Hello all, [br>[br>I am experiencing recurrences of singular lesions on the inner foreskin which first began five days after Male to Male sexual contact. [br>[br>In the first episode the lesion was swabbed for herpes PCR as well as syphilis dark field and the results were negative, however the lesion was pretty much healed by the time the swabs were taken (three days after I first noticed it). I did not have a fever or feel physically unwell. [br>[br>The lesion is always on its own, not very painful, open wet sore that does not start as or become a vesicle. The lesions sometimes bleed. Healing happens within a few days and there are no crusts. Lesion usually in the same area but one has been on the other side. One doctor felt that my groin lymph nodes were slightly up when he examined me. [br>[br>After the initial lesion I've had two more episodes in the space of 12 weeks and have had negative PCR swab results from fresh and still weeping lesions. I have tested negative for herpes serology IgG at seven and 12 weeks post the first lesion. I am not sure which blood test is being used, the results are reported for HSV 1 and 2, and the test is performed in Australia. All other STI tests have been negative as well as blood chemistry, thyroid function, blood sugar and liver function tests. [br>[br>My doctor has told me that there's no evidence of herpes and that he can refer me to a urologist if I choose. [br>[br>I feel that the symptoms are fairly indicative of genital herpes and I can't move on from this emotionally while the symptoms continue. [br>[br>My questions are: [br>[br>Should chancroid be considered a possibility? I'm aware this is quite rare in Australia and the rest of the developed world and no doctor or nurse that I've seen has mentioned it. [br>[br>Would a urologist be the best professional to see about this? [br>[br>Should I be asking for specific tests or lines of investigation? [br>[br>I'm grateful for any advice given. [br>[br>Thanks!View Thread
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