I have these bumps on my inner thigh. they are bigger than like pimples and they wont go away. They get worse if i like wear shorts and get like a heat rash. Some get pretty big and when they open theres a bad odor and its like a clear white at first then it bleeds i just want them to go away i dont feel comfortable wearing shorts with this...Can anyone help?
Okay, I have a lot of information for you. None of this is good news, so please prepare yourself. The first thing is I have some questions. Does this just happen on your thighs or ever on your gential (genital) area also? You need to be tested for STD's, but I really don't think that is what you have.. Some STD's can be cured with antibotics, some like herpes simplex virus cannot be cured and you'd have to be treated for it for the rest of your life. It sounds more like an allergic response your skin is having.
If it turns out you do not have an STD or a skin infection, it is then likely you have some sort of immune problem going on. There is a rather serious autoimmune disease called Behcet's Syndrome. This disease's initial symptoms closely resemble the herpes virus, causing inflammation, vaginal sores, fissures, cuts, boils, or folliculitis (ingrown hairs). Other symptoms develop years later, so it is very important that you find out just what it is that is causing your symptoms. Behcet's disease affects people of every age and every race. Also, be careful choosing a doctor, you want to see someone who know's enough to tell you what Behcet's Syndrome is all about, if they don't know that, they don't know enough to help you. It is not contagious, and it does not run in families. Visit the American Behcet's Disease Association website message board for more information.
I can't tell you exactly what is going on with you beccause I don't know enough about you, but I can tell you what I know from seeing over a 100 different doctors over the last fifteen years trying to find out what was wrong with me. My symptoms started the way you described, at age fifteen. For ten years I was told it must be herpes even though the tests were all negative. They said that the swab just didn't pick it up or it must be something new even though I told them it wasn't..
It wasn't until I started developing other symptoms over time, that I started trying to find out more answers but I still didn't know what was going on down there had anything to do with my other problems. It wasn't a GYN that finally mentioned it. It was a digestive specialist who asked me if I had genital sores and that it might not be herpes after all. I then took the new herpes blood test that proved I never had it. I had herpes 1, which is very common, but herpes 1 rarely causes genital symptoms and when it does, it tends to be very mild, unlike the more intense episoded that may develop in Behcet's. Also, my cultures were always negative for both herpes 1 and 2. Get those tests.
I developed chronic fatique, muscle pain, arthritis, acne during flares, cranker sores at least 3 times a year in my mouth, and then by fifteen years later I developed eye inflammation. That was what finally got me diagnosed. Doctors in the United States don't know much at all about this, the world's oldest known disease, so they are waiting until people are on deaths door before they finally start treatment. Behcet's patients believe treatment needs to start sooner for better results and for a better life in the mean time. Other cultures around the world take this disease seriously and treat it at the first sign of symptoms. We really have to teach our medical community to inform their patients something else causes gentital sores other than STD's.
Right now most doctors dont know this or are simply avoiding it. The sickest patients are making there way to the only Behcet's Center in America, in New York City for help. A Rheumotologist treats autoimmmune disorders (inflammatory disorders), they can help you. NO tests can tell if you have it. Doctors have a big problem with that. It has to be diagnosed on symptoms alone and this bothers them because they don't know enough or they don't want the responsibilty of treating this costly and time consuming illness that they cannot see. It is simple, genital sores, mouth sores, then later eye inflammation, this is what they need to see to make the diagnosis.
Waiting for eye inflammation ruined my life because I was seriously sick and no one would believe me. I couldn't work and I couldn't prove why. If it wasn't for my husband, no one would have helped. My Rheumotologist told me he didn't believe in this disease when I first met him. It took me a year with full blown symptoms to get him to change his mind. It wasn't unitl I finally developed scleritis in my eyes that he started my treat with predinzone. Behcet's is mistakenly thought to be a middle eastern and asian disease that affects only people with those genes. It is thought by doctors to be rare in the United States. Research is showing this is all wrong. Behcet's affects people in Amercia not with middle eastern or asian genes, but rather in anyone who has any type of autoimmune disorder in their family history. It does not run in families. It is triggered but something, possibly strep throat or food poisoning, but also for unknown reasons that permantly damage the immune system.
At first, you should be given antibotics to make sure you don't have some type of lingering infection, but this won't make it get better. Behcet's is a reaction your immune system will have over and over again. Genital to gential (genital) contact ( I use condoms with my husband), stress, common illness, and injury are some of the most common reasons for flares but they will also start for no reason at all. It is important to learn how to deal with stress because it can turn what would have been a mild flare into a monster. This is serious. Without treatment Behcet's attacks the vascular system (blood vessels) and most often cannot be detected by blood tests, MRI's, or CT's. At this time this type of vasculitis is normally diagnosed only during surgeries or autopsies. If it goes untreated it can cause strokes, blood clots, anurysums, brain inflammation, or damage to any organ in your body.
It is only on my thigh..nowhere on my genitals at all. It has been there now for maybe a year or so and it just gets bad like a heat rash and they start to get worse till that calms down. I havent had sex in years and i didnt have it then...I am heavy so i thought that might have something to do with it cuz my legs rub together alot.
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