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. The doctor immediately said, oh you got genital herpes. She said it with such glee. I didnt eat in 3 days because I couldn’t think about anything else..When the Dr called me he said u are negative for gonohrea & chlamydia but positive for genital herpes I am sorry you are going through this you should follow up with your Dr. Learn about the different herpes symptoms for HSV-1 or HSV-2. You might not notice you even have herpes, mistaking it for something like jock itch, sunburn, or an insect bite. Usually the very first outbreak will occur within two weeks of exposure. You might think that you have something else like:.
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. Herpes looks like little blister type sores that usually appear in clusters (though they can appear alone), are fluid filled, often itch, and can be painful. That means you don’t even have to have penetrative (something inside of something) sex! Is there any chance that this could be something else? More commonly, neither partner gets any symptoms, or else they may mistake their symptoms for something else. Many who contract one or both herpes viruses never show any symptoms and, therefore, never know they have it.
I have had three outbreaks of something in the last four years, which could be herpes, but so far all the tests say it’s not. 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. Fingers crossed that it’s something else, although it may take a while and different tests before you know for sure. Blah. A bit of background about 6-8 weeks ago I went to the doctors for swollen glands in my neck, was told swollen glands – viral or glandular.
Cold Sores: Is It Herpes Or Something Else?
Some people with herpes are asymptomatic; they do not have symptoms. Other people can have outbreaks and mistake them for something else, such as insect bites, razor burn, jock itch, or ingrown hair follicles. How to tell the difference between a herpes outbreak and something else.