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Advice Please: I'm experiencing discomfort in potential second outbreak

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Hi there I've been diagnosed 8 months ago and after my initial outbreak I haven't had any further outbreaks. I'm now feeling like I have an aching pain in my groin and it's slightly burning sensation in my genitals at times. Am I experiencing prodrome sensations which may be leading to an outbreak? 


What I've read suggests these symptoms can happen and if so how long should I experience them as it's been feeling like this for a couple of days now?

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Hey there,

It's possible that the sensations you're feeling could be related to prodrome, those early warning signs before an outbreak. They can last for a few hours to a few days, but they don't always lead to an outbreak. In these prodrome-ish times, it's safe to assume that you are shedding more virus so take more precautions than you otherwise would. And for most people, those kinds of random burning sensations last for about a year or so, then they gradually subside as your body gets more of a handle on the virus and can suppress it more naturally.

Easier said than done, but try not to worry too much, as stress and anxiety can sometimes exacerbate symptoms. Remember, you're not alone in this journey, and we're here to support you. Reach out anytime you need someone to talk to or if you have more questions. Hang in there!

Note: This is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis.
I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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  • mr_hopp changed the title to Advice Please: I'm experiencing discomfort in potential second outbreak

Ok thank you for your response it really helps and is less worrying to have some clarification on this. Alongside the symptoms of a burning sensation I had stomach pains, fever and sickness last night...all of which seem to have subsided thankfully. This did seem similar to my first outbreak although I have yet to see any sores so will monitor that and like you suggest it may just be the prodrome symptoms and I will try not to worry any further.

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