Herpes sore or yeast infection sore ????

Edited , 3 users are following.

image

0 likes, 11 replies

Report / Delete

11 Replies

  • Posted

    get it swabbed asp

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      got tested 2 weeks ago a swabbed for something similar and my testing came back negative and they said it look like a yeast infection sore i don't have pain while peeing or any symptoms but i just wanted a second opinion but ill get tested again. Thanks for replying.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    This is what it looked like at first image

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Edited

    Dear talia,

    One of the notable features of any herpes infection is its propensity to recur in the same place. So although a blood test is a sensible step (you must ask for TYPE SPECIFIC HSV SEROLOGY) in a couple of months time, the 'gold standard' remains having a herpes DNA swab from the lesion.

    Some clinics allow patients to go home with a herpes swab kit so that they can self-test. This is not only more convenient but the patient is often better able to identify the suspicious area. So it may be something you could ask your clinic. Wait for the next outbreak (if it's herpes), swab it thoroughly, then return the specimen to the clinic for it to be tested.

    Final comment- thrush doesn't usually cause genital ulceration, so I suspect this is probably herpes...

    Rgds,

    Adhari

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Ok yeah I got tested for something similar to the lesion. but it was in a different spot they said it didn't look like herpes and I'm not having any pain or any pain with peeing and it went away within 3 days. so that's why I wasn't sure but I'll get a blood test this time instead of a swab again. and ill update everyone on my second test I might get three just to be sure I don't have herpes.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      but if this was a herpes ulceration wouldn't I have burning while urinating or other sores other places like my mouth because the last person i did have sex with it could of came from them if it does comes out to be herpes and I didn't get any sores on my mouth or anything i feel fine but i just notice the one lesion on my vagina if you look back to my other post i had another one and it was a tear from rough sex or like my doctor said from a yeast infection but this one does look like herpes i hope its not im just nervous.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Edited

    Hi talia,

    Blood test is a sensible option, but getting a swab is best!

    If the spot/s or sores keep recurring (coming back) in the exact same area, then herpes is a possibility. Recurrences heal faster than a primary infection and they would certainly clear within 3 days. Cold sores in the mouth following oral sex does happen, but it doesn't necessarily follow that you MUST have both oral and genital herpes after sex with an infected partner.

    Vaginal bruises and tears from rough sex usually affect the area around the entrance of the vagina (introitus), and not the upper third of the vulva close to the clitoris, as seen in your photo unless your partner was unusually clumsy.

    Adhari

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      yes I had a tear and it looked similar to my lesion up top and it was swabbed and came out negative and my doctor told me i had a yeast infection and the tear and lesion was possibly from rough sex or me being very dry. I was tested for everything and my testing came back all negative. and i never had gential herpes for the lesions to disappear with in 3 days but its basically gone and didn't cause me any pain but if another one comes ill get it restested like i did before with the swab.

      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up