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georgiab 05-27-2019 03:57 AM

Confused over test results
 
My Dr. Told me Wednesday after looking at genital sore, that i had Herpes. He did a culture of the sore and he did the blood work. I just got the test results online and everything was negative, even the culture. I am so confused. I had all the classic symptoms of first outbreak - flu like symptoms, body aches and a few sores. I emailed my Dr. back, and I am waiting to hear. Does this mean I do not have Herpes? has anyone else had similar situation? one IGG test was .01 and the other .1
any input would be appreciated.
thank you,

MSNik 05-27-2019 04:05 PM

Re: Confused over test results
 
It could be a false negative. If the swab was not done where it collected any cells ; it could be false. Next time you have an outbreak or sore, go directly to your doctor and get it scraped immediately....willing to bet it comes back positive if you are that sure of what it appeared to be.

michael1919 06-21-2021 03:27 PM

Re: Confused over test results
 
[QUOTE=georgiab;5495014]My Dr. Told me Wednesday after looking at genital sore, that i had Herpes. He did a culture of the sore and he did the blood work. I just got the test results online and everything was negative, even the culture. I am so confused. I had all the classic symptoms of first outbreak - flu like symptoms, body aches and a few sores. I emailed my Dr. back, and I am waiting to hear. Does this mean I do not have Herpes? has anyone else had similar situation? one IGG test was .01 and the other .1
any input would be appreciated.
thank you,[/QUOTE]

The IGG tests for herpes 1 and 2 have a fairly high rate of false negative and false positive occurrences, which stinks. Really, the easiest way to sort things out is to take tests repeatedly, waiting at least 3 months between samples, until a consensus emerges. (If you need a definitive answer in one shot, seek out the "western blot test," which is expensive and only offered by one lab, but which apparently never fails).

My wife and I feel your pain. Back in May, she had herpes-like symptoms (which didn't make sense to us) and was told by her doctor, definitively, that her case was positive. She and I both received negative test results, and the doctor insisted they were inaccurate results. Fast-forward more than 3 months, and we have a NEW batch of all-negative tests. Her doctor *still* suspects herpes.

The medical community, I've learned, has a poor track record when it comes to discussing this disease with patients in an accurate, well-informed way.


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