Hsv

HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) is the virus that causes herpes infection. There are two types of HSV, HSV-1, which causes cold sores and blisters around the mouth and face, and HSV-2, which mainly causes lesions in the genital region.

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Can you test positive for HSV-1 even without any sores?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years back, I got STI testing and asked for all of the tests available. I am starting a new relationship and wanted to be thorough. The results showed positive for HSV type 1 (which I knew). I got cold sores when I was a kid and mildly positive for type 2. It was something I research...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, the herpes simplex virus stays dormant in your body and produces IgG antibodies, which indicate chronic infection or exposure. The IgM antibodies indicate more acute exposure or response. Under normal circumstances, HSV type 1 and type 2 make distinct antibo...  Read Full »

How common is oral HSV-2 infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I was recently diagnosed with HSV 2. I am having both genial and oral lesions. What is the best¬†dosage of Valtrex to kill virus? Also, is HIV 2 oral infection uncommon one? I had shingles before 10 years and at that my doctor believed it as HSV 2. My IgG blood test showed HSV 1 0.06 and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, oral HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus) is uncommon, but it can be the cause. Same way HSV 1 is mostly oral, but it can cause genital disease too. The dosage of Valtrex (Valaciclovir) differs according to the course of the disease such as initial disease episode and recurr...  Read Full »

What does HSV IgG positive mean?

Query: Hi doctor, As my wife had a failed premature delivery, we both had given for chromosome test. The result showed positive for HSV IgG, rubella IgG and CMV IgG. We are very much bothered. Please tell us the reason for this. Does it mean that we are infected with that virus before? Please clarify.  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your karyotyping were normal and it gives the meaning of no chromosomal abnormalities (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Coming to IgG positive test, when you contract a viral infection or after vaccination, the antibody produced ...  Read Full »

What causes recurrent miscarriages?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I have been trying to conceive for the past one year but I got two miscarriages as early between seventh week of pregnancy. My doctor told me to do torch profile after second miscarriage where I was reactive for anti CMV, IgM and IgG as well as positive for anti HSV-...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Torch profile is done when there are recurrent early miscarriages. This is basically a test for infection caused by toxoplasma, rubella, CMV (cytomegalovirus), and herpes simplex virus. Your test report shows that your antibodies are positive for CMV and HSV. But ...  Read Full »

What could be the small bumps on genital area with no symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I am experiencing some bumps and small spots on my genital and around the base area of it for more than 10 days. I checked it with the images of herpes and other STDs. They are not alike but I am worried about the spots. I have no other symptoms like fever, i...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a viral infection. You need to plan for antiviral medication. Maybe your partner was asymptomatic. Do investigation for HSV (herpes simplex virus) 1 and 2 so we can be sure. In the meantim...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for cyst-like bumps on inner thighs and pubic area.

Query: Cyst like bumps on inner thighs and pubic area. This has been happening on and off for about 5 years but I have been too embarrassed to talk to a doctor.  Read Full »


Dr. Monika Meena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, I gather from your history that you have got cystic rashes over your pubic area every now and then. you have not mentioned about any other symptoms associated with it, i.e. any redness, itching, pain associated with them? any discharge per vagina or any discharge from the cysts per se? what col...  Read Full »

How long should I take Gabapentin for tingling and numbness in feet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from extreme tingling and numbness in legs for the last nine months. There are strange sensations in the legs and other parts of the body. It gets worse at night. My vitamin B12 and D levels are 438 and 44 as per my recent reports. As I had unprotected sexual exposure w...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and reviewed your uploaded tests. You have resulted positive only for HSV1, while the presence of IgG rubella and CMV means that these infections have happened in the past, but are not active. Your symptoms are suggestive of periphera...  Read Full »

What could cause a painless blister-like lump on penis immediately after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning after having unprotected sex last night, with a clear blister-like bump on my penis. It is not painful and no discharge. I am concerned about herpes or other STDs. I have been tested positive for HSV-1. I have had cold sores growing up around my mouth but never ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and had a close look over the provided image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Unfortunately, the image is not clear so I will be answering it on the basis of general knowledge in case of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Genit...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to take Acyclovir for previous HSV 1 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. No episodes of herps except chickenpox in childhood. No Infection of HIV, clinically tested every six months for the last seven years. My partner and I both are not having HIV (clinically tested). I had a bacterial or fungal infection with pus and redness in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First understand the situation, IgM indicates recent infection and IgG indicate chronic infection. Since you have both the IgM negative, it means that there is no recent infection. Secondly, about 70- 80% of US population is HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus) positive, it me...  Read Full »

Can an HSV-2 infected woman transmit the infection to a man?

Query: What are the possibilities of transmitting HSV2 from an infected woman to a man and how to prevent it if they intend to enter into a relationship. Thanks  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Pandey

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello , Welcome to Icliniq. I understand your concern about the HSV .. before I begin to preventive measures let me tell you it how it can spreads.. It is spread through oral, vaginal, or anal sex. It may be spread even if you do not see blisters. It can also be spread to other areas of your body,...  Read Full »

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