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Old 04-03-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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many questions

I was recently diagnosed w/ H. I have tiny rash in the genital area, right below the head of the penis, which has not disappeared now for about two months. These tiny bumps are hardly noticeable, and do not hurt at all. When a general doctor originally saw them, she said they didn't look like h and they were too small to be culturable, and that it look like an irritation. However, blood tests came positive for H, and negative for everything else.

About two weeks about I felt the symptoms one feels prior to an OB, like muscle pain, abdominal pain, etc. I took Valtrex for about a week. I did not get additional sores (in fact I've never gotten the classic big, painful sores). But I am still confused about the fact that the tiny rash has not dissapeared. Does that mean that I have a chronic ob, even if it's tiny? Given that I don't feel the other symptoms, I feel that the OB is gone, but am I still contagious b/c of the tiny rash? I was under the impression that the H sores scar and disappear after a while. Does any one have any comment?

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Old 04-19-2005, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: many questions

Sounds like you have herpes, but this rash could well be something else as well. It could be simple irritation or possibly another STD - have you been tested for other STDs?

Old 04-26-2005, 08:33 PM   #3
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Re: many questions

Thank you for your reply. I tested negative for all other STDs. These tiny bumps have not disappeared. So I wonder whether I am contagious.

Old 04-26-2005, 09:52 PM   #4
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Re: many questions

Well, it's hard to know for sure whether you're contagious or not. To be sure, you should either abstain from having sex for a while longer or if you have to have sex, use a condom. The good thing is that the rash is close to the head of your penis so the rubber should prevent any spread of herpes to another. Of course, there is no guarantee, but i'd say the chances are slim.

Old 04-26-2005, 10:31 PM   #5
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Re: many questions

if its remained unchanged for months on end it could be an irritation or fungal infection.

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