Hello mellen1967! What is the resolution of this issue? Please advice
The dermatologist says it's definitely shingles, a mild case. I'll cancel my surgery to see if the lump will go away on it's on. If not, it could really be a hernia.
Blistering barnacles!What more refrence we need!Postherpetic Paresis Mimicking an Abdominal Herniation
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the fact is that herpes zoster has both sensory and motor componets.Sensory is the pain part and the motor,muscle weakness-the less recognized one.My gut feel is thet the muscle weakness has apparently lead to this transient herniation.Do keep me informed.
Thanks. I am hoping it's shingles b/c I don't want to get operated on for a hernia, esp if I don't have one. I just hope it's a swollen lymph node in my pelvis.
The symptoms are highly suggestive of herpes zoster or shingles. Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles occurs in people who have had chickenpox and represents a reactivation of the dormant varicella-zoster virus. The first sign is usually a tingling feeling, itchiness, or stabbing pain on the skin. After a few days, a rash appears as a band or patch of raised dots on the side of the trunk or face. The rash develops into small, fluid-filled blisters which begin to dry out and crust over within several days. When the rash is at its peak, symptoms can range from mild itching to extreme and intense pain.
Treatment of shingles includes antiviral drugs, steroids, analgesics and anti viral eye drops.
I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist and get it ruled out.
Hope it helps.Take care and regards.
Thanks. I'm going to get an appontment with my dermatologist.
My gut feeling,no I am absolutely certain about herpes zoster being the cause and the pain is of postherpetic neuralgia.I do not know about the presence of hernia but what I do know is that many a times this is mistaken for acute abdomen and operated too ie Zoster neuralgia.