Is It Possible That Vaginal Fluids Can Leak Into The Anus And Cause An Outbreak?

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Is It Possible That Vaginal Fluids Can Leak Into The Anus And Cause An Outbreak?

I don't know where it came from. I have several possibilities. When I turned 17, I spent the night with who is now my husband, and a week later, I got herpes. At first, I got really pissed at him and blamed him although he swore up and down that he was a virgin. After the test results came back, they said that it wasn't the type spread sexually which boggled my mind considering they ended up in my vagina. That's my first question! Any one know how that happened?

Back to the main question though. I've just had a really rough past month. Since having children, my periods have been killer, and right after this current one, I got a really bad yeast infection to top it off. That took forever to go away even with treatment. It started to burn like I was having a break out but didn't look or feel do to the nasty circumstances, and now that it has gone away, out of nowhere, there are blisters in my anul area.

They hurt really bad, and I did have anal sex a few days ago with my husband. I don't know if it could be herpes, or anything.

Can herpes spread from vaginal discharge into the anus? I'm just curious b/c I had to use a cream for the yeast infection and I'm thinking it could have leaked towards my rectum area.

I don't mean to freak anyone out with my horribly disgusting month, but if anyone can answer my questions, I would be very greatful.

sits in pain waiting

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So if I assume that you were a virgin at 17 when you had sex, did you have cold sores as a child - meaning HSV1? That would be my assumption (or your Husband to be had HSV1 and that's what he gave you - possibly thru oral sex) and that is not the traditional HSV2 or genital herpes.

That being said - has your husband been tested for HSV1 and 2 - if not, I'd suggest he be tested. With regards to your other questions, I guess "anything is possible" but if you had anal sex, and then developed the blisters - I would be more likely to think the sexual intercourse was the vector. Stress can also bring out a recurrence - so I'd consider that fact since you describe "hellish periods" and other possible stressors.

Answered by Amy Hendel, P.A.