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Leg pain with blisters at site of pain; diagnosis stress induced herpes. I've been dealing with this for 5 years. What's wrong with me?

Leg pain with blisters at site of pain; diagnosis stress induced herpes. I've been dealing with this for 5 years. What's wrong with me?

Wrong Diagnosis: Cellulitis/blisters is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things but recurrent stress herpes is pretty unusual.If you are have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. There are many other simple treatable causes that this sounds like than herpe. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

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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Does herpes cause a constant slight burn in your back,groin and legs? Symptoms for last year since random sexual encounter. Could it be in my head???

Does herpes cause a constant slight burn in your back,groin and legs?  Symptoms for last year since random sexual encounter. Could it be in my head???

Not usually: shingles can [former chicken pox virus that lies in the root of the nerve , called post herpetic neuralgia]but never heard that herpes does this , can get many recurrances , feel tingling then get grape like vesicles together then crust over after a week then goes away , feel just prior tingling sensation, it varies between people who have herpes virus [also lies dormant in root of nerve , ] ...Read more

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Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis

Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis

Probably not, but...: This depends on the nature and timing of hte pain. If the buttoch/leg discomfort is at the same time as a genital herpes outbreak, or starts 1-2 days before, and if it clears up in another day or two. they may be linked. If you're talking about more chronic or persistent, ongoing pain, and not associated with herpes outbreaks, then almost certainly it's an entirely separate problem. ...Read more

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What can cause leg pain?

What can cause leg pain?

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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What causes almost constant leg pain?

What causes almost constant leg pain?

Many causes: Need to r/o local problems. Then need to r/o vascular vs. Nerve problems. Too many causes to list. ...Read more

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What causes severe leg pain upon awaking?

What  causes  severe leg pain upon awaking?

See below: In general these conditions emanate from the spine or pelvic area go see an orthopedic surgeon and get a xray of your back. Lumbar spine.. He will give you further recommendations which would include some outpatient physical therapy stretching proper body mechanics and lifting techniques proper work ergo dynamics .... And others for conservative management if indicated. Stay away from chronic pain management unless a last resort. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

Nonspecific: Leg pain can be caused by many things such as a lumbar radiculopathy, neuropathy, muscle injury, etc. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation, as this type of question cannot be well answered through this type of forum. ...Read more

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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more