I am a 24 y.o. female who recently had really rough sex (oral included) with my boyfriend. About a day after sex, I noticed that my labia had been very sore. I thought the pain was from tears,etc because of lack of lubrication. I notice that my labia was very swollen and as the swelling had gone down over the next couple of days, a rather large bump had formed. The bump was still painful and though it never "blistered" like my heel does when I wear new shoes, it ended up forming a yellow "rawness" look to it. In addition to the bump, I was having irritable urination and my glands were swollen/sore in my genital area. I went to the doctor who immediately told me it looked like herpes. She performed a "swab" test which apparently came back positive for herpes. I am questioning now because my boyfriend and I have been completely exclusive and he did not/does not have symptoms. Also, if I get sores inside my mouth and the doctor did a swab test on my genital sore, couldn't it come back positive because I carry the disease versus having some sort of other issue with my vagina?
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replied February 5th, 2013
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Men can remain asymptomatic for longer periods of time even if they have the infection (the symptoms also depend on the strain of the infecting agent and your body’s immune response). Women tend to have severe forms of the illness/infections and have more outbreaks. If you are still worried, you may consider repeating the investigations and serological tests to confirm/rule out infection as well as confirm if infection is recent or chronic. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring with your treating doctor and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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