Scabies help

Patient

Q: I recently found out I got scabies from my girlfriend that ive been dating for a while. 10 weeks ago we broke up for a couple days, and she ended up having sex with one of her exs. We got back together and shes spent the night at my place almost every night for the past ten weeks. Ive read that scabies are contagious as soon as you become infected, and that symptoms do not have to be showing to catch them. Is it realistic for me to believe that with her spending the night almost every night, that I would only now be showing symptoms with that much exposure? Nobody she knows has had scabies and she never shares bedding, towels, or anything like that with others. Is it more likely that she caught it from having sex with someone else and not telling me?

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