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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:24 pm 

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Hi, I have a few questions.

First, can recurrences occur as frequent as once a week, once every couple of weeks?

Second, how long do they last? Can they appear and disappear within a day or two days?

I'm confused about my symptoms. I know that scabbing occurs on non-mucosal surfaces and doesn't occur on mucosal surfaces. My lesions appear on the posterior fourchette, but they never scab. Can that happen?

Thanks for you help.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:55 am 

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It would be very unusual to get ob's weekly. Some folks do get them twice a month or so but they are the exception to the rule.

Have you been officially diagnosed as having herpes? Have you been to the doctor's recently to have your symptoms examined and have additional testing done? Even when you have genital herpes - it's not the cause of everything that goes on in between your legs! Whenever you are having frequent symptoms it's well worth having a professional work up done to figure out what is going on.

betsy

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:36 pm 

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Well, my doctor said he didn't really know what it was. I get these little tears down there all the time. It's happened four times in the past month, all in the same general area. She said "sometimes herpes does present like that" but that since they weren't oozing, she thought it was just trauma. She swabbed it (negative) but I went in when the tears were a couple days old. They keep coming back so I just assumed it was herpes. They don't hurt or scab and they only last a day or two, so I haven't been physically very bothered by it, just annoyed.

I made my doc give me a full STD screening and everything came back negative. But then she said I had hepatitis b (ON A VOICEMAIL) and I freaked out. I had to wait for two months to get into see a liver specialist, who told me that in fact I did not have hepatitis. So that's kind of why I haven't been back to the doctor, which is stupid I know. I tried going to planned parenthood (twice) but each time they said they hadn't gotten the right tubing in or something like that to do a bloodtest. I cannot keep taking off work for this.

I'm sorry to vent but I don't know who else to tell this tale of woe to.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:20 pm 

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Just tears in the skin could be many things. Why not make an appointment to be seen by a gyn or planned parenthood and go get tested for yeast and bacterial infections vaginally. Also ask if they think that your genital skin is thining and/or dry - that too can cause tears in the skin. Meanwhile try something like applying a barrier cream to your genital area - like zinc oxide, baby butt cream or the like to help protect the fragile skin from tearing even more.

Have you looked into getting tested thru tstd.org or healthcheckusa.com? You can usually schedule appointments for the blood test before or after work or even over your lunch hour - might be more convenient for you.

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