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Thank you for your thoughts Terri.
I have taken this to heart and worried, my partner and I were about to try to have our first child and the timing of all this has been a nightmare and had me up at night worried about passing to partner. Because of this we have not been sexually active since July.
Overall, I agree with what you say, at this point I have had a doctor and nurse practitioner examine first 2 scrotum rashes, 5 negative blood test for HSV2, and I did not even have sex so I am trying hard to move on.
The only thing still messing with my mind is my leg and buttocks pain. I am quite healthy and never had anything like this and all this leg pain popped up when the rash came back a second time. It was unbearable at first but has slowly decreased overtime but still feel it everynight and when I lie down to sleep. The daily pain is at about a 7/10 but in the 5 or so times I have had a similar rash pop up (either on my scrotum again or my perineum) the pain goes to 10/10 and I can feel it radiating from my buttocks all the way to my toes and its like an electric current is running through my legs.
I am going to try and get a urinalysis this week to rule anything else out, also 2 full STD panel were negative at week 1 and week 28.
my last questions for you:
-If this stripper had an open lesion would that make the 5 second contact much more risky? Even if it was just the scrotum?
-Do you know how rare post herpetic neuralgia is? I really don’t want to self diagnose myself but it does feel a lot like this from reading and online people say it tends to die down 7-8 months later.
Thank you for your help and this may sound like I am trying to convince myself I have HSV2 (when all signs point to not) but I just want to rule everything out with leg pain