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