Hello everyone! I'm new here and so glad to have found this forum 🙂
I am 39, been in a monogamous relationship with my husband for 11 years. Over a year ago, a biopsy of sores on my upper thigh showed that I had HSV (they didn't specify type). At the time, they told me it was probably shingles as I was super tired and sick too... until it came back 6 months later. The latest outbreak was 4 inches from the first location on my sacrum- something the doctor said wouldn't happen, but I am not finding online that it can.
My internal medicine doctor, GYN, and dermatologist have all said that it "just happens sometimes" and I could have picked HSV up at a pool or although rare from a toilet seat (I was working at a stadium using public toilets and at a relative's home who has HSV a few weeks prior to the first outbreak). It's bothering me so much though not to have any idea where it came from. I have 2 small kids, and I'm terrified that if I could pass it along to them.
Has anyone else gotten HSV and had no idea how? Or had it be dormant for over a decade before initial outbreak?
Does anyone have experience with sores "traveling" along a nerve or appearing in different locations?
Worried something is wrong now, but doctors don't seem to have a lot of answers so hoping someone here might know more from experience. Thanks for listening and thanks in advance for any advice 🙂