Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
london3

Sores on lower legs - Herpes??

8 posts in this topic

Hi,

Over the last two months I have been getting very itchy red sores on my lower legs, probably about the size of a 1p coin. They are dark red and have a hard lighter coloured centre and go away after about 10 days.

Sometimes I get pains in my legs and general irritation waist down. Does this sound familiar to anyone/does anyone have any comments?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I may have had something similar. About a month and half before I was dx w/ GHSV I developed a rash on my right shin, went to the dermatologist and she thought it was just irritation. Funny thing is once I was dx w/ GHSV and was put on Acyclovir the insane itchiness went away and the sores started to heal. My leg looks like I had Chickenpox. When I asked my Gyno he felt it was unrelated to GHSV but I disagree. I've seen a couple other people on the forum with similar cases.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I now get pimple like blisters on my lower butt and my lower back and legs hurt similar to when I had cramps with my period

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting.

I've been to a the GUM clinic and GP on a number of occasions and expressed my concerns but they did not seem interested as almost guaranteed me it was not herpes. HOWEVER they also could not come up with any other explanation other than just irritation. One even said eczema.

As far as I am aware I have had no similar sores anywhere else apart from below the knee but have had irritation in other places.

One doctor got really angry and thought that I was wasting their time and just being overly paranoid about the situation, but as you do when your paranoid you do your own research so i'm not convinced by the diagnosis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's my thought on this subject ---- We always refer to the "boxer shorts" area in this forum...

Take a look at the Sacral Dermatome areas on this chart.

dermatome-chart.jpg

Based on this, I see no reason why it would not be possible for lesions related to genital HSV to show up on the legs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your response. From all of the reading that I have done in the last month or so I understand that there are many possibilities with herpes. Also I understand that it is very difficult to make a diagnosis on a forum/over the internet.

Im just saying that my doctors do not think that I have HSV and I have no sores on the genitals so can I assume that I either don't have herpes or my symptoms are not typical.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Can you not ask for them to swab them to make sure?

That's what I would most likely do if I were concerned, but you lot over in the UK seem to have a more difficult time getting your docs to give a flip about possible HSV. I wonder if they would be even more reluctant when the symptoms are showing up in an atypical location. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Latest Buzz

    • cantdoit
      Makes you wonder how sick this poor man is and here he is working so hard to help people with this shitty virus. I spoke with him on the phone one time. He gets how horrible this virus is. He's talked to scads of people who suffer endlessly from nerve pain and constant outbreaks as well as the psychological aspects of it. He really cares. I hope his health improves. I thought his comments about it tricking out immune system made sense. It's an insidious virus. 
    • G.anonymous
      @WilsoInAus4  yes a pcr test on blood. But it says here that it's reliable (and other resources) 
    • LucyLevi
      I just read his blog thank you @cantdoit  I thought his parting message said a lot about his determination in respect of his own health issues If you ever saw “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” all I can say is, “I’m not dead yet.” Let’s save mourning for when it’s appropriate. in the meantime, let’s get ‘er done Real message about positivity 
    • cantdoit
      Halford just commented on his blog which is good because he'd been a bit quiet which was concerning given his health issues. He also made an interesting comment about how this tricky virus dupes our immune system into not attacking the virus and to just living with it.  He feels his vaccine will wake up our immune systems and encourage it to attack. Very interesting. May explain why many have severe issues and few don't. 
    • WilsoInAus
      PCR on blood?? That is the wrong test. It must be a blood test for IgG antibodies, type specific for HSV-1 and HSV-2. He should return for this test if he is keen to understand his status.
    • Lisajd
      My doctor is helpful but I did my own research and I've learnt a lot in the last year about what I need to do to keep away outbreaks and also prevent the risk of transmission.   Did you actually tell your doctor you were in a relationship at the time.  
    • Sadpanda90
      I believe I have herpes whitlow also.. I'm having another ob and another blister is forming on that same finger.. am I never going to be able to touch myself or anyone else again with my hands? I'm feeling really depressed and afraid right now..
    • cantdoit
      This is ridiculous and untrue 
    • Lisajd
      It depends what brand you are taking.   if you take acylvoir  you need to take twice the dose as valtrex which is 500mg a day.    Someone else will probably be able to give you some advice on this one but I take 500 milligrams ov valaclyvoir. 
    • Lisajd
      It is unlikely to get outbreaks on other parts of your body unless you touch an active sore and spread it that way genital herpes is confined to your genitals your anus and your thigh.  if you get the blisters again go and get them swapped.  There is a type called herpes Whitlow and I believe that can be on other parts of your body
  • Featured