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Herpes type 2 - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   aaa
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :   First of, I would really want to know that our conversation is fully confidential
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
We have full security over that
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and it is purely followed
User :   okay
User :   Today I will be asking questions that I can't ask my own doctors
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
Proceed with it
User :   I have herpes type 2
Doctor :   Ok

User :   my girlfriend is (or was) a non-carrier
Doctor :   Ok

User :   we've been dating for almost 3 years, and with safe sex, we didn't have any significant problem
Doctor :   Ok

User :   but today, we went out to eat dinner, and by the time we finished eating, her stomach started aching
Doctor :   Ok

User :   She told me that during lunch, and when she ate some snack a couple of hours before going out to dinner, she felt the same way, though the symptom was much more significant (only about 30 minutes of uncomfortableness)
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
That does show a correlation for food infection
User :   But when we came back, whilst the stomach aching a lot
Doctor :   Ok

User :   she started to feel cold, and then her temperature rised (up to 39.2C)
Doctor :  
User :   we decided to go to the hospital
Doctor :   Ok

User :   they ran a series of tests (blood test and doctor touching where she says it hurts
Doctor :   Ok

User :   First they thought it's ulcer, but the camera test came negative
Doctor :   Ok

User :   and when the blood test results came in, there were two significant findings
Doctor :   ok

User :   1. white blood cell count at 0000
Doctor :  
User :   2. the liver test (ALT, AST? I'm not really sure of the exact term) GDP & GOP was high
User :   but hepatitis B & C came negative as well
Doctor :   Ok

User :   They are currently checking the possibility of hepatitis A (which they say the results will come in 4 days)
Doctor :   Ok

User :   I was not so concerned up until then (I mean I care for her, but I just didn't think it is related to my herpes
Doctor :   Ok

User :   But when I got home, checked thoroughly the wikipedia under hepatitis, and found out that herpes simplex viruses can also be the cause of hepatites, I was shocked
Doctor :   Yes, when the immunity drops down, in general viral infections are more common

User :   we had protected sex (with condoms) last Friday and this Tuesday, so I figured there's possibility that my herpes may be the cause of her symptoms
User :   I checked all through the internet, and found out that it is rare for a immunecompetent man/woman to get it
User :   and here's what I want to ask a few questions
Doctor :   Sure proceed

User :   is herpes hepatitis transmitted through intercourse, or from oral sex?
Doctor :   Type 2 is mainly through intercourse

User :   she still don't feel any tingling, or any sorts that resembles genital herpes
Doctor :   Now with your explanation

Doctor :  
it is possibly a gastrointestinal infection, which could be Hepatitis A and need not have any relation with Herpes
User :   is that so
Doctor :   Yes, it is quite a big possiblity

Doctor :  
rather than just Herpes
User :   the only thing that worries me is that we had sex between the past 10 days, and once when we were in the bathtub, she kissed my penis
Doctor :   Ok

User :   I didn't allow her to perform felacio, but she kissed it for like 10 seconds
Doctor :   Herpes 2 is more restricted to genital infections
User :   so are you saying that it is unlikely that she got herpes through intercourse and her liver went bad instead of showing symptoms of genital herpes?
Doctor :   With the food intake and the subsequent symptoms which you both experienced, gastrointestinal infection is a likely possibility for me

Doctor :   rather than Herpes 2 which is transmitted only with sexual intercourse
User :   Unfortunately, I didn't experience anything yesterday, though we ate different sushi
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
The response is different in individuals
Doctor :  
but the similarity can also not be denied of a possible contaminant in the food
User :   what do you mean by that?
Doctor :   Meaning the similar complaints which you both had after food intake

Doctor :  
does suggest a food infection
Doctor :   Are you getting it?
User :   actually no, I apologize for my lack of knowledge, but she became ill during our dinner, but I was totally fire, all the way, but please note we ate different selections, and she experienced a lighter version of similar illness during lunch
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I got that
Doctor :  
But the chances of Herpes 2 via oral sex is not a likely one
User :   her lunch was cream stew and bread
Doctor :  
in this case it should be that in terms of food infection
Doctor :  
it could be a normal rotavirus, hepatitis A, bacterial, amoebic ,etc.
Doctor :  
and should think of Herpes 2 less
Doctor :  
or scarce rather
User :   yes, the doctor told me that white blood cell count doesn't rise with viras related symptoms, more likely from bacterial
Doctor :  
the chances are less than 1%
Doctor :  
Yes, and also the liver enzymes being elevated as well
User :   sorry to ask you so many questions, I simply care for her, and want to know I didn't cause her any harm
Doctor :   Sure, I can understand your apprehension

Doctor :  
So you should not be guilty as of now
Doctor :  
Go ahead with the tests and treatment without any guilt
User :   another question, is it dangerous to even kiss her when I feel that my outbreak may come in a few days?
Doctor :   Penetrative intercourse should be avoided

Doctor :   that would be quite sufficient
User :   That I can assure you I don't do that, but kisses, I want to show her my affection towards her
Doctor :   You can go ahead with it

User :   okay, thank you very much, and one last questions regarding your system, I aquired the 24 hour package, and I still have couple of more sessions. Do I have to explaing everything that I mentioned here everytime?
Doctor :   Not required

Doctor :  
We shall have the chat history accessible only to doctors
User :   okay, that's a relief
Doctor :  
If you mention about it, the doctor shall go through your previous chat
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.

User :   sent it
User :   thank you very much!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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