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Diagnosed HSV 2, IgG reading 1.15. Suggest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:dRxxxxxx here
User:hi Dr
Doctor:Welcome to XXXXXXX
User:i have been diagnose with HSV 2
User:the readings is 1.15
Doctor:Is this the IgG or the IgM readings ?
Doctor:and when was the test done ?
User:it was done
User:last week
User:i got my result this week
Doctor:was the IgM test done ?
User:it wasn't done yet
User:could it be a false +ve?
Doctor:can u give me the lab parameters ?
Doctor:did the lab mention that the titres are elevated , and did the lab mention that the test was positive ?
User:below 0.9 is -ve
Doctor:May i know, if you have any signs and symptoms or any genital ulcers, etc ?
User:0.9-0.99 equivocal
User:1 and above +ve
Doctor:ok, thanks
User:i have not have any genital ulcers
User:there's no breakout or whatsoever
Doctor:for your info, IgG positivity, is indicative of a status of immunity to HSV
User:what do you mean doctor?
User:immunity to HSV?
Doctor:and if it is positive, the test indicates that you have protective antibodies, against HSV
Doctor:yes, that is right
Doctor:In case, you get the IgM test for HSV done, and if it is positive, then it would be a indicator of a recent infection
User:why is the result shown i am +ve?
Doctor:and in such a situation, you will be having signs and symptoms of HSV 2 , THAT is genital ulcers, etc
Doctor:the result does not tell you are infected
User:the result is bold
User:around 4 weeks back or so
Doctor:it just says that IgG antibodies are present , and it means that you are immune to HSV
User:i had a vigorous sex but its protected
User:of course i had oral sex too, but there's no superficial scar or so
User:i check like 2 weeks back with the doctor in the hospital
User:as i felt like a little stinging feeling right below my penis gland
Doctor:then y was the test done ? was it voluntarily done by you ?
User:as i pull down my foreskin
User:so the doctor said there's ntg to worry about
User:there's no tear or whatsoever
Doctor:the sensation could have been due to the vigours sex, and lack of lubrication
User:yeah thats what they said
User:the post trauma effect
Doctor:and i think, the sensation has subsided by now ?
User:its subsided but still a little funny feeling hahaha
User:but its better
Doctor:then as i said, there is no need to worry about the test results
User:i actually did ask
User:some specialist in this website
User:regarding about my result
User:but they seems to not know much
User:they told me to take antiviral
Doctor:that is not needed
User:so what would be your suggestion now doctor?
User:take a igm take?
Doctor:as i said, IgG is indicative of iiunity to HSV , and IgM if positive, is indicator of a recent infection
Doctor:so , you can take a IgM test for HSV
Doctor:and if thatis negative, then you can stop worrying about the whole issue
User:what does IgM test will indication
User:i mean what does igm really indicate?
Doctor:IgM if positive, is indicator of a recent infection with HSV 2
Doctor:and that would need proper antiviral medications
User:usually how long can i know before the encounter take place
User:for the antibodies to show up
Doctor:HSV has a incubation period of 2 weeks to 4 weeks
User:so anytime after 4 weeks is accurate enough correct?
Doctor:yes , that is right
User:so what if i am diagnose with igm +ve
User:and its low +ve
User:should i take medication already?
User:if there's no outbreak i still should take?
Doctor:in case that is positive, then you will need antiviral medications
Doctor:but the possibility is less likely, since you would have genital ulcers ,etc
User:another question doctor
User:as i seen around
Doctor:the advise to take the test, is just to confirm that you may not be infected at all
User:some would have high result of 6.6 in the igg reading
Doctor:and getting the test, would help you relax
User:if 6.6 is consider that they are affected
Doctor:a high reading of IgG is nothing to worry at all,
User:but why some doctors says its +ve without telling us about igm?
User:js off the topic quesiton'
Doctor:it just indicates a immune status to HSV, acquired due to other viral inections due to other herpes f=group viruses
Doctor:may be , that they do not have enough info about that
User:hmm alright than
Doctor:I hope your doubts have been cleared
User:so js get a igm test
Doctor:yes, that is right
User:does thte antiviral hurt?
User:okay doctor
Doctor:this is a very common medication, and will be given to 5 -10 days for the XXXXXXX
User:thanks doctor
Doctor:so there is no need to worry about that
Doctor:You are most welcome
User:thanks u
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