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Clarity for herpes test results.

I just received my test results back for a herpes test and wanted some clarification on a few things. It's Saturday and I can't call my gyno.  The results are as follows:

Herpes Simplex IgM Ab- Positive A
HSV Igm Ab Titer- 1:20 A
HSV 1 IgG Ab- >5.00
HSV 2 IgG- <.90
HSV 2 IgM- Positive

Ok, so my HSV 2 IgG is negative, yet my IgM is positive. Could my HSV 2 IgM be positive from the HSV 1?
A few things, there is no way this is a new infection, I have been in a monogamous relationship for 10 years. Also, I am pregnant. My gyno was very hesitant to give me a blood test because I have no symptoms and never have. It was my choice. Any clarification would be helpful.
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15249123 tn?1478652475
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It appears you have hsv1. Most likely an oral (cold sore) infection from your youth. It's very common. You clearly do not have hsv2. Pay absolutely not attention to the igm testing at all. They are unreliable and false positives are very common. Only go by the igg tests.
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Thank you for responding!! Should I be worried about HSV 1 and the fact I'm pregnant?
15249123 tn?1478652475
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No. Like I said it's almost certain it's an old oral infection. Asymptomatic hsv1 on the genitals is more rare. Discuss it with your Dr but don't be overly concerned as hsv1 is very common and not a threat to you delivery.
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You've eased my mind! Thank you very much !!!
15249123 tn?1478652475
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I'm glad I could help
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