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Hi. What Does It Mean When Your Hsv Igm Is

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Posted on Fri, 26 Jun 2020
Question: Hi. What does it mean when your hsv igm is slightly elevated (1.10) but your igg is negative. After 4 months of testing twice .
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
IgG may need more time to get elevated.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

Having an IgM of HSV slightly elevated at 1.10 IV may show recent or current infection. The IgG antibodies may need more time to reach detectable levels. It depends from person to person.
Wait for another month and retest it.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (44 minutes later)
I’ve been tested 3x. The first time my Igm was positive (1.10) for hsv 1 but couldn’t distinguish between the two areas I’m guessing. I’ve never had a painful outbreak on my mouth or genitials. At the time of my first check up I had ingrown hairs, gyno did a visual culture and said he doesn’t think I have hsv . Gave me cephflex for the Ingrown hairs, and indeed the bumps went away. After 2 months I re-tested again & Both my Igm and igg was negative. 2 weeks later getting another test (3rd test) my igm was elevated slightly but still no igg.. Could this be a false positive?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
IgM may show reoccurrence.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, thank you for asking again.
I think there is no false positive results. The recently increased igM may signify reoccurrence and negative igg may signify undetectable levels yet.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Hi. What Does It Mean When Your Hsv Igm Is

Brief Answer: IgG may need more time to get elevated. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service. I read your query and here is my advice. Having an IgM of HSV slightly elevated at 1.10 IV may show recent or current infection. The IgG antibodies may need more time to reach detectable levels. It depends from person to person. Wait for another month and retest it. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.