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i have one big raised bump in my pubic area and one or two small bumps but not in clusters what are the chances that this is herpes?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Doubt herpes, but...: This is not likely to be herpes, which generally does not cause sores in hairy areas, especially with the intitial HSV infection. And herpes rarely causes a "big raised bump" anywhere. I'm betting on pimples or folliculitis. But if you remain concerned, or if herpes seems possible because you are at risk for STD (e.g. new or unsafe partner), see a doctor or clinic. Better safe than sorry!

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Is it possible to have itchless herpes?

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Is gerpes type 1 bad?

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Do herpes have a foul fishy smell during outbreaks?

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How can you tell if you have herpies?

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Are all types of herpes related?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Yes: They are all members of the herpesvirus family. There are 8 human herpes viruses and many many different animal herpesviruses. Except for herpes b, a old world macaque virus, none of the animal herpesviruses spread to people.

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