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2 Months of taking Valtrex and red spots still not going away.....

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3 months ago after shaving I discovered that I had several red bumps in my pubic area. Ironically I had a wellness check 2 weeks after seeing these bumps. I didn’t tell him about these bumps because they just looked like razor burns, but since I was there he asked if I wanted to get tested for anything else. I said sure, let’s check for STD’s (blood test). One week later he calls me into his office and he lets me know that I have Herpes Complex 2. I was given antivirals in which I have been taking consistently for two and a half months and these red bumps still have not gone away, It does not itch, there are no lesions and it does not hurt. What could this be? Should I get checked with Western Blot to be sure?

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Hey! Since they are physical bumps, try getting them swabbed and tested directly that way. The Western Blot will be another avenue to further identify if you're a carrier of HSV, but won't tell you if those red bumps are herpes or not; a swab will help you to determine that, but all depends on how well the doc is able to get a culture onto the swab. When you went to your doc to get tested, did he do a visual inspection, too, or just ordered the blood test?

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No he did not do any visual inspections. At the time it didn't think too much of it until I did a test. I connected the two together and have been super depressed since then. These red spots don't look like lesions, they don't itch, and I don't get sore at all. It may be a good idea to go back to the doctor to get them checked out. It doesn't look like its going to get any better anytime soon...

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