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Can you get herpes on your stomach

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Herpes simplex: Yes, although somewhat unusual.

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A female asked:
Dr. Norman Knee
General Practice 64 years experience
Have rash checked: Herpes Zoster or shingles is characterized by inflammation and swelling of the covering of a nerve shaft or fiber. The skin over the path of the affe... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Of course not!: You cannot catch herpes without intimate contact. If you're not kissing or having sex with the person with herpes, you'll never get it. Anyway, for ev... Read More
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Anything's possible: ...but one thing is certain--stay away from a co-worker who spits in your food!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Unusual: Herpes simplex is usually seen on the surface of mucous membranes or surrounding tissue. It produces "cold sores" and genital lesions. What i suspec... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Herpes simplex: This is a somewhat unusual location for herpetic lesions. Would suggest getting one of these scraped and cultured for virus. If it is herpes simplex, ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
8 classes of herpes: Well...Herpes occurring on the stomach would really be classified as shingles (still herpes...And actually chicken pox from when you were a kid coming... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Can't tell: Before the 1970's there was a fairly well defined division of hsv 1 above the waist, hsv 2 below. For the most part, it's still true with about 80% hs... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Details are everythi: Herpes type 1. First time? Where? Name and dosing schedule of "medication"? These often are triggered by fevers. Perhaps the herpes is caused by the f... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: That's not a symptom of herpes.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Burning pain: In the area where the herpes rash is breaking out. There are many causes of lower abdominal pain so see your doctor for an evaluation.

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