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Can you have Herpes and your negative twice for HSV2 blood work?

By Anonymous March 21, 2012 - 12:00pm
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hi, i have had now 3 episodes of vulvar/vestibule pain provoked by sexual activity and vibrator use. i am negative for yeast, bacteria and HSV2. my episodes of pain last 2-4 weeks and the pain is burning type pain. i once rode a bike 6 yrs ago after a lady was on it and the seat was warm/moist...i was on it about 15 mins but then 1 wk later i break out with bumps on the back of both thighs and have pain so severe i am unable to sit etc for a week. the bumps were not pus-filled and looked herpetic. i have had one child and had a 3rd degree episiotomy. I also ride bikes a lot.

i enjoy sex and want a full sex life; i am in my early 40s could my pain be related to menopausal changes in my vagina? could i have a form of herpes where I have no lesions and be HSV2 negative? can you develop pain from too much sex? (4-5X/week)

please help!

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Hi there. You could be negative for HSV-2 but test positive for HSV-1, the strain that most commonly causes oral outbreaks (cold sores). This strain is often passed during oral sex. It's unlikely (or impossible) to contract herpes or any STDs from a bike or toilet seat - according to ashastd.org, there are no document cases of contracting herpes from inanimate objects since the virus is fragile and doesn't live on surfaces long. Also, with proper treatment it's possible to have a full and enjoyable sex life :)

I would recommend visiting ASHA's site. They have a lot of helpful, medically accurate info: http://www.ashastd.org/std-sti/Herpes.html

Sarah, from getSTDtested.com

January 16, 2013 - 9:02am
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  First signs of Herpes are: When present, the initial symptom of genital herpes usually is pain or itching, beginning within a few weeks after exposure to an infected sexual partner. After several days, small red bumps or tiny white blisters may appear. They then rupture, becoming ulcers that ooze or bleed. Eventually, scabs form and the ulcers heal. This is something you doctor will have to examined, to know what can be causing these symptoms.

Here is a link that might be helpful





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