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Wang to ask question about herpes Genitalia

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Hi doctor wang to ask question about herpes Genitalia
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 10 months ago.

What question do you have?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hi doctor so let me tell u how it happens
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
7 days ago i got an escort give oral sex without caps to me. I did not do any sex with her only oral sex. And last night i feel my penis ichty. I scratch too hard till the skin looks peal
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I can show u the picture. I think it's not the hsv 2. Because lately due to change in weather i feel all of my skin a bit dry and makes me feel itchy especially in my face. I could show u the picture
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm just worried thanks docter
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 10 months ago.

If you could show me a picture, that would be helpful. You can attach a photo using the paper clip.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
before i scratch it, there was nothing such as blister / lession, once i realize i scratched too hard it turned into red and feel uncomfortable even i wear underwear
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ther's only one.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 10 months ago.

It's definitely suspicious for genital herpes. And the fact that it occurred 1 week after receiving oral sex makes it more suspicious.

The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and have a herpes culture taken.

Genital herpes can come from herpes type 1 (HSV 1), which is the virus that causes cold sores on the mouth. It's both very common and very contagious.

The more common genital herpes is from HSV 2, which tends to cause worse symptoms and is more likely to recur (come back).

If it is genital herpes, there is medication that will help it, although it can still come back.

I would try to see a doctor soon, since if it its herpes, it will go away in a week or so, and then there is no good way to know for sure. Best wishes.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Is it possible we obtain HSV 2 from oral sex? Is it harmfull? I mean can affec sperm quality?Is there any chance that this is syphilis?
ThanksCan u give me recommendation for STD doctor in Melbourne? Thanks Doctor appreciate it
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 10 months ago.

It's possible to get HSV 2 from oral sex, but it's more likely to get HSV 1 from oral sex, since HSV 1 is very common in the mouth, whether there are cold sores or not.

Genital herpes has no effect on sperm quality.

I think that it's very unlikely that this is syphilis. Syphilis is much less common than herpes, and it doesn't have the usual appearance of syphilis.

I don't know of any doctors in Melbourne, but I'll try to google one.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
As we know that know we have easter break. I hope i can go to see doctor and can do test in my symptomps. Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 10 months ago.

There are STD clinics in Melbourne, or you could see your GP. Below is from one site:

Best Answer: Your GP can do it.

If you prefer a specialised clinic I'd suggest the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre in Carlton. It's in Swanston Street, not far from Melbourne Cenral.

If you are under 25, the Action Centre (run by Family Planning Victoria) is good. It's in Elizabeth Street, not far from Flinders Street station.

You don't need a referral for any of these

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Doctor so genital herpes can be cause by 2different virus hsv 1 or hsv 2. Is the virus has different outcome? I mean the symtomps would be appear differently
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 10 months ago.

Genital herpes from HSV 1 tends to be milder and recur less often, but both can have identical symptoms. There is no way to know by looking. But herpes testing can tell you.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can we be tested when we have no appear symtomps?
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 10 months ago.

Not very well. The best time to test is when there is a lesion, such as you have.

Blood tests for antibodies can be done, but most of us already have antibodies for HSV 1.

Please get tested soon. It's the only way to really know.