Does this look like genital herpes?
Help! : Does this look like genital herpes? - BASHH
Yes hiv stphillis ggonnareah chlamydia, all normal... could this happen to if I was itching my butt? Honestly tho I’ve had a sore throat for a while now. The doctor said it’s not worth testing for herpes 2 because herpes 1 causes blisters to and apparently 90 percent of people have it, guess I should still have it looked at tho
The usual test for an ulcer in sexual health clinic would be a direct herpes simplex PCR test from the skin. Yes irritation causing itching could certainly cause a break in the skin. Usually people presenting with genital herpes have it in one genital location. Sometimes rarely they may present with perioral ulcers too. Remember syphilis blood tests can be negative within 4 weeks of exposure. Both herpes simplex type 1 and 2 can cause blisters. Blood tests are usually not useful. What country are you in ?
I’m in San Francisco ca and getting good medical attention. I’m getting tripped out on the syphillis tho, I have not had any chancre sores show up. It’s mainly just itchy butt. I never had contact on my butt which is confusing, but I guess it can spread there anyhow. Are these “paper cut lesions” typical with herpes? As opposed to the typical fluid filled blisters we associate with herpes?
Hey proper doc, I did a blood test 4 weeks after exposure and it was negative. Is that enough time for the igG levels to be detected, that’s what my doctor told me... however there’s varying options online. I still have this weird hazy sore throat and nasal problems. Doc gave me flounase. But I still think something is lingering... should I retest? I’m very concerned.... any information helps. Thank you.
We do a syphilis IGM level not IGG as a screening test. Or TPPA shows previous exposure. If it has been 4 weeks, then this should be ok - although if someone is at risk ( gay or bisexual man or contact with known syphilis case ) we would suggest rescreening after 3 months. Is the break in the skin still there or gone ?
It’s not the syphillis I’m worries about but the herpes. I tested at 4 weeks post and it was fine, I’m just getting some itchiness in my butt on and off and alll I can see is just some redness. I have kind of a sinus and throat issue currently, the doctor told me it could just be allergies, take nasal congestion, etcxc. Then I told him I might need antibiotics, so he prescribed me amoxoycin
I’m just a little hesitant to take the antibiotics if I don’t know what is actually going on. Can herpes cause a nasal and throat congestion that you know of? Do you think I’m in the window period? Would they of seen something in the tests, like the igG levels increasing??? Really at a stand still here.
That’s good to know, so why do you think the back of my throat is kind of patchy, yellowish? With the stuffiness, could this be allergies or some type of sinus infection??? Getting a rapid strep test today. Just not sure if I should take these antibiotics or not. It’s been on going for a month now with some on and off itching in my anus region.
Yeah the doctor today just told me it’s allergies and that I had a cold... and that the “throat cobblestoning” is from post nasal drip... only other thing I have found that causes std throat symptoms would be gonnoreah and chlaymdia. But I tested negative for that 2 and 4 weeks post exposure. Any tips help. Again, I appreciate responses. You’ve given me more info than anyone else at this point. Thanks.