5:57 pm - 07/03/2012
I went to the doctor yesterday thinking I had a UTI or a YI....
Yesterday morning while I was at work, I noticed that I had some pain down there when I used the restroom. I checked out the area when I got home and the area about my vaginal opening looked a little red (not a sore) so I made myself an appointment.
My usual doctor wasn't there so I went to see another one in the same practice. I gave my nurse a urine sample and she said there was some blood in it. My period ended Saturday but I've been spotting a little bit so I guess it was that maybe? I got asked if I had any sores and I told them I didn't notice any but the area was a little irritated and I thought I saw redness. I put my feet in the stirrups and he looked around for ulcers and sores but he didn't see anything. He touched one area with a q-tip and I told him that it really hurt so he took a culture.
I walked into his office and he started off by saying it isn't typical but the culture would let him know for sure. I have to wait until Thursday or Friday to find out for sure but I'm going to worry myself sick about it until I find out. I asked him in his opinion, how sure was he that it is HSV. He told me over 50% and in the same breath told me that he could be wrong. He prescribed me a cream just in case and I made him send it to a different pharmacy than I usually go to because I work there and my co-workers don't need to know this shit.
I didn't have my insurance card on me so I asked them to run it through without it because I wanted to see how much it would cost. They didn't have it in stock but it doesn't matter because the pharmacist told me that it's pretty expensive and would've cost me over $200 anyway
I don't know what to fucking do. My doctor told me all of the stuff I already know, blah blah stimga blah blah it's more of an inconvience than anything but that doesn't mean other people are going to see it that way.
I'm not new to STDs or anything. I have both high and low risk HPV. I joined a dating website last year for people with STDs and recently started talking to a guy from there. We haven't met but we get along really well, I feel a connection and I think he does too but I don't think he would want to potentially take the risk of getting HSV-2. I haven't told him anything yet and won't until I'm sure but I don't think he'd consider me a potential dating partner anymore if it does come up positive. I know it wouldn't have any reflection on me but it would still be hard.
The first guy I dated from that site is HSV-2 positive so being positive wouldn't be a shock to me. I really don't think he would have been the one I contracted it from though because we were always very, very careful when we had sex (maybe 5 or 6 times never during outbreaks ). There was no genital skin to skin contact other than what wouldn't be covered by a condom, but even then, the area where he took the culture was protected.
I have never heard of anyone being diagnosed with HSV-2 from a culture where there are no sores present. I have looked a couple of times and everything appears to be normal but I'm not a doctor. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I've read that cultures have to be taken before the sores start to scab over so how can I maybe have a positive culture for this if have no sores?
It seems to be more of a YI to me than anything. I've only ever had one and the symptoms seem to be the same. The doctor didn't even check for yeast. It's hard not to worry about though.
I started my period Monday last week. I am not a fan of tampons so I used pads and did some jogging maybe 5 days during it in addition to working at a job where I am on my feet constantly. I would assume some of the irritation could have been from the pad rubbing against my skin. I went out Sunday and had some alcohol which usually makes me have to urinate a lot. I'm having some brownish discharge but I don't know if that could be considered spotting. I got a depo injection on the first day of my period after having gone a year between shots. I don't know if that would help anything
I'm just really confused. ETA more info