I was visibly "diagnosed" by 2 different gynecologists that I have Herpes. They don't know which one because blood tests have not yet come back. I'm scared, but I'm ready to deal with it. The timeline however, isn't adding up much. I had oral sex about a week or so ago and during and immediately after starting having discomfort. My labia minora was red, inflammed and had torn at the very top of my vagina. It was rough sex which I shut down after i could no longer take it comfortably. There were no visible cold sores, nothing on his penis. I saw nothing, i felt nothing. However now, Herpes seems to be the only conclusion. The bumbs look like pimples, white heads more or less and they're only hanging out on the top part of my vagina. Nothing lower, vulva cervix area, and they are not spreading. I'm on Valtrex just in case and should know either tomorrow or Monday what the verdict is. Could this be an infection or some sorts? Does the virus really show up that quickliy?
Firstly, I'm sorry you are gling through this. The waiting can be gut wretching.
However, worrying is going to make it worse.
I like your attitude of being ready to accept it . In situations like this I look for the silver lining and remind myself it always could be worse.
If you want, I could give you the details on this STI but to do it properly I need to be specific and I don't want to incfrease your anxiety .
You strike me as the type of person who would view it as Knowledge is Power.
You don't know how giving such a precise explanation can help us understand so thank you.
Secondly, have you talked to your partner? He could be tested and if he's negative you could relax a bit. Have you had labs drawn or cultures taken yet ?
I'd be happy to discuss it with you.
There are other STIs that it could be. The sores with Herpes is usually a clear fluid filled blister.
Lastly , an ingrown toenail could be misdiagnosed ! Lol...
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