This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding herpes issues such as: Herpes symptoms and treatments, causes, diagnosis, and herpes in men, tests, telling your spouse or partner.
Hey Grace, I have a question about herpes. Why is it that it causes lower back, butt, perineum, and back of thigh pain/numbness? I know that it hides in the nerves of your spine....could this cause the sciatia like nerve pain?
Also, why does herpes cause pressure in your lower abdomen?
Pressure in your lower abdomen? Hmmm, not sure about that one but as far as back pain and leg pain, herpes lives in the nerves like you said and when you get it genitally, sometimes the nerves that share where the herpes is gets affected by the virus and you can wind up with pain in certain parts of the lower body... Everyone is different how the virus will affect you. It's like catching a cold, some people get a cough and a runny nose where some people just get a sore throat! Virus's are not understabable by humans quite yet but once Grace and I figure out how they operate, we will let you know but till then, it can affect all sorts of places and some people get zero symptoms :)
slacker when you and I figure out herpes - we are blowing this clambake and retiring to some nice secluded island where we can work on our skin cancer, have our chef make us delicious food all day long and I'm burying my nose in smut books and relaxing!!!
I'm wondering the same thing. I contracted herpes only a few months ago and the pain was excruciating. I could barely sit on the toilet. My legs are very sensitive to the touch and I get shooting pains through my thighs. I'm curious why so many people are reporting this and doctors keep saying it has nothing to do with the virus, and that it must be another underlying issue. Why us the pain only present around the time of an outbreak if that is true?
I have had herpes for nearly 22 years now and only in the last year has the pain been present on the back of my legs and butt area. I've been trying to find out what the long term effects of this virus is with no luck. Hopefully one day they will come up with a cure for this virus (if they haven't already) because the frequency of the outbreaks is increasing along with the pain. One other thing I have noticed is that these last few outbreaks seem to also cause my penis to have darkened splotches that are slightly tender to the touch.
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