Hi. First off could you post a photo of the sore on this page?
Have you seen a doctor about any of this?
So this doesn't burn or itch at all?
No. There is no pain what so ever.
OK. This could be herpes, certainly, but it could be a staph infection.
Considering this and your other symptoms you need to have a doctor check you out and screen your for herpes. I can't be certain that you definitely have herpes, but I'm concerned enough to say you need to get checked out
I have an STI appointment booked in for next week. Should I mention this and my other symptoms up front?
Ok thanks chip.
Is there any reason this could have been brought on, if it is a staph infection?
Ok thank you for your help.
If it is herpes, would that show up in a blood test?
I had a blood test with my GP about a week ago, and it came back clear.
Are we talking about a specific STI blood test?
My exposure to the viral infection happened in February, so well over 2 months before the general blood test.
Ok, thanks for your help!
I think there may have been some confusion with my comment above re the blood test. The blood test was just a common medical blood test, not specifically for STI's. Would herpes have shown up on this kind of test?
Ok thanks very much Dr Chip
I most certainly will, thankyou :)
What makes you think that?
From what I've seen on the internet, I didn't think it looked that way either. But better to be safe I guess!