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    Herpes after surgery, right next to and on incision?
    An_251903 posted:
    I first want to say thank you to everyone, for sharing. Nothing feels better than having someone to talk to. Reading everyone's comments has taught me a lot about the types of herpes, what to expect, how so many of us have it and lead perfectly normal lives. Thank you so much for offering your experiences; reading them has offered me much support and peace of mind.

    I had a vulvar extraction of a perennial mass between the anal and vaginal cavity on February first. It has not felt right since the surgery, with the most pain happening after going number two (tee hee). The pain and discomfort has been off and on, the incision site will feel better, then feel worse. I figured it was just taking a long while to heal, since the area it was in has such tight skin. I kept telling myself it would get better and would heal. After a lot of activity it would worsen, but then go away in a few days.

    I just went to the doctor last week because it still has gone back and forth from better to worse. When she examined me she said it looked like herpes.

    I did not expect to hear this at all, was shocked and confused. I figured it had to be an infection or it just hasn't healed. Since then I have been researching symptoms and individual experiences. This has led to me looking at past signs: a gland in my neck became painfully swollen at the end of March/beginning of April. I had a cold or severe allergies prior to this, so assumed nothing. Then a week later I noticed a white pimple right next to the incision. It popped and was gone without a mark the next day. I got another one maybe a week or so later. I thought maybe it was just infection from the cyst working its way out?

    I have been uncomfortable since the surgery, and at times have feared going number 2 because of having to wipe afterwards. Wiping is what really angers it.

    My doctor notices a small open sore, and that is why she thinks its herpes. When she scraped it, it really didn't hurt. The next day however, so much pain and puss for the next couple of days. I have had a few more bumps but they have gone as quick as they have come. There is no redness either.

    The most pain and pimples have happened since the scraping. Is that normal for the test to cause more? I know I will hear results in the near future, I'd just love to know now from people with experience if this sounds in line with herpes. Also, the symptoms have been here since the surgery. The pimples have happened since the beginning of April, and I just had a new one grow, but not pop yesterday. It just shrank into nothing. Infection or herpes? Can a herpes outbreak produce new pimples every few days or weeks for long periods of time?

    Again, thank you so much for being open in communicating your experiences!! Isn't the Internet the best?!

    Much love to all of you!!
    TrueBlue0205 responded:
    I tried to post this with my user name but it didn't save. Trueblue0205 thanks you
    abe648 replied to TrueBlue0205's response:
    Abe ... Read more in the Herpes Handbook. Watch the Herpes Video and Terri Warren's book The Good News about the Bad News. All located under the heading Herpes at

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