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Overall this has begun on the 17th March, 3 weeks post encounter, symptoms have come and gone to date 31st May. The last two weeks or so I have been experiencing tender buttocks and calves, mainly my right leg, the odd achy ankle or knee. A twitch/pulsing sensation in calves and thigh. The constant urge like before to pass a stool but, pass little when I go, soft occasional watery stool, irritated rectum feeling- bowel habits are inconsistent. It seems to come in waves every 3 weeks. I get this chilled tingle wave like feeling across my buttocks area occasionally. There’s a tingle which comes and goes in my testicles. Testicles occasionally go tuff and leathery and look red/ irritated but not sore, slightly hard swollen lymnodes in groin. All that is coming up in my bloods is hsv1, but I have never has a cold sore on my lip. The painless spot returned on my shaft- this time I popped it and watery puss came out- I put antibiotic cream on and cleared within two days. I have never had anal, but this is the main area which appears to be irritated throughout. This all seems to come and go in patterns of every 2-3 weeks but no full relief. Can you please advise?
Could the urge to urinate have been due to herpes as I have read this can cause retention and trouble passing stools as it plays with your nerves?
Could this be atypical genital hsv1? HSV1 is all I have tested positive for and my immune is struggling with suppressing it as I am on a month of doxycline?
I have done a blood test @ week 12 but had taken 5 days of Valtrex the week previous. Would this affect antibodies? I get results next week, @ week 8-9 all I test positive was for hsv1.
Last post regarding my concerns.. I have been to the doctor multiple times at this stage and the doctor has advised he can find nothing herpetic visually.. my main symptoms now are buttock tenderness which comes and goes down each leg, irritated rectum with the feeling needing to have a bowel movement when sitting, but when I go nothing to pass .. and twitching which occurs in my buttocks and calves.. the only possible lession I may of had is a small pimple like spot which appeared on the shaft it never burst or changed over 3 to 4 weeks… it reappeared a few weeks later and I popped it like a pimple.. I showed the doctor on both occasions and advised this wasn’t herpetic.. in your opinion Is it possible hsv1 is Genital and causing me all of these issues? I’ve been having mild headaches, over all fatigue and run down feeling, fever at one point which lasted 4 days, achey body .. I have never had cold sores nor as a child growing up
And one last question how often would you see someone test negative for hsv2 at 8/9 weeks but positive at 12? Thanks
May I also add my lympnodes in the groin are also swollen..
Hi Terri, I have topped up my subscription.. just a follow up I received the results of my bloods at 8.5 weeks and all that came back was positive for HSV1.. do you reckon that a test at 8/9 weeks is a good enough indication? As I have read that hsv1 can delay antibodies for a blood test.
I’m just going to give you a summary of current symptoms.. aching calves and buttocks which is very mild, sometimes aches in knees and hips, when I’m having these symptoms I get a mild headache.. I am also getting irritated rectum, when I look it appears to be irrated and is slightly sore but no visible blisters from what I can see. If I was having a rectal breakout would this be incredibly sore?? As it only has been an irritated feeling as opposed to sore .. also I have a slight tingle in my testicles which last a couple of seconds every now and again.. and a twitch which I get occasionally in calves and quad area.. appreciate your input .. Thanks
Thanks for the quick response! Yes I was checked for mycoplasma and was negative.. a sample was also taken from the urethra and viewed under the microscope which was clear.. the past two days I’ve had real achy joints, hip, knees etc and a headache which comes and goes.. Could the stress and panic of all this be bringing on what I believe to be symptoms from reading so much? Would an outbreak appear and clear complete within two to three days leaving no trace?
Also I went the doc on another occasion with a slight itch in my groin, was advised it was fungal and given cream.. This cleared pretty quick with the cream given . In your experience does this sound like an outbreak? If I was to get a rectal breakout with it only be sore for one day? Also I have never had anal sex. I am a straight male.
Sexual encounter Feb 23rd
First frequent urination was March 16th,
Second frequent urination April 1st
Leg tenderness and lower back since May 1st to date