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What causes tingling and burning sensation in groin area post intercourse?

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016
Question: Dr. Kakkar we recently spoke about a tingling burning feeling on groin and sitting area that had lasted for two months after unprotected event with female. event was 12-25-15 I recently took a third full panel STD test all were non-reactive or not detected except for HSV-1 was >5.00 H - out of range, which a local doctor told me i probably have had for long time just was unaware. the test was taken on 3-12-16, remember HSV-2 was my suspect and greatest fear. has it been long enough to rule HSV-2 out? most feeling has subsided from time to time but still have constant irritation in my perineum. and recently have had perspiration wet feeling in the area even when air temperature is cold. three local doctors now do not know what to tell me. any thoughts please help this i ruining me. still nothing physical to see. could it be a fungal infection? nerve damage?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use an antifungal dusting powder; rule out haemorrhoids

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Certainly the symptoms are not at all suggestive of any STD, even genital herpes-2. Herpes does not give rise to a constant burning / tingling sensation and whenever this sensation does happens in association with herpes simplex type -2 infection, it is usually part of a prodrome of genital herpes and typically followed by genital sores of herpes. However, you never noticed any sores!!
This weird sensation could be due to a fungal infection in the perianal area due to sweat getting trapped between body folds and hence giving a moist feeling aling with tingling and burning.
I suggest you to use an antifungal dusting powder e.g clotrimazole dusing powder in groin and perianal region. This would improve any moist feeling resulting from trapping of sweat in perianal and groin region as well also inhibit the fungus from growing.
Also it would be worthwhile to rule out any haemorrhoids/ piles.

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What causes tingling and burning sensation in groin area post intercourse?

Brief Answer: Use an antifungal dusting powder; rule out haemorrhoids Detailed Answer: Hi. Certainly the symptoms are not at all suggestive of any STD, even genital herpes-2. Herpes does not give rise to a constant burning / tingling sensation and whenever this sensation does happens in association with herpes simplex type -2 infection, it is usually part of a prodrome of genital herpes and typically followed by genital sores of herpes. However, you never noticed any sores!! This weird sensation could be due to a fungal infection in the perianal area due to sweat getting trapped between body folds and hence giving a moist feeling aling with tingling and burning. I suggest you to use an antifungal dusting powder e.g clotrimazole dusing powder in groin and perianal region. This would improve any moist feeling resulting from trapping of sweat in perianal and groin region as well also inhibit the fungus from growing. Also it would be worthwhile to rule out any haemorrhoids/ piles. Regards