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Hello everyone,

First and foremost, I'd like to thank you all for the support throughout this forum, even though this is my first thread/post, I have found some relief reading others stories that has helped me pass through some breaking points.

With that being said, I tested positive for hsv1 about a year ago and I automatically assumed it was oral because of the blister I had on my lip. Fast forward 6 months later, I start experiencing tingling and itching 'down there' and had no idea what was going on. I ended up finding a raised bump, not red or pussy, just a bump and treated it. It then went away but a few weeks later, the tingling came back and I noticed a few little tiny red bumps (almost looks like a zit or pimple, ingrown hair) on my thigh and immediately thought hsv.

I got tested and everything came back negative but still, the tingling kept going around my, excuse my language, anus. Turns out, I think I'm breaking out in there? I'm really confused by it all and doctors are no help. I continually hear "No, you don't have herpes." "No, this is definitely not herpes, chill out" So I feel I'm going a bit mad.

The one thing that perplexes me the most, is the nerve pain. I'm getting a mild dull to sharp pain within my groin area on either side, mostly the right. Occasionally my right leg will spasm when I'm sleeping which is not fun and very painful. Any clue if possibly my nerve pain is due to my hsv? Lastly, I recently switched to a vegan diet and my body fighting the hsv...I am thinking that would be the cause of my slightly lowered wbc? I'm worried as hell and I don't know what to do, it's been dramatically effecting my work performance, social life and causes so much anxiety and horrible thoughts. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated and I hope that someday I can help or offer your suggestions to someone in need. I wouldn't wish this upon anyone.

Thank you so much,

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I would have no concerns about HSV in the genital area. You likely have had an oral HSV-1 infection since childhood when most people are infected.

A bump is not herpes nor would it last weeks.

Tingling is associated with the concentrated place an outbreak emerges (or threatens to emerge) The thigh is not a common place for a herpes outbreak owing the the thickness of the skin.

Tingling in the anus is due to a multitude of things and usually not herpes.

Herpes does not cause nerve issues in the vast majority of people infected with the virus. Even in people with HSV, nerve issues are nearly always causes by other issues.

Your body doesn't fight HSV, it is readily addressed by your immune system on a continuous basis and most people do not feel the effects of the immune system working with established infections.

No reliable correlation exists for HSV and white blood cell count.

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