A 53-year-old female asked:
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can you get recurrence of shingles? had it 3 yrs ago at age 50. now have back problems into pelvic area same as i had 3 yrs ago but no rash.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: In fact, recurrences are common. Ask your physician whether immunization might help.
Answered on Dec 23, 2018
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: May yet show up
Answered on Dec 23, 2018
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