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A 24-year-old female asked:

i recently had an out break of some kind. my hsv igg 1 and 2 both .90 came back negative but my hsv igm came back positive 1.09. what does this mean?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
IgM vs IgG: Igm shows an acute infection with the hsv virus. After clearance of the hsv (typically) the body will have a positive igg which simply shows previous infection.

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Need Gynecology Eval: Vaginal bleeding is not always your menstrual peiod. Sometimes women get miscarriages that happen about the time that they expect their periods. Also, there are a lot of conditions that can develop in the uterus that can cause bleeding such as fibroids, uterine polyps, cancer, infections, etc. Your sister should go and see her pcp or a gynecologist for an evaluation of her vaginal bleeding.

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