Thanks again for the responses Terri 🙂 I went ahead to my dr as well as a local clinic to have the red spot swabbed. Both my dr and the nurse at the std clinic were adamant that I had no signs of herpetic lesions and that I should not be concerned that my recent lower back pain is related to herpes. My dr swabbed me anyway but u think she only did so to put my fears at rest expectinh me to get a negative result.
My immune deficiency is a rare disorder known as Brutons disease, basically I was born with a defunct immune system, I can not produce antibodies of my own, hence the treatment of IVIG.
My question: I’ve read on many dr and proffesional forums that herpes does not cause lower back pain, especially if no lesions are present…. But why is it that so many sites like webmd state lower back pain and knee pain as symptoms? What is the truth behind that or is it mostly an inflated misdiagnosis of symptoms on these sites?