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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Virus: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, or chickenpox. It usually takes a dermatomal pattern, so having isolated genital shingles wou ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
33 years experience Gastroenterology
See doctor : indeed herpes virus may be underlying cause for both, but there may be other causes underlying her “genital outbreak” and both of you should practice ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Dermatomal Rash: Generally shingles follow a dermatomal path meaning follow the path of a spinal nerve exiting the spine. Genital herpes stays around the mouth, groin ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not related: Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus i or ii. Shingles is caused by the "chicken pox" virus, which is also a herpes virus (herpes zoster) ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hatch
47 years experience Endocrinology
Shingles is dermatom: Shingles is caused by herpes simplex virus type 3. Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 and less commonly type 1. Type 1 and 2 ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
The virus involved..: Herpes virus related breakout on genitals is referred to herpes type ii (hsv-2), not simplex ( type i, hsv-1, which is usually face/lips). Shingles is ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
Not related: Shingles, or herpes zoster, is caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Genital herpes is caused by the h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes: If it looks like shingles and is on your genitals, it is much more likely to be herpes. So you doctor to have it checked.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: Shingles is moat often attributed to the chicken pox (hsv family), not genital (hsv2). Dr can test, if indicated for clarification.
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