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Does genetia herpes cause testicule pain and nerve pain?

Does genetia herpes cause testicule pain and nerve pain?

Usually not: Herpes causes pain where the rash breaks out, because that is where the nerve endings containing the viruses are. If there is testicle pain, a primary care doctor or a urologist can evaluate for other types of infections, and also for testicular torsion (if the pain is bad). The doctors check for cancer, too. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What is the normal pattern of recovery from herpes zoster nerve pain, intermittent or a constant rate of improvement? .

What is the normal pattern of recovery from herpes zoster nerve pain, intermittent or a constant rate of improvement? .

Variable: Recovery from something like this can demonstrate significant variability, but in general, it's usually slow and steady over the course of several months with "good days and bad days". ...Read more

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Can you tell me which vitamin is good for post herpetic neuralgia (nerve pain)?

Can you tell me which vitamin is good for post herpetic neuralgia (nerve pain)?

B12, C, E, AMP: Although there is no overwhelming evidence, a very limited number of studies have suggested that vitamin c and B12 injections may improve symptoms. Intramuscular amp (adenosine monophosphate) has also helped some patients in one large trial. Additionally, oral or topical vitamin e, topical capsaicin or peppermint oil may offer some relief as well. ...Read more

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If herpes can cause vestibular neuritis. Is it possible it could spread throughout the nerves causing things like trigeminal neuralgia?

No, See Neurologist: The most commonly accepted theory of what causes trigeminal neuralgia is vascular compression and not viral infection. See a neurologist or orofacial pain specialist for final diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of nerve pain on top side of the head?

What are the causes of nerve pain on top side of the head?

Nerve pain: The most common cause of pain at the top of the head is occipital neuralgia, a situation usually due to compression of the occipital nerve as it leaves the base of the neck. It can sometimes be treated with local injections. Best to see a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the medical causes of hallucinations and nerve pain?

Quite a range: There are seventeen or so types of hallucinations, and most are classified by the sensory system they affect most. As these sensory systems are also powered by nerves, some of the conditions can make the nerve painful. Many differnt drugs can induce hallucinations, but so can certain types of brain degenerative disorders. Best to see a physician to cover this large territory. ...Read more

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Can accupunture cause nerve pain I had a session yesterday but only feel it today.

Can accupunture cause nerve pain I had a session yesterday but only feel it today.

Anything is possible: Acupuncture shouldn't cause nerve pain, at least not if performed by trained & experienced practitioners. Check in w/your acupuncturist and Family Doc. If pain persists, you may need EMG/NCV testing & more. ...Read more

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What can cause Periodic excruciating bouts of facial nerve pain randomly occurring?

What can cause Periodic excruciating bouts of facial nerve pain randomly occurring?

Trigeminal neuralgia: It sounds like you're suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. This is a condition, in which there is inflammation of the nerve going to the face which transmits pain, causing spontaneous. Pain. At your age, I would get this checked out. It maybe just do the virus. ...Read more

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Does post herpetic neuralgia usually cause many symptoms?

Pain: Neuralgia is, by definition, pain that occurs without stimulation of pain receptors. Herpes infections, which include "shingles", often result in this syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes nerve pain?

What causes nerve pain?

Pressure on the nerv: That begs the question. .. Where is the pressure? It could be local, positional like you are sleeping on your arm or in the spinal cord.
>90% it is between where the pain is and the spinal muscles. .. Not dangerous but will drive you crazy. See your doc and see a massage person who may find a tight muscle that needs to be released and you are cured. My tools of choice are acupuncture needles. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the nerve pain in my entire body?

What is the cause of the nerve pain in my entire body?

In your case: Is a sign of anxiety, and one that can cause a great deal of distress. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. See your PCP for evaluation and possible referral. ...Read more

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What are the common medical conditions that cause nerve pain/damage?

What are the common medical conditions that cause nerve pain/damage?

Brain/Spine Injury: Pain can be the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. Other pain syndromes can be from spinal cord injury or brain injury or just injury to a limb resulting in complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorder cause nerve pain?

No: But anxiety can be converted by the brain into somatic symptomatology which includes pain. Determining whether this is "nerve pain" or something else is best left to your neurologist or psychological therapist. ...Read more

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Can my nerve pain cause anxiety and depresion?

Indirectly, yes: Nerve pain can come from many causes. Some might also cause physiological mood/anxiety disturbances. Without knowing the details of your pain - it's not surprising to hear of those problems too. If your energy and resources are being depleted coping with pain -irritability, worry and unhappiness are all quite likely - it makes sense. I'd avoid medicating them. Resolve the pain and see if they go. ...Read more

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What causes shooting nerve pain in my big toes?

What causes shooting nerve pain in my big toes?

May be not nerve: Often, this could be perceived as nerve pain but is due to the arthritis of the small joints of the great toes. ...Read more

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Could borderline diabetes cause nerve pain in my upper back?

Could borderline diabetes cause nerve pain in my upper back?

Mononeuropathy: Possibly but unlikely. Neuropathy particularly affecting isolated nerves usually is associated with more severe long standing diabetes and may not be all that painful. ...Read more

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What type of nerve pain/sciatica would si dysfuncation cause? If it's inflamed would it irrate the sciatica nerve?

SI joint disorder: It usually causes low back pain, pain in the hip joint area and back of the thigh. Pain is like sciatica but it is a referred type of pain not caused by direct compression of the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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How can I relieve acute nerve pain in the lower half of my arm? Started about 24 hours ago, not sure what caused it.

Various causes: Arm pain may be due to carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel nerve problems, but could also be secondary to musculo-skeletal strain/sprain, issues with bones or joints, bursitis, synovitis, arthritis. If this persists, check in with your doctor and track down causation, so specific therapeutic intervention can be initiated. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of widespread neural tension (nerves do not glide properly causing nerve pain/symptoms)?

Nerve pain: Not entirely sure what you mean. Where are the nerves not gliding normally? In your spine, or in the soft tissues due to tension in the muscles?
Some people have lower threshold for nerves to start transmitting pain (fibromyalgia symptoms can stem from that) and maybe there is a start to help you with treatment. Neurontin (gabapentin) medication might help you, or a muscle relaxer other than flexeril. Goodluck. ...Read more

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Dothiepin has benefit in management of neuralgia. Can withdrawal of dothiepin cause nerve pain as a withdrawal symptom?

Dothiepin has benefit in management of neuralgia. Can withdrawal of dothiepin cause nerve pain as a withdrawal symptom?

Yes: If this tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) is working for the treatment of your neuralgia, then if you stop taking the medication, it's likely the neuralgia pain will reemerge. Discontinuation after chronic TCA use can lead to Parkinson-like symptoms and balance problems. See your physician before making any medication changes. Http://www. Medscape. Org/viewarticle/413110_3 ...Read more

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What could cause nerve pain under my knee?

What could cause nerve pain under my knee?

See below: Pain behind the knee might be caused by athritis changes, vessel disease or cyst.
You need to see your physician who will most likely schedule diagnostic tests which will allow him to help you. ...Read more

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What causes nerve pain after getting teeth filled?

What causes nerve pain after getting teeth filled?

Nerve inflamed: It's quite common to have some sensitivity following the placement of a filling. Drilling and filling a tooth is actually a micro-surgical procedure on the tooth. The nerve becomes temporarily inflamed and may cause sensitivity. If this does not resolve within a few days, see your dentist to determine if something else needs to be done for the tooth (bite adjustment or something else)? ...Read more

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Can taking topamax (topiramate) and lamectil together cause nerve pain?

Combination: Actually, a drug combination treatment approach may prove more efficacious than single drug treatment.
Both drugs are typical for neuropathic or
"nerve" pain. The side effects of using both drugs together would be compounded and should be considered when prescribed together. ...Read more

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I have no gallbladder, what causes nerve pain in ruq? Can it be something pinched in the back, ribs etc?

See your doctor: The pain can have numerous causes so it is best to see your doctor who can take a more detailed history and a physical exam and testing if needed to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Can a brain tunor cause jaw nerve pain?

Can a brain tunor cause jaw nerve pain?

Rare: A very specific brain tumor on the 5th cranial nerve can cause jaw pain. The 5th cranial nerve or trigeminal nerve gives sensation to the the face. Its lower branch goes to the jaw. A tumor (such as a schwannoma or meningioma) on this nerve can lead to the pain. Treatment is neurosurgery or gamma knife radiation depending on the size. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause you to have nerve pain in legs?

Can hemorrhoids cause you to have nerve pain in legs?

Unlikely: The two conditions are likely not directly related. ...Read more

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What can cause sciatic nerve pain in a 16 year female?

What can cause sciatic nerve pain in a 16 year female?

See details: Congenital spinal stenosis, disc herniation, abdominal issues such as endometriosis and local trauma are possible causes. An MRI of back would be helpful. ...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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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more