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    Old 09-06-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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    confused. +E coli, +ig G test for HSV1&2?

    It started off with burning a little bit while I urinated, and then it would really hurt when I was about to be done urinating. Then I would wake up in the middle of the night and felt like I had to urinate frequently, but nothing would come out.
    So, I had a urine Parasitology and Bacteriology test done. It turned out I had a urinary tract infection: E. (Escherichia) coli 100,000 orgs/ml. I was put on Noroxin. The symptoms slowly went away. By the last day of taking the medicine, I still felt like I had slight burning but not much at all. But still this worried me.
    Then I started to think, and I wanted to get tested for all STDs. Basically, turned out negative on everything except herpes.
    Herpes 1&2 ig M : Negative
    Herpes 1&2 ig G: Positive: 191 RU/ML (SEUIL=16)

    I am so confused. The doctor said there was no way that my urinary tract infection could have been mistaken for Herpes. Is this true?

    He also said that I have HSV1 and not HSV2. That i had a 0.03% chance of having genital herpes, as I am not having any symptoms and never have really. IS THIS true?
    He said the results show that I have had herpes at some point in my life, that it is inactive right now and it could have happened from the time I was born until about 3-6 months ago. Is this true?

    My Symptoms?
    Now, I seem to think every twitch or itch is herpes all over my body. I don't really have a burning sensation, but it DEPENDS on the day. Like today, I am okay for the most part. Sometimes I feel a bit off - but nothing is every painful, ever. A couple days ago I felt off the whole day...not necessarily burning persay... but something just felt really off. But like I said, it comes and goes a lot. Can these be symptoms of genital herpes? I mean, I usually look around my genital area..and have not noticed nor have I ever noticed any major symptoms of herpes, not even rash. I discharge, but this is quite common for me. Sometimes my vag outer area itches. The only thing for sure is itching around where the underwear lays on your inner thigh, adn this has been consistent for the past year. The doc checked it out, and he says it has to do with the change of weather and humidity (as I come from the US, but am living in Lebanon). The area is very very dry and flakes off a lot, and does tend to itch and a bit red. But he gave me some medication for some creme that i have yet to try out. Again, this isn't consistent. Just here and there, especially after taking showers and at night I think. So, as you and see my symptoms..are not very certain.
    So I guess I just want to know what you all think of my diagnosis, what exactly it means (bc I still don't know FOR SURE if I have HSV 1 or 2 - is there a way to find out??) and if these symptoms sound like genital herpes to you...
    thanks for any feedback you can give me.

    stressed out beyond belief. I really wish I never had this test done in the first place. I'm in a country where people think Americans have wild sex left and right, and am therefore, feeling like a **** at the moment. Also hard to find someone you can trust...don't know where to go for someone who might know more about STDs.

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    Old 09-07-2011, 09:46 AM   #2
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    Re: confused. +E coli, +ig G test for HSV1&2?

    can someone please help me? any feed back or any general opinions of this?? I'm scared and feel a little lost bc it's not like I'm in the US where there might be so many specialists around the country and very easy to talk to a doctor who won't completely judge me. I am in a country where sexual emotions are suppressed and it's going against red line to have sex before marriage... very hush hush here.
    please any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: confused. +E coli, +ig G test for HSV1&2?

    Normally it would be best to have the IgG herpes type specific so that it breaks down the different types of herpes and provides a value for each just in case you are positive you will know which type.

    Its hard to know which type unless you have the above test and not everyone will have signs or symptoms. Yes the doctor is correct you could have had the virus from a young age (many people get oral herpes from parents/grandparents kissing them) and since there is a detection in your blood yes it is likely that it could have been from when you are younger up until a few months ago (it takes time to be detected in your blood).

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