• Confused0ne Confused0ne
    May 14, 2009
    What does genital HSV1 look like? I had some strange outbreaks over the past 18 months. HELP PLEASE!
    Confused0ne Confused0ne
    May 14, 2009

    I am a 30 year old male. Over 18 months ago I was unfaithful in my marriage and my wife went to her doctor because she was having pains. It was determined from blood tests that she (contracted from me) had Tricnamosis and later found out Chlymidia. We were both treated and tested again 6 months after. In january my job required me to be outside in the cold. I noticed a chaffed small aprox. 1cm area on my penis, slightly behind the head. I associated it with the extreme cold and wearing thermal underwear. It returned two more times by the summer. I was screened by my doctor for every std under the sun, no skin swabs were done because my lesion was healing by the time I saw the doctor. All tests came back negative except for the herpes which was positive for Herpes Simplex 1, the nurse explained that HSV 1 is very common and causes cold sores and often nothing at all since we usually contract this as children and have fewer and fewer breakouts as time passes. Two months ago i developed a much larger (approx. 2 inches in length and 1.25 inches wide) and much more painful lesion. I went to the ER. The first doc was shocked at the sight of it and asked for another doctors visual opinion. They agreed on Genital Herpes. I was given 5 days of Acyclovir pills and some cream of the same name. The sore eventually scabbed over and vanished with little to no scarring. Since I know where it was located I can spot the slight discoloration. Again all of my bloodwork came back negative as well as the skin culture taken from the lesion. I need to know was this genital HSV1? And how likely am I to have other breakouts. Is this easily passed? How much is my wife at risk?

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