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I've the genitial herpes virus since 3 years now. The first

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Hi, i've the genitial herpes virus since 3 years now. The first attack was the worst concerning the blisters. After that attack i've had many recurrences.
The blisters have changed into red spots, no blisters anymore.
Now i've the medication valacciclovir 2x a day 500 mg.
Even now the virus breaks out regulary. My biggest problem is the prolonged pain in my abdomen area en groin area. What radiated to my complete abdomen area.
Is this a result of the herpes virus? My doctor can't give me a clear answer.
I know the virus travels through the nerves. Can it be a nerve pain or something?
I'll hope you can give some information.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this question

I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing medical doctor with over 10 years experience

Yes, this is most certainly from the virus

I would recommend asking your doctor for gabapentin

It is a nerve pain pill that works quite well for this

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.
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