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hilly123 posted:
Two month after oral sex had a horrible painful experience inside my urethra. Partner tested positive for Gen. Herpes. All STD tests and three blood tests for herpes over 16 months all tested negative on myself. Doctor doesn't think its a UTI, but has no answers what happened .... or continues. 16 months after the incident I still have itchy testicles, occassional sharp itch in penis and mild discoloration on head of penis. Any ideas?
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An_252350 responded:
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
Many people with genital herpes never have sores, or they have very mild symptoms that go unnoticed or are mistaken for insect bites or another skin condition.

If signs and symptoms do occur during the first outbreak, they can be quite severe. This first outbreak usually happens within 2 days to 2 weeks of being infected.

General symptoms may include:

Decreased appetite
Fever
General sick feeling (Malaise)
Muscle aches in the lower back, buttocks, thighs, or knees
Swollen and tender lymph nodes in the groin during an outbreak

Genital symptoms include the appearance of small, painful blisters filled with clear or straw-colored fluid. They are usually found:

In women: on the outer vaginal lips (labia), vagina, cervix, around the anus, and on the thighs or buttocks
In men: on the penis, scrotum, around the anus, on the thighs or buttocks
In both sexes: on the tongue, mouth, eyes, gums, lips, fingers, and other parts of the body
Before the blisters appear, the person may feel the skin tingling, burning, itching, or have pain at the site where the blisters will appear
When the blisters break, they leave shallow ulcers that are very painful. These ulcers eventually crust over and slowly heal over 7 - 14 days or more

Other symptoms that may occur include:

Painful urination
Women may have vaginal discharge or, occasionally, be unable to empty the bladder and require a urinary catheter

Treatment
Genital herpes cannot be cured. However, antiviral medication can relieve pain and discomfort during an outbreak by healing the sores more quickly. These drugs appear to help during first attacks more than they do in later outbreaks. Medicines used to treat herpes include acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir.

For repeat outbreaks, start the medication as soon as the tingling, burning, or itching begins, or as soon as you notice blisters.

People who have many outbreaks may take these medications daily over a period of time. This can help prevent outbreaks or shorten their length. It can also reduce the chance of giving herpes to someone else.

Pregnant women may be treated for herpes during the last month of pregnancy to reduce the chance of having an outbreak at the time of delivery. If there is an outbreak around the time of delivery, a C-section will be recommended to reduce the chance of infecting the baby.

Possible side effects from herpes medications include:

Fatigue
Headache
Nausea and vomiting
Rash
Seizures
Tremor

Home care for herpes sores:

Do NOT wear nylon or other synthetic pantyhose, underwear, or pants. Instead, wear loose-fitting cotton garments
Gentle cleansing with soap and water is recommended.
Taking warm baths may relieve the pain (afterward, keep the blisters dry)

Pregnant women who have an active genital herpes infection when they give birth may pass the infection to their baby.

The risk of passing the infection to the baby is highest if the mom first becomes infected with genital herpes during pregnancy. The risk for severe infection in the baby is much lower in recurrent outbreaks.
Babies of women who become infected during pregnancy are at risk for premature birth. The baby may develop brain infection (meningitis, encephalitis) , chronic skin infeciton, severe developmental delays, or death.
Women with a history of genital herpes who have occasional or no outbreaks rarely spread the infection to their babies.
 
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abe648 responded:
Can you call the Doc or Lab where you got your results from and post them on here so someone can confirm your status.

All three testings would be helpful and post them in ordre from the first to the last one done.

All that is needed is HsV 1 is .57 and HSV 2 is 3.05 or what ever it says. That way someone can confirm your status for HSV 1 & 2.
Abe ...I am not a medical professional. Read the Herpes Handbook, Watch the Video and Terri Warren's book is availible umder the Heading Herpes at http://www.westoverheights.com/


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