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Given the presentation and lab results, I do not think it is herpes.
fungus is a very good thought. 9 days of cream is not long enough to get rid of it...but it is better, so that goes along with this possible diagnosis.
I very much doubt you are one of the few negative IgG patients.... If you were infected two years ago, you would have IgG
do you think the igG and igM tests are accurate enough, i have read differing opnions on this
yea but could it have been dormant never attacking me, thus I would not have produced antibodies to fight it?
I think you need to stop worrying about herpes.....I believe there is nothing in what you have posted, including your number of past sexual partners that you and your current partner have had that make me think differently.
The tests are accurate enough. You need to delete Google from your computer :-)
the symptoms were just so odd, I have never experienced this tingling/burning nerve pain
one of the doctors I just asked 5 minutes ago on here told me he was 90% sure I have herpes
I'd not worry about it.......I've had a lot of weird physical sensations that turned out to be nothing.....and I've had a lot more sexual partners then you have and never contracted herpes or any other STD.....
I do not agree with that doctor.
although Dr. Abid is a good doctor......
Given your clinical presentation, lab results and progress I don't think you need to worry about herpes.
I had sex with my gf on friday, she started having this muscle pain in her back and back of ribs on one side
And, in any case, if you have herpes, there is nothing you can do to change that fact....so why worry?
and is still having it, could that be a first sign of infection
I do not think that your GFs pains have anything to do with herpes.
no.....it has nothing to do with Herpes.
90% sure by Dr. Abid is worrisome
I think that the best thing you can do is talk with doctor about why you are so anxious about this issue. If you could get this anxiety under control you would be a lot happier.
okay thanks for your help
Dr. Abid is a very good doctor and gives good advice but I do not believe he has fully understood your issue.
Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
what is the false negative rate for these igg and igm tests
I believe you have done a very good job of doing everything to evaluate the possibility of having herpes...and all results show that you do not. Now all you have to do is believe it.
I would put it at less then 5%. That means it is more then 95% accurate.
I suggest you continue to use the cream as directed.
have a good one
you too :)
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