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A 19-year-old female asked:

two small white oval shaped cuts in the crease of the buttcheeks above the anus after stretching the area. they don't bleed or weep. is this herpes?!

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely: Herpes usually presents with burning, itching vesicles on a reddish base. Not as white oval marks that appear after stretching. Leave these alone and they should heal.

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