i hot i dont but im having this itching problem around my clit n then i realized tht i was actually getting a discharge now it appared im having theses soars that urt like hell is that herpes or something else no one talked about discharge but i was wondering because this is bothering me
just me

Deerfield Beach, FL

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Oct 1, 2007
 
i few months ago i was tested positive for genital herpes, from that day i havent been able to be the same. im scared to never have a normal life were i can have a partner or family. Since ive found out ive had about 2 or 3 outbreaks, which one of them was in my nose right underneath it..at first i thought it was a pimple because it was just a white point but then became like a little bump, its been there for about 3 weeks. I have no insurance nor money, i was just wondering if theres anything i can get over the counter or ways to help prevent outbreaks. Im starting to think that because of all the emotinal stress my body is responding and outbreaks are easier to happen. Does anybody have any suggestion or comments?
beca

Hampton, NH

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Oct 7, 2007
 
hey my names beca. im soo nervous. i dont know if i have herpes. i have no sores on my mouth or down there. it hasnt burned but it does itch soemtimes. and im getting sick. do you think its just a cold passing through school? i cant get tested because my parents will know ive had sex. HELP ME PLEASE??
bld

Downey, CA

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Oct 10, 2007
 
beca wrote:
hey my names beca. im soo nervous. i dont know if i have herpes. i have no sores on my mouth or down there. it hasnt burned but it does itch soemtimes. and im getting sick. do you think its just a cold passing through school? i cant get tested because my parents will know ive had sex. HELP ME PLEASE??
If you are in college you paid a health service fee and can go there and get tested for slding scale fee. there are also clinics you can go to, find a community health clinic and call them immediately
bonnie

Taunton, MA

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Oct 12, 2007
 
i gave a black man herpes
jenny

Taunton, MA

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#14
Oct 12, 2007
 
im a stripper and i got herpes from the stripper pole.. im 16 and im doing this illegally. im freaking out cause i dont know what to do. no guys gonna like me now. i also take off my underwear when i strip so they;ll see the sores
Lulu

Harrow, UK

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Nov 2, 2007
 
hey im worried i have herpes. My boyfriends had a cold sore and he picks at it, im worried he has spread it on his fingers, is that possible? i have some soreness down below but no real sign i can see, am i just imagining it to be worst than it is because i am worried it is herpes? because the soreness is in more than one spot. please help
britteny

Glyndon, MD

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Nov 20, 2007
 
i have bumps on my vigina and they have pus in them i dont know how i got it..im scared
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United States

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Nov 24, 2007
 
britteny wrote:
i have bumps on my vigina and they have pus in them i dont know how i got it..im scared
how old are you? if you are of age go straight to the doctor. i know you may not want to find out the results but it's best for you to know. if you are not of age talk to your guardian about going to go get checked. that is the only way to know for sure.
danielle

Saint Peters, MO

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Nov 26, 2007
 
i have one bump on the inner part of the lips of my vagiana...i just noticed it, but i dont know what to do.
i am only 16..
Chieu

Hayward, CA

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Nov 28, 2007
 
Im 21 and iv only had two partners, a week ago i noticed my scrotum has a extra bump, it looks like a pimple, what could it be? i looked online and saw a lot of pictures of genital herpes and it doesn't match what i have. I dont think its herpes but im going to get it checked out tomorow. If it was herpes wouldn't it have spreaded by now? like instead of one , itll be like 3-4?.
Worried about herpes

Orange Park, FL

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Dec 20, 2007
 
I have got some sores on my arm, I showed it to my doc, he said I've got herpes and is administering some tablets and injections to me and says I have to take it for next 5 days. Do I actually have herpes? I don't have any sores on my genital area or lips etc. Is it HSV-I? Is it possible to have herpes infection on arm. I have never been into sexual activity.
Worried about Herpes

Orange Park, FL

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Dec 21, 2007
 
Some please respond...

have got some sores on my arm, I showed it to my doc, he said I've got herpes and is administering some tablets and injections to me and says I have to take it for next 5 days. Do I actually have herpes? I don't have any sores on my genital area or lips etc. Is it HSV-I? Is it possible to have herpes infection on arm. I have never been into sexual activity.

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