Q: Is leg pain (only in one leg), which hurts to the touch a sign of GH?
I was just recently told I might have genital herpes. I am currently awaiting blood results to confirm the diagnosis. My OB/GYN did not start me on anti-viral at this time, but I am experiencing upper R thigh pain. It originates in my lower R side of my sacral area & radiates around the front of my thigh. It is very painful, even hurts to the touch. Is this another symptom? I don't understand how this could happen. I have been married for 10 years & never had an outbreak. Neither one of us has ever cheated & my husband was a virgin when we got married & I had only had sex one other time to someone I had been in a long relationship with. I am praying my test results are negative!!!!!
I have been tested as having herpes type 2. I have pain in the same area you are speaking of. The pain is on the right side near the sacral illiac joint. It seems I have recurrent outbreaks (I am assuming that is what they are.) They are not typical outbreaks because I do not see blisters. Occassionally, I have something like a rash around the skin of the rectum and some vaginal discharge. However, I cannot actually see herpes like blisters. For the last seven months I have been seeing doctors for this and have been put on acyclovir with little results. I began seeing an accupuncturist a couple months ago and am trying different herbs with her. Though I have seen improvement, I still feel uncomfortable and at times the pain is overwhelming. I search and search the web on how it can herpes can affect the body and it seems few doctors I've spoke with seem to truly understand it... I wish I could offer more to you. I wish I knew for sure what I am experiencing is in fact due to herpes. Below are a couple of sites I found that cite the connection between herpes and their dormant hiding places:
I have had those same sympthoms for years now, but over the pass 2 years they got worst,first a bump comes in the genital area,the glands of sometimes both legs become swollen in the groin area of the legs,and hurt really bad just to touch them,then the bump turns to a blister sometimes clusters,I would sometimes have severe pain in my lower back I knew something was wrong and the problem could no longer be ignored I told my doctor and she did a bloodtest and yes it was herpes I caught it from my cheating husband of so many years being married, I was faithful,never ,ever say a man is not cheating,just hope and pray,because if you trust him that much,he will take advantage of your trust.
Im sorry to say this but even though the leg pain is not a textbook symptom it is exactly that. I was diagnosed with G.H two years ago and I contracted it from my boyfriend when I lost my virginity. I was 26. When I get slightly stressed my body reacts by breaking out or attemping to break out in blisters. I say attempt because the first sign that I get before an outbreak is the painful, ultra-sensitive, throbbing in various parts of my leg. It can be my foot, my thigh, my calf. Then I get this strange tingling feeling in the genital area. I immediately start taking my anti-virals (I don't take a daily dose becasue I am afraid my body will become accustomed to the meds and they won't work as well) and then I dab the tingling area with alcohol. I know this sounds crazy and it burns very bad (dilute alcohol with a little water or use witch hazel, because it does not burn nearly as bad) but this is the only solution I have found that works.....SOMETIMES.... If I catch it early. If not, the blister fully forms and takes anywhere from a week to two weeks to go away. Just know that you are not the only ones dealing with this pain. 1 in 5 people have HSV-2 or genitals herpes. MOST do not know they have it and that is why it spreads so quicky. Some people never get symptoms. SOOOO SAD....
I've had GH for 7 yrs. In the beginning it was crazy. I would get an outbreak every single month and it would start with the pain (usually on my left side). But with time it got better. I wouldn't get them that often and sometimes it was just the pain, no blisters. I recently got married and in our 2yr relationship I had maybe 4 outbreaks, but lately I've been under a crazy amount of stress and my body is going insane. I haven't been eating healthy and I don't have time to exercise anymore. I've had an outbreak for a week now. It started with the usual pain, then the blister, and now that the blister is gone I still have that awful pain on my left leg. I know how frustrating and discouraging this can be, so for all of you that are going through the same thing, know that you are not alone. Like someone said there it is extremely common. In my case I don't even know how I got it. I had been with two guys and none of them supposedly have it.(they got tested) I thought my life was going to be over, that no guy wanna be with me... but love surpasses all pain and frustration. This body is just a shell. So my advice after 7 yrs dealing with this crap... eat healthy, exercise, stay as stress free as possible and find someone who loves you for who you are no matter what!
I've been diagnosed for a few years now and very rarely get outbreaks but when I do I usually know they are coming on because the back of my right thigh gets a tingly pain that feels almost like a rash caused by pants rubbing up against it too much and the muscle feels a tiny bit tight. The pain isn't too horrible for me, however, it is uncomfortable and I'd rather not feel it. So far I have only had outbreaks on the right side of my outer labia and a couple times around my anus, so I assume that the pain in my right leg is just in the "path of least resistence", as I've heard that's how the herpes virus acts through the nervous system which is why it usually appears mostly in the same area (where it was contracted).
I wish I could be more help. All I can do is relate to your problem.
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