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Can you have a herpes sore elsewhere on your body ie lower back

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Shingles: Shingles is part of herpes family of viruses so you don't need to be paranoid. You actually do have herpes. Herpes Zoster, specifically. The term Symp ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Cold sore, or oral herpes, will not cause low back pain. Initial infection with herpes can cause fevers, but back pain and fevers are more likely to ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get tested: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatmen ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not herpes: Recrurrent genital herpes doesn't cause enlarged lymph nodes. This happens from herpes only once, during the intitial infection, and in that case ther ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
The other way around: The question should be, "why should one test for genital herpes," instead of "why should one NOT test for genital herpes?" A doctor will test for it i ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
It can: If you are describing oral herpes, it usually festers and generates a clear liquid which is the transmittable phase. There are treatments for this co ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Herpes sores: Yes...Herpes sores can bleed depending on the stage of the vesicles. Herpes is also very contagious, especially at this stage. Please see your periodo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Even after the blisters have healed, viral shedding is possible. The chance of spreading herpes due to this shedding is very low if direct skin conta ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: That is the normal healing sequence with herpes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Source: Abscesses are pus filled and usually bacterial while herpes is a viral problem.

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