[Question #5156] Trying to move on

25 months ago
Hello Doctors. I am sorry to be back I have been debating following up with you but unfortunately I need your thoughts one last time.

The intermittent skin burning on my thighs has not gone away. It is basically on a daily to semi daily basis on my inner, upper, and outer thighs. It has come and gone since day 2. This is now month 6 I believe. 

I did test negative for a full panel sti test 3 months ago. Considering that those test should be considered conclusive is there any reasonable cause of this burning sensation on my thighs? ( like icy hot) 

I have not had any rashes what so ever this entire time. Except for what I can describe as several pimple like bumps with a hair in the middle of them which I am sure is just folliculitis.  ( I have not resumed unprotected sex with my wife yet ) I guess out of fear of this burning.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
25 months ago
I'm sorry that your symptoms continue and sorry that you continue to look for reasons related to your CSW exposure for them.  As each of us has told you however, following the exposure that you described, there is virtually no risk for STI.  Perhaps equally or more importantly however, the symptoms you are describing are not those of an STI acquired during the time frame you describe.  The abnormal sensations on your thighs may reflect neuropathic pain or some sort.  If so, these are best diagnosed and managed by a neurologist. Such symptoms may have many non-STI causes.  I (we) have  nothing more to offer.  EWH---
25 months ago
Thank you Dr.Hook. I had a sense and was hoping you would say something along those lines. It has been driving me crazy to the point of being retested, but given your detailed explanation I am going to effectively rule out STI as a cause. I will try my best to ignore the symptoms or perhaps I will visit a neurologist, but this should be the last you hear from me. 

I sincerely Thank you again, and you can close out this thread as I have no follow up questions.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
25 months ago
Thank you.  Please remember however, you have already ruled out STIs.  EWH---
25 months ago
I will. Thank you Dr.

Out of curiosity can you elaborate on what you meant by " symptoms you are describing are not those of an STI acquired during the time frame you describe"?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
25 months ago
Final answers.  Intermittent skin "burning" is not a symptom of any STI which might have been acquired in the past year.  

This is my final response as part of this thread.  As per Forum guidelines, now, with three responses this thread will be closed.  Please do not return with continuing concerns regarding your exposure of concern.  Further questions may be closed without a response and without return of your posting fees.  EWH
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