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Posted by: Anon | 2010/01/07

Herpes misdiagnosis??

I had a terrible vaginal infection about a month ago and went to see my gynae. She took a swab and blood test to test for genital herpes. The swab came out positive but the blood test was negative. I went for a repeat blood test 2 weeks later which was also negative. My husband also went for a blood test and it was also negative! Now my gynae wants me to go for ANOTHER blood test in 6 weeks time as she thinks that it could manifest itself? What am I to do? Could this be misdiagnosis? Why would all the blood tests be negative and should the swab result take precedence over the blood result? PLEASE HELP??!!

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The swab result should take precedence over the blood tests.

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Posted by: Anon | 2010/01/07

I forgot to mention that I was on a strong does of antibiotics and corisone for bronchitis which I completed a week before my oubreak. Could this have triggered the infection?

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Posted by: Anon | 2010/01/07

Does this mean I do have herpes? What if the next blood test comes out to be negative again? I have always been in a monogamous relationship - howcome my husband' s results were also negative? I had a similar infection almost 6 years ago where we also went to blood tests when they suspected herpes but once again they were both negative? How long does this disease take to manifest?
Please help, I don' t know what to do?

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/01/07

The swab result should take precedence over the blood tests.

Best wishes

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