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How Long Does It Take To Get Herpes Test Results
I'm gettin an IgG test done tommorow to see if I have been exposed to herpes. The only outbreak i had was 2 years ago. How long will the results take to come? Is it reliable?
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There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
7-30 days or longer: Herpes infection can present in many ways. Typically ulcer will show in 7-30 days. Primary herpes is a systemic illness with fever / fatigue & usually multiple sores. Recurrent herpes in usually a small cluster of sores w/o other symptoms. Most people never get full blown primary herpes & may simply experience occasional genital discomfort or itching, & sometimes no symptoms. ...Read more
What does "past exposure to herpes" mean? I got some blood testing done as I have been battling issues with a hormone imbalance. I had decided to get additional tests done although i'd gotten it done not long before. I called the office to discuss results
It means: It means you were exposed when you were younger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait for tests: It can be as short as 1 day or ir the test must be sent out to a lab outside your facility then 2-4 days. ...Read more
How long does it take for herpes to show in ur system and how long till you can find out ur results can you find out right away like in 20 minutes?
See below: First part of your question is not clear, if you mean incubation period, it is 2-14 days. Please read the information in the two sites below for a detailed answer. It is possible to have an answer in 20 minutes but that is not normal process. http://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/herpes-testshttp://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/tc/genital-herpes-what-happens. ...Read more
Wrong question: Disseminated herpes may occur in a newborn or a person with impaired immunity. Then it is devastating. Fortunately it is almost always localized. I assume you refer to herpes simplex. Fluconazole is effective for yeast but not for herpes. See a DR immediately as the longer the delay the less effective the therapy for herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you ?
4 days: Incubation period (time from getting infected to appearance of symptoms) is about 4 days. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected. After infection, a woman may not develop symptoms and never know that she has been infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for IgG herpes antibodies to show up? What's the most recent your exposure could have been if you test with low amounts?
Herpes simplex: Generally 2-4 weeks is the time necessary for antibody formation, but this may be igm antibody, followed by conversion to igg in about 6-8 weeks, but this is highly variable from person to person. There are some false-negative results as well. ...Read more
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