You can go by the blood work, which is negative, but then you risk putting someone else in the same unhappy situation you’re in now. Leone said, but that leaves a pretty big possibility that it’s something else. And while genital herpes certainly can and does cause these signs of infection literally on the genitals (the penis or the vulva) it also can produce signs of infection nearby. Herpes can bring about what feels like a tiny fissure around the anus, something easily confused with hemorrhoids. I can’t remember the exact date, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed a small pimple on my scrotum. Of course, no distant expert can be certain, so this is no guarantee you don’t have a highly atypical case — or that you might have herpes plus something else.
Until you have a diagnosis of something else, it is still possible that you do have herpes. That being said, it would be unlikely to be herpes if you are a virgin whose genital area has never been touched by the hand of man. It can be a bit confusing so I will do my best to make it more clear. Is there any chance that this could be something else? I recently had a few zit-like sores on my labia that I was convinced were genital herpes. I went to a nurse practitioner who looked at them and took a sample she said she just didn t think that was the case and I never got a call back which means all my tests came back negative.
Many people also think they have herpes, when they may have something else. Cold sores, which are caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus (a cousin of the herpes simplex 2, the genital kind) affect as many as 90 percent of adults, and are easy to confuse with other lip issues, like zits and canker sores. ID it: Dry winter air and cold winds can suck all the moisture from your lips. Genital herpes is most often caused by the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV2). Both viruses, however, can cause breakouts in both areas, if one is infected on that area. More commonly, neither partner gets any symptoms, or else they may mistake their symptoms for something else.
Not Herpes, But What Could It Have Been?
Four years ago, I noticed some discomfort in my vaginal area. So nobody could tell me what I have, but it’s not herpes, and I went on with my life. Oh and most (60-90 ) people in the USA have been exposed to HSV-1, so if you’re tested positive for it and the condition you’re concerned about turns out to be something else entirely don’t worry you’re not alone. Is it likely to be Herpes or is there anything else it could be? Thank you – that’s what I need – something to soothe the pain – I’m avoiding drinking because it’s so sore going to the bathroom!. Many people who have been infected by genital herpes don’t have symptoms and are unaware of the disease yet are still infectious and spread the disease to their partners. The blister can burst and remain for several weeks, causing pain and discomfort. Or they might mistaken mild sores for insect bites or something else. When something triggers a new bout of herpes, the virus leaves its resting place and travels along the nerve, back to the surface of the skin (4). Genital herpes can be spread through direct contact with these sores, most often during sexual activity. It is possible for you to pass herpes to someone else even when you do not have sores because the virus can be present without causing any symptoms. Could recurrent herpes affect multiple areas at the same time (anus/urethra).