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A 20-year-old female asked:

Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak ?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possible: Genital herpes can cause outbreaks in the peri-anal area resulting in lesions, and possible itching, ..And especially if anal intercourse is performed.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
If you only have a herpes outbreak in your anus but never noticed a vaginal outbreak, can you still spread herpes through vaginal sex or just anal?
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I may have different information than Dr. Hebert offered. Here are the facts: one who is infected with herpes can be contagious through viral shedding whether they have a lesion or not. If your anal lesion is truly herpes you cannot get infected or be contagious in another spot.90% of those infected do not have outbreaks and can only know they are infected with a blood test.
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