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Can Herpes Cause Kidneys Disease
He needs a physician: Acyclovir can cause renal damage. As your boyfriend already has kidney disease, the dose of Acyclovir needs to be based on his renal function. Most importantly; does he really need it? Under any circumstances, this kind of problem can't be addressed here any further. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Can getting a cold sore under noes cause lower back pain fever and other sick symptoms or is that only herpes 2?
Could herpes cause peripheral neuropathy hands/feet, rt upper arm feels squeezed, burning in lower back and back of head? Neuro and rheum eval normal.
What could be the cause of enlarged lymph nodes before and during the time of my period? Recurring with sore lower back. Genital herpes?
Probably not herpes: Herpes rarely if ever causes lymph node inflammation without an obvious outbreak of genital area blisters, sores, etc. Even then, lymph node involvement is rare in recurrent herpes, only during the first infection. Finally, genital herpes doesn't cause back pain, and rarely recurs as often once a month -- usually no more often than every 2-3 months. Discuss w/ your doctor if the problem continues. ...Read more
Probably not: If your kidneys are normal at the present time taking these medications will not harm it. Some people have taken them for years. ...Read more
Unrelated: The kidney failure is unrelated and needs assessment. If your kidney function is more than 60% not you likely are ok. If less, given your age, it needs evaluation. The genital herpes is unrelated, but treatment doses will need to be adjusted for degree of kidney function to avoid kidney injury from the meds. ...Read more
A guy I know had a kidney transplant when he was younger & we talked about dating but then he told me he got warts & herpes as a side effect frm meds?
Recurrent shingles with Post-Herpetic Neuralgia between outbreaks? There is a lot more to it but not enough space here.....?
Maybe HSV, not VZV: Shingles rarely recurs so frequently but HSV does, and recurrent herpes simplex can look identical to zoster. 1) Retest next outbreak to confirm varicella zoster virus (VZV), and PCR test for HSV. 2) Have an HSV IgG antibody test, expecting maybe positive for HSV1. 3) Continue valacylovir to prevent recurrences, whatever the cause. As others have advised, it is nontoxic and harmless, so why not? ...Read more
Can a man have herpes only on his butt close to his lower back. With no pain during outbreak but still spread it?
I have been getting blistery sores on my lower back, whenever I eat tomatoes, or citris foods. Is this herpes or cold sores?
Could be herpes: I have heard of citrus type foods triggering a herpes outbreak. You can also get skin irritation from citric acid if it touches your skin and then you are out in the sun. However, it could all just be a coincidence and your rash could be many other things. There is medication for it if it is herpes, so may worth it to get checked. You can always take a pic of it and show it to your doc later. ...Read more
I had protected sex with woman with hsv2 5 week ago. I have lower back pain and itch on butt.been feeling it 4 a few weeks. Is this a sign of herpes?
Low risk, no worries: Herpes doesn't cause low back pain or "itch on butt". The chance of HSV2 from one episode of unprotected vaginal sex with infected partner is around 1 in a thousand. With condom protection, it's still lower. Don't worry about this. Also, look at it this way: If you've had sex with say 20 different women, you can assume 3-10 of them had HSV2. The one partner you knew about isn't anymore risky. ...Read more
Had protectedsex wit a lady who has Herp 5week ago only symptoms are low bac pain and itchy but for a week. Is lower back pain a true sign of herpes?
How long does tingling happen before first outbreak of herpes. I get itching neck pain lower back pain now tingling for over 4 days now?
This isn't herpes: For initial herpes, usually no tingling before sores appear. Tingling is mainly a symptom of recurrent herpes; in that case, it lasts only a day or two before the outbreak itself shows up. Your symptoms don't sound at all like herpes, which doesn't cause tingling without sores and rarely if ever causes low back pain. So good news, this isn't herpes. See your doctor if symptoms continue. Good luck! ...Read more
Are dull lower back pain lower back pain and itchy buttock a sign of herpes?also a tingle up to my neck. Like its on spine The exposure was6 weeks ago
Recent* sore lower back, enlarged groin nodes & itchiness + tingling in vagina area. No visible lesions, sores,etc. Is this mild herpes? What to do?
After full exam doctor diagnosed mild case of shingles on lower back. I'm still paranoid it was misdiagnosed and is herpes simplex — should I be?
Shingles: Shingles is part of herpes family of viruses so you don't need to be paranoid. You actually do have herpes. Herpes Zoster, specifically. The term Symplex really prefers to type one which is found in the mouth and type two which is found in the genitalia. However, these viruses are all essentially related and affect different parts of the body. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes in groin and sore lower back every so often. Is this genital herpes symptoms?
Probably not herpes: Recrurrent genital herpes doesn't cause enlarged lymph nodes. This happens from herpes only once, during the intitial infection, and in that case there would be painful blisters or sores. And herpes doesn't cause lower back pain. You'll need to look elsewhere for the cause of these symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more
I have genital herpes and I’m on my period. Lymph nodes in my groin area are swollen and sore and I have a rash on my lower back. Is this from herpes?
I heard that there are two diseases caused by HSV that can be life-threatening. I suppose herpes encephalitis is one of them, what is the second one?
I was just dx with old granulomatous disease per CT scan. Could this be caused from my 35 yr history of genital herpes?
Not herpes related: Herpes, genital or otherwise, doesn't cause anything like this. These are entirely unrelated problems. Many past infections could cause "old granulomatous disease" detected by chest Xray or CT, and most cases like this turn out not to be serious. But don't take the chance -- follow your doctor's advice about further evaluation. But don't worry at all about herpes. Good luck! ...Read more
Dose the sore a cause genital herpes and behçet's disease look like the same? Can the doctor diagnose them by eye?
Yes: The lesions of both conditions can look similar. Herpes is by far the most likely of the two. A dermatologist can help determine if behcet's is possible. So the answer to your last question is both yes and no. Behcet's is uncommon and can be a little more difficult to diagnose if your doctor has never seen it before. ...Read more
Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platinum (Pt), and Chromium (Cr) and they can cause heavy metal nephropathy and the severity could range from tubular dysfunction to renal failure/death. ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
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