For three years ago I got herpes outside my rectum. I went with it untreated for 4 weeks. I had severe pain not only near the rectum but also started to feel a pain in my lower back, and down my left leg. I know the virus can cause some nerve pain, this pain is gone away by time. But I still experience irregularity in my digestive system. I have pain in my lower rectum, My stool is not formed or bulky. It is narrow and greasy with a lot of mucus around it and I also feel I have hard time getting ride of my stool. I started to feel this difference along with my herpes infection.
For three years I have been on medicine acyclovir 800mg, The medicine keeps the herpes outbreak away, but I still struggle with problems with my lower colon.
I have seen various doctors gastro etc, Have had several endoscopy exams, stool samles and the doctors havnt found anything serious, Just some redness, sore and a little bit of proctaetis in the lower part of the colon.
I have constant pain, and feel that nobody believes me that my symptoms are related to my herpes. I believe the virus can maybe block some of the nerves down there and somehow interfere with my my lower digestive system and cause all my symptoms.
Is there anybody that can relate to this or Iam I the only one. Any suggestions for how I can make my symptoms go away.