[Question #3758] Should I be concerned?

33 months ago

I’m slightly paranoid and just thought I’d ask a few questions so I can stop googling like a mad woman. 

Tested neg for both HSV 1&2. Slept with someone new one time, and used protection. SUPER paranoid of getting an std, I went to OB/GYN a few days later, and was diagnosed with a yeast infection and given 1 diflucan. Have since Tested neg for gonorrhea, chlamydia and trich. In the four days following taking diflucan I had a VERY slight yellow discharge that was almost booger like (sorry gross, I know). I only noticed it when I would touch down there, never when wiping. It happened once a day max that I noticed and was completely gone after the 4th day after taking diflucan. I did read that herpes can cause cervicitis, is that symptom similar to cervicitis? If so, would it go away on its own after 4 days? I did not have any other herpes symptoms (no swollen lymph nodes, fever, etc). I had a few ingrown hairs near the “top” of my vagina - like where the top of my underarms line would lay and one along panty line where the leg meets the thigh, again near “top” of vagina, nowhere near labia, etc. each one was hard, red and contained hair inside. They did not hurt, ooze, or blister. So my question is - herpes lesions do NOT contain an ingrown hair, correct? The one near my panty line sort of “scabbed” but it was more more like dry skin, if that makes any sense. I picked at it and it contained a very large hair the length of the “scab” again, no herpetic symptoms whatsoever. This was about 3 months ago and I have not had any symptoms since, but I keep thinking back to that “scab” and worrying that maybe it was herpetic.  But it most DEFINITELY had a very large hair inside. I just thought I’d send this question to finally stop over thinking this forever.  Thank you in advance.

Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
33 months ago
The symptoms that you describe sound absolutely nothing like herpes to me.  Nothing.  Good for you for using protection. condoms reduce the risk of transmission from men to women by 96%

Terri
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33 months ago
Thanks so much for your response - I feel much better!
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
33 months ago
oh, I"m so glad!

Terri
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33 months ago
Since I have another question I may as well ask. I was tested for hsv1&2 with my full std test the other day and the results were negative. But I did have a tingling in my lip 2 weeks ago but it never turned into a cold sore (I was very hyper aware of it). Can you get the tingling feeling but never a blister? I only ask because my aunt had a cold sore the week before and I wonder if I potentially got it from her although we didn’t share any food drinks, there were chips/dips out that day. IF so, if I touched it and later touched other areas of my body eyes/vagina etc could I spread it to myself even if minutes or more had passed? I’m sure this is extremely far fetched, but more curious than anything. 
33 months ago
Also (again more curious than anything) does oral hsv2 have the same symptoms/presentation as hsv1 would? Are you more likely to have tingling with no blisters with oral hsv2 (I know prodrome only symptoms are common with hsv2 genitally). Thanks in advance for answering my likely irrational questions. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
32 months ago
Both HSV one and HSV-2 would looks the same on the mouth. And both have similar symptoms. The IgG test misses 30% opf HSV 1 infections compared to the gold standard herpes Western blot. If you want the best test, try to obtain herpes Western blot if you are concerned about HSV one infection

Terri.
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