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Detection of herpes infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   Hi
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User :   hi i have been told i was exposed to herpes and that my white blood cell count was low- is that to say I definitely have herpes or there is a possibility- i have no ymptoms, bumps or outbreaks ever
Doctor :  
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It does not have a correlation
User :   so do i have it then?
Doctor :  
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White cell count will be high in herpes infection
Doctor :  
But what is the value
User :   so i shouldnt have it then?
User :   its wasnt said
Doctor :   What is the count?
User :   not sure
Doctor :  
It should have come in the report
User :   it just said i was exposed
Doctor :  
4000-0000 is normal
User :   ive never had any bumps or anything
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
In herpes
User :   so sexposed doesnt mean i have it necessarily
Doctor :  
you will develop severe pain and reddish discoloration of skin
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which will spread along the nerve roots
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So if you are symptom free
User :   i havent so i most likely dont have it?
Doctor :  
there is a very rare chance
User :   i have another test today
Doctor :  
And you will first need to find out like why you are having low cell counts

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