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Mysterious STD or Late HSV Seroconversion?

This has been going on for 17 weeks now since protected but high risk exposure.  Initial symptoms diagnosed at urgent care to be bilateral tinea cruris lesions in groin folds.  Symetrical very straight red lines in groin folds on both thighs near scrotum.  No bumps and no puss.  After a ton of topicals including Lotrisone the rash went away in about 30 days.  Had two 150mg tablets of Fluconazole over a two week period during the first 30 days trying to cure the rash in groin folds.  Diagnosed with Epidydimitus in one testicle 4 weeks after exposure.  Testicle pain went away after 10 days of Doxycycline.

Since exposure I've also had constant pins and needles, itching symptoms mainly in inner thighs, groin, anal area and buttocks but also in lower legs, feet and hands.  This pins and needles sensation today is now one of my main concerns.  Lost 20 lbs in 3 months.   Swollen painful inguinal glands in right leg developed 95 days from exposure.  This was also one day right after intense vomiting and diarrea (thought it was stomach bug).  Lymph nodes took about three weeks to go back to semi normal.  

Three multi-day incidents of burning urethra mainly at night over the course of the 17 weeks.  No textbook lesions to date.  Did have dermatologist look at two small spots that developed side by side on outer thigh.  PCR swab was negative.  Scrotum is red and the bottom burns a little.  Have pain in left side of tip of penis at night.  Kind of like a dull buzz pain.  

Been tested several times for everything including HIV, Chlamydia, Gonn, Hep, and HSV including western blot at 16 weeks (negative).  Have seen primary care doctor 8 times, 2 dermatologists and an infectious disease doctor.  I'm worried about HSV but everyone says since I'm testing negative at 16 weeks I should feel confident I am negative.  Spoke to Terri Warren at Westover Heights over the phone at 12 weeks.  She seemed confident it wasn't HSV at that time but recommended Western Blot which I've done.  

Anyone have any ideas?  What could be causing the pins and needles sensations, urethra pain and dull buzz in one side of head of penis?
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3149845 tn?1506631371
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Hi, since you used a condom any urethra or penis head issues your having would not be related to the affair as nothing could get inside to cause any irritation. The needles and pins sensation on your thighs are most likley caused by the itching and you scratching them. Those sentations suggest topical skin damage.
Since all your testing shows nothing we are left with the possibility that its all psyco samatic.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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Thanks for the quick reply Dave.  I want to thank you for all of the work you do on this forum.  I'm in a rough place right now as the skin irritation/pins and needles has been going on almost 4 months.  It was condom protected the entire time.  Do you think there is a remote chance the skin pins and needles sensations in the groin area could be related to HSV?  I tested negative at 16 weeks but I've seen others post similar ongoing symptoms when contracting HSV.  If I did contract HSV somehow could that end up showing up as pain in the urethra even if the urethra was covered during intercourse?  Any idea if I could have caught something else during this experience that isn't caught be normal full panel testing?  Did everything at STDExpress too.  Hoping this turns into a brainstorm to keep some hope alive.  I've seen quite a few doctors and am really stumped.
3149845 tn?1506631371
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No not with HSV. The only herpes virus that could cause nerve damage like you describe is Shingles. but with shingles you would have had an unbearable rash on your back as well.
Pins and needles is a sign of nerve interference and the only possible explanation that i can come up with is that you herneated a disc in your back from the act itself.
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Lymph nodes in the groin being swollen on one side any concern std wise with my other symptoms?  Been swollen about a month now.  Pretty painful the first two weeks.
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Is vomiting and diarrhea for 6 hours and swollen inguinal glands developing right after a symptom of HSV?  This happened about 95 days after exposure.  Could that be my body starting to fight the virus?

Ever heard of anyone else have these genital and thigh area pins and needles sensations ending up having an STD from your experience?

I thought about pinched nerve but I don't think that happened during the incident.  These symptoms started about 48-72 hours after the event.
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I have the same pins and needle, stinging in my groin also. For the last 7 weeks, also had the red lines in groin crease, but they went away with lotramin. No bumps or lesions.
If your tests/including a western blot were negative. I don't see how it could be HSV. How is your anxiety and stress about the situation? I think that might be half of my symptoms.
Anxiety and stress is pretty high due to the fact that I can't figure out what is causing the physical symptoms.  Was there an event that caused your symptoms to start?
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No you do not have any symptom of HSV.

Your testing is negative, what was the result of the WB?
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Western Blot was negative at 15.5 weeks from exposure.  Can't figure out what is causing the pins and needles sensation in the groin, thighs and buttocks.  It's definitely real and even though I'm not a doctor I'm confident it's not mental.  Had significant urethra pain last night that prevented me from sleeping.  Urethra pain seems to go away during the day which is really strange.  I'm negative for everything we can think of to test 17 weeks out.
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Western Blot was negative at 15.5 weeks from exposure.  Can't figure out what is causing the pins and needles sensation in the groin, thighs and buttocks.  It's definitely real and even though I'm not a doctor I'm confident it's not mental.  Had significant urethra pain last night that prevented me from sleeping.  Urethra pain seems to go away during the day which is really strange.  I'm negative for everything we can think of to test 17 weeks out.
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I was worried I did something at a strip club, blacked out drunk.though I'm pretty sure I didn't. It All started about 6 days after the event Event my anxiety was through the roof. I got the thin red lines. In my groin crease as well put lotramin and got that to go away, now I have the pins and needles/stinging in my groin crease.I'm the same way as you if it would go away I wouldn't have anxiety. It's been going on for about 7 weeks for me I've tested negative for all stds except hsv, Dr said before 12 weeks with no lesions or blisters it's pointless. So at 12 weeks I'll get an iGg done although most knowledgeable people on the subject are pretty confident I'll be negative. Hope you get some answers. I've gotten in Lexapro and ativan for the anxiety. And it has seemed to calm down for most of the day until night time. Best of luck hope you find some answers.
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We have a lot of similarities.  I used quite a bit of Lotrimin too.  Pins and needs only in groin folds or other areas too?  
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Also this article made alot of sense to me.
http://www.the-dermatologist.com/content/‘vegas’-dysesthesia-understanding-and-improving-management-groin-dysesthesia
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