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Thank you very much for the response. A quick update with some additional questions…apologies if they are outside of your concentration area.
I’ve been doing a lot of researching since the original diagnosis. Since then, I have had maybe 3 occasions where there were “spots” in my anal area. The first two presented like singular pimples/hives and were generally gone in about a day or two using witch hazel and some OTC acne medicine. The third occasion is happening right now…
About a week ago, I noticed 3 painful red spots near rectum. Two stayed red but one filled with white pus (looked just like a big pimple). They all still remain as somewhat open ulcers–and they are next to 2 black scars from the first “outbreak.” The dermatologist looked at the scars and was not concerned. About 5 days after those 3 appeared, another “pimple” appeared on the other side…and another 1 day later (yesterday). Those two new ones are almost gone (again using acne medicine) but they were preceded with some nerve pain on the back of my leg. This whole episode has been marked with periods of rectal numbness and tingling all over…and occasional swollen lymph nodes in groin.
I had these spots looked at a 5th doctor (I am in the military overseas and we get whatever doctor is available) and he says it does not look like herpes but ingrown hairs or foccilitus. Ive looked at images online and I agree it has always looked more like this (especially the scars).
1. Might those other two possibilities explain the recurrences and semi-constant pain/discomfort? I also have a history of staph infections…coincidence?
2. HSV1 IGG test last October was positive after ~2-3 weeks of potential exposure…would that be explained by past history of OHSV1?
3. Like the original episode…I am now breaking out in OSHV1…linked or stress induced?
Because im overseas, new test results will take 2 weeks…more to follow.
Thank you so much, I have already learned so much from this site