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Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: Could it be Herpes?
|chocochip005 - Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:11 am||
For about two weeks now, I have been running a decently high fever, and my doctors have not been able to diagnose me. At the same time, I have also had a pus filled lesion down in my southern area, and it recently burst, and now apparently, from what doctors tell me, it's like a canker sore. I have been sexually active with one guy, and I am 100% sure he is clean. I know going into the relationship, I was 100% "clean" as well. He did perform oral sex on me once when he had a (legit) cold sore (not herpes!). Could it still possibly be herpes (that's what I am getting tested for), when we both know that we are clean? What explains my fever? (I am also getting retested for mono nucleosis)...what is happening to my southern legion? help!!!
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:19 am||
The fever may be totally unrelated to the sore and I'm sure your doctor will consider this. It is also possible that you developed genital herpes simplex 1 (the variety of herpes that causes cold sores). While we usually think of herpes simplex 2 as the one that causes STDs, it is possible to get type 1 from a cold sore during oral sex. The doctor should be able to determine what is causing this - perhaps even a bacterial infection of some type.
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