[Question #1499] Herpes

47 months ago
I took a herpes 1  igg test 3 years ago and it had a  number around 7 positive . I just took another one last month and it said negative . Which one should I put more value in . 

Also If i received oral sex  with a condom on and somehow I was exposed . Would the herpes appear at the base of the penis .

What are the odds  of having herpes inside your penis and not on the outside and how painful would it be and how long would it last 


47 months ago
It doesn't matter who answers this question 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
47 months ago
So one or the other is wrong. Dah!  It is possible that there was an error along the way somewhere.  I would strongly suggest that you redo the test and see what you get. 
If you acquired herpes via oral sex, lesions would appear at the base of the penis of the oral sex extended beyond the condom.  Have you ever in your life had a cold sore?
It is unlikely that you would acquire herpes in the urethra but not have lesions appear on the skin.  If it did happen, urination would be painful for about a week.

Terri
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47 months ago
I never  had a cold sore but I assumed I had it from the positive herpes 1  test . Then after an  oral incident. I repeated all the tests and it showed up negative . Now I'm worried about herpes.  Would it be able to get in the penis with a condom on 
47 months ago
Can taking monolaurin  affect the test or herpes 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
47 months ago
Herpes transmission while using a condom is highly unlikely and no, monolaurin would not impact the test.  Something is clearly wrong there with the testing - I do hope that you will test again to hopefully get some clarification there.

Terri
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