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Wilmington, DE
A 16-year-old male asked:

if you have genitle herps how would a person get herpes in the anus?

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Dr. R. scott Thornton
Gynecology 42 years experience
Direct contact: Most likely through direct contact of skin that is affected by the herpes with the anal region, or through anal intercourse, or through oral to anal contact (rimming) with someone who has oral herpes.For more information www.Askyourgynecologist.Org.

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Hammond, IN
A 30-year-old male asked:

Can I get herpes from fingering her in the anus?

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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Possible: Herpes is transmitted by direct contact. The herpes virus can be shed from the surface of an infected individual to another, even when there are no visible sores. There usually needs to be a break in the skin on the receiving person as well to transmit the virus. A herpes infection that happens on a finger is called herpetic whitlow.
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What could be reason that my anal herpes are flaring up again?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Triggers?: Triggers for herpes can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, trauma or one's period.
Germany
A 21-year-old male asked:

Can you get herpes in anus if you don't have anal penetration? Anal intercource?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes: It is unlikely that you have herpes if you have no exposure. That doesn't mean you don't have a problem having open lesions or wounds on your anus. Please go see a physician.
Wilmington, DE
A 16-year-old male asked:

How does a person get herpes in there anus?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Usually from sex: Most likely anal intercourse.

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