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I have had HSV2 for a little over 4.5 years (just posted my first post in the stories section). I seem to get two different types of sores the first and most frequent I can feel coming on - tired/flu like, shooting pains, irritated feeling that comes out in a red spot that most of the time comes out in little blisters that break and become scabby then heal.

The other thing is a definate lump that doesn't get lead in symptoms apart from a bit of ichiness and is less frequent. The lump will be sore and sometimes has throbbing dull pain and is offern yellowish.

I am not sure if this all the herpes or if I have two different things happening. I would love to here from anyone where they get the lump type sores or if anyone just has any advise for me.



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Hi Kirsty...

The second lump that you described does not sound like herpes to me. I'm not a medical professional, but it doesn't sound like anything I've heard of relating to a herpes outbreak. The outbreak I get on my buttock starts out as a huge red lump, but quickly turns into a blister and it's not yellow.

I get those lumps also but they are swollen and infected sweat glands. Mine get huge and are very, very sore. Can't even hardly touch them. They can be removed but I choose to treat them instead. My doctor prescribes me Retin-A for them and they usually go away or go down within a few days. I would get that lump checked out if I were you.

Good luck!

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Thanks for your reply. MAny years ago when I first started getting these lumps I did get one checked out and was told that it is the same thing as you get (infected sweat glands). What I get is very similar to what you describe so I think that must be it, I supose I just wasn't convinced by the doctor. Just my luck to get another type of painful thing down there.

I think I will just try and remember to mention it the next time I go to the doctors for more meds.


Kirsty :)

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