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Herpes advice

(7 Posts)
autumnglow Fri 04-Nov-16 13:17:23

Bit of advice and support needed if you don't mind. About 2yrs ago I went to the gp - because I was sore "down there" he didn't do a thing no examine or anything. Just referred me to a specialist as I had private health. The consultant took one look and declared "cold sore" I was surprised as I didn't realise you could get cold sores other than on the mouth. But she said you can get them anywhere on your body. I've always suffered from cold sores since I was about 3 or 4. When I'm run down or stressed they'd break out. Now, I don't tend to get them on my lips now but do get outbreaks down below now. To be honest I didnt ask the consultant didn't ask any questions, I went home and googled instead.

To be honest I'm still mortified, it's taken me 2 yrs to come on here and talk about it. How do I know if it's caused through cold sores or an std? Or which strain of the virus it is? Does it matter? I've been in a monogamous marriage for 13yrs now. Why has this virus suddenly changed direction started appearing in my bits? I'm suffering an outbreak now.. been a busy week (interviews, late nights, normal family comings and goings) and I feel shattered and my back is aching. Any words of wisdom will be appreciated

legotits Fri 04-Nov-16 13:24:28

No way to know for sure where it came from.

Sorry to say it but YOU now have an std and have to treat it and behave accordingly.

I was told that performing oral sex on someone while you have the tingle (no sore) can be enough to wake genital herps up.

Get over the bashfulness and be blunt with doc. You need accurate advice on how to manage it and not suffer.
It hurts enough on your face!

Don't let embarrassment stop you getting the help flowers

GourmetGold Sat 05-Nov-16 00:15:25

I suffered from cold sores on my face (nose, eye, mouth), but since taking Vitamin D3 daily I haven't had any outbreaks. I stopped taking Vitamin D3 for a few months and I had an outbreak...so I'm convinced it keeps them at bay. Worth trying? Sorry you are suffering sad.

BusterGonad Mon 07-Nov-16 09:45:45

Go back to your doctor OP or a sexual health clinic, these things can be managed with the right treatment. Keep your chin up and brace it. smile

BusterGonad Mon 07-Nov-16 09:46:20

Brave it, I mean.

siennabale234 Wed 07-Dec-16 15:27:23

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ChocoChou Wed 07-Dec-16 16:52:46

Why are all the herpes posts coming out of the woodwork? Cropping up again like an outbreak of, well.... herpes.

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