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Did I pass herpes to my mother or vice versa????

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No this is not a story of sexual abuse/incest. I found out I have herpes about 3 weeks ago. My symptoms were a discharge that would not go away and a severe itch that lasted about two days that was near my vag opening/entrance. My mother on the other hand said she had a discharge also (neither had a smell). My nurse practitioner said it was just a lot of bacteria not disease related.


Why I'm asking did I accidentally transmit herpes: today she has a gyno appt and she just said she has some irritated pus bumps around her vag area and her rectum is itching. (I never got irritated pus bumps but my rectum itched really bad at times, I just thought i should have washed that area a little harder). I must admit I'm not sure how long I've had herpes before being diagnosed but once I got the discharge I did make sure I cleaned the toilet seat and kept my towel away so no one would get what I thought I had. Is it possible that I may have given my mother herpes thru the toilet seat being I don't know how long I've had it? (She doesn't even know I have it, I'm too ashamed to tell her).


I need answers quick because I don't want to feel responsible for passing herpes on to her or anyone else who've used our bathroom :( :(

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You can stop worrying, Jassabell! I give you full permision! :) No, herpes is only passable with skin-to-skin contact. Read up on all that here:



This content is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis. I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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