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I occasionally get tingling in my testicles, kind of like a "rush" feeling that last for a few seconds and its gone. I also get a tingling in areas like like my butt cheeks and upper rear legs. They don't last either. They come and go in a few seconds.

I have also been having pains in some muscles....rear right leg that gets worse when I sit...right thigh at times and more in my right arm bicep/tricep area than left but occasionally there too.

Occasionally a pinchy feeling around my lips and mouth. Lasts a few secinds and its gone. Never had a coldsore but did have a couple canker sores that lasted a couple days and nothing since.

This all started after a night, 2 months ago, of unprotected sex for about literally 2 minutes of being inside her.

Had a red pimple on my shaft that disappeared in a few days after this and a couple very small white dots do the same. Had a couple of places of red patchy areas on my penis that went away after a day or two. Never itched and no pain.

Never had any pain urinating or ejaculating. Never really felt sick. A little tired but I work different shifts and my body is usually tired anyway.

I have seen 5 docs. 3 from clinics, 1 urologist who put me on Levaquin for epididimytis and prostatitus and a General Prac who all said that I don't have Herpes but that is from a visual inspection only.

I know that epididmytis and prostatitus can both be caused by STD's.

I have been tested and found negative for Gon, Chlam, Syh and HIV.

Although the clinic docs say they have seen it all, it still makes wonder.

Any ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated.

After 2 months, a month of Levaquin which has helped a little, the pains in my muscles, tingling and a whole lot of mental frustration, I just don't know what to do.

Anyone, please?

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You know... when you suspect something, and start paying attention to your body, every little thing can look (seem, feel) different from usual.

I don't know much about other STDs, but.... hmm...

Even when I don't get outbreak in my genital area, I sometimes do get muscle pain and tingling in my thighs.

I would wait for 1 month more ( 12 weeks from the day you might be exposed to the virus), and have the herpes blood test. To make sure that you have it or not...

Best wishes...


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I read a lot of these questions 'is it herpes' and I really think people get themselves paranoid and worked up.

Just a couple of things to add...

When its herpes... honestly... you KNOW something is wrong. When its herpes you KNOW its more then just a pimple...

I hear a LOT of people getting hung up on the 'tingle' characterization.

I really would NOT use 'tingle' as a determinant of whether or not you have herpes. Skin just plain tingles...

ALSO... For GUYS... DON'T think that pain urinating is a determinant.

Guys USUALLY DO NOT have pain urinating with herpes UNLESS they have sores INSIDE their urethra, which is UNCOMMON.

GIRLS are usually the ones who feel the pain urinating because when they pee, urine gets 'all over' their labia etc. and its the urine getting ON a sore that burns.

So guys... If your are 'wondering' and your sores are NOT in a place where you would get urine on it when you pee, you will not feel a burn.

So don't think 'it doesn't burn when I pee' so it must not be herpes.

I've never felt a burn when I pee, and I've had HSV for 8 years.

For a guy, the 2 things I would REALLY focus on as far as symptoms are a tiny cluster (but maybe just one or two) tiny BLISTER like sores that may itch a bit when you touch them even gently. (not pimples with a white head etc) but BLISTER like sores. When I say blister, I mean that have a clear head that either bursts and releases a tiny bit of CLEAR fluid, or that when you try to pop it, relatively easily bursts and releases a tiny bit of clear fluid. And the second thing is swollen lymph glads in the groin, most likely on the 'side' of your genitals corresponding to where your outbreak (blisters) are.

So to be concise... For a GUY... Tiny BLISTERS (probably a cluster) close together that itch with even mild touching and swollen lymph glands... That should be what you look for most.

The flu-like symptoms... tingle... pain in legs... I'd call those secondary symptoms.. things you may or may not notice, but things that are MORE likely to be something ELSE not HSV.

And for the pimple characterization... I don't know what HSV outbreaks would look 'like' on your thigh, or skin areas BESIDES your dick or scrotum. But ON your dick or scrotum my experience has been that even if you would use the term 'pimple' to characterize the bumps, the look and feel really is VERY distinct and different from a pimple... More like a teeny tiny blister or cluster of blisters then a pimple...

If its HSV, I'm pretty confident saying you would KNOW that it was NOT a pimple.

Does it Look like a pimple??? 'maybe' but doubtful...

Feels like a pimple?? NO way.

Hope this helps...

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Thanks for the replies.

I had sat on a wet toilet seat a few days after the sex and a day or two after that I had a breakout of painfull acne on my lower butt and upper rear thighs. (like where the skin contacted the seat) I have cystic acne but I have never had this kind of breakout before. It actually hurt to sit.

I thought it was from the sex encounter but then thought maybe it was from the toilet seat. Still not sure. All I know is that it was painfull.

Also, I had fingered this girl the same night. If she had H, wouldn't I have something on my finger because of skin to skin contact?

She says she doesn't have H and even had a test about 7 months ago when she was pregnant and was negative.

Maybe its just paranoia but if its not H then why the tingling in my balls and the muscle pains in my leg? It has been 2 months and its getting old.

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If the tingling and the muscle pain "keep" happening all these 2 months, I don't think it's herpes. Yes they are herpes symptoms, but one herpes outbreak doesn't last for 2 months...

Best wishes..


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Maybe its just paranoia but if its not H then why the tingling in my balls and the muscle pains in my leg? It has been 2 months and its getting old.

Don't rush to the herpes judgement....

Tingling balls? Who knows.. dry skin??

Muscle pains in the legs... There are WAY more reasons to think this is something else, then to think its herpes...

I had sat on a wet toilet seat a few days after the sex and a day or two after that I had a breakout of painfull acne on my lower butt and upper rear thighs

Sounds like you just have hyper-sensitive skin...

Again... nothing about what you describe lead me to think you should be worried about herpes.

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