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hx of anal fissures with constipation it flares up. but i've had two episodes of pain burning more intense at skin and low vaginal. tested - forherpes?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not herpes: Herpes outbreaks of the anal area can mimic anal fissures. But the vast majority of anal fissures have nothing to do with herpes. If "Tested -" means you had a negative blood test for HSV, then you can be 100% certain your fissures have nothing to do with herpes.

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