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Follow up from doc visit

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Well I went to the GYN this morning..she did a thorough exam. She found no herpes! No old lesions, no new lesions, no trace of lesions. I did show her the area which I felt was irritated and she told me that could be because of being menopausal. I was told that by another doc years ago as well. She is an EXCELLENT doctor & I feel she was thorough and I have no reason to worry. There was nothing to even cylture. So, I asked to follow up with a blood test in a few months just for my own sanity. I am not here bragging, but I think I went overboard reading about herpes online. I have hsv1 because I have/have had cold sores before, but nothing below the belt so to say. So, if you think you have it, it is better to see a doc ..the stigma is real..but as she told me today..

More people have ir & it isnt really uncommon anymore...i am staying as support for others..positive inspiration...God bless you all!

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I might be missing some back story because I haven't seen your previous posts, but just to be clear, you can't be sure of a herpes diagnosis simply with a visual examination since herpes can lie dormant and you can still have viral shedding. If you thought you got herpes, then best thing to do is to get a blood test 3-4 months after what might have been a first exposure.

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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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