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Horrible Outbreak! Don't know what is wrong!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 9, 2009
  • 03:47 AM

I had unprotective sex over 2 years ago. Since that experience I have had frequent burning pain in the outside vulva area and anus area. I would develop outbreaks around 2 times a month lasting for around 10 days. When I first experienced the pain I went to my doctor who thought it looked like herpes. He prescribed Valrex 500 mg. Initially the Valtrex would suppress the outbreak but that didn’t last long, and I continued to have frequent outbreaks. I went back to my doctor and he did a blood test IGG and IGM for herpes and also did the swab test. I tested negative for both. He then put me on Valtrex 1 gram but again it really didn’t suppress the outbreaks. I went to the doctor about 6 months later and he did another blood test and I tested negative again for herpes. He then sent me to a dermatologist who immediately said that I had genital warts. She ended up taking a biopsy and I ended up tested positive for HPV. She then put me on Aldara but had to end up stopping because it was very painful. The dermatologist then sent me back to my doctor because she that genital warts would not cause the pain that I was experiencing. When I went back to my PCP he then put me on Lyrica at night but that did not work to stop the pain. Finally I went one of the head Gynecologist from the hospital in the area. During the time I went to see him I was having another outbreak. When he examined me he said that nothing looked out of the ordinary. He ended up doing a q-tip test to find out where the pain was coming from. During the test I really couldn’t pin point where exactly it hurt it was more of wide spread pain. He also ordered another test for herpes per my request. Again after two years I tested negative yet again.
The outbreaks I experience usually happen right after my period is over and the outbreak usually last for around 10-14 days. Also I find that when I work out that can also cause me to have another outbreak. I have stopped wearing under wear and any tight clothing because that would cause pain as well. I also found that swimming can lead to an outbreak. I am really losing hope that someone will find out what is wrong with me. The outbreaks I am experiencing are really affecting my life. Has anyone ever heard of something like this???

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