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Shingles or herpes on scrotum, how to tell difference?

Shingles or herpes on scrotum, how to tell difference?

Probably heroes: I have never seen shingles on a scrotum in 35 years of practice. Shingles occur along nerve distribution usually along the ribs, face, and hip areas. You most likely have herpes. See your doctor to look at them and can get a heroes blood test ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Shingles or herpes on scrotum, how to tell difference? It's only on the left side of his scrotum. It's also on the left side of his buttocks.

Shingles or herpes on scrotum, how to tell difference? It's only on the left side of his scrotum. It's also on the left side of his buttocks.

Probably shingles: Herpes zoster (shingles) sounds much more liikely. Genital herpes typically dosn't involve either buttocks or scrotum, especially both. Singles rash is usually more severe, more pain and more sores turning into black scabs. Lab testing can confirm which virus is responsible, and you also need a prescription for treatment. See your doctor ASAP; treatment most effective the sooner it's started. ...Read more

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Small red blood spec on scrotum, herpes?

Small red blood spec on scrotum, herpes?

Herpes simplex: Possible, but not likely. Need to see this to be sure. Show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Protect sex two weeks ago. 2 linear marks between leg and scrotum for 10 days. No pus no crust and was painless. They are not visible today. Herpes?

Protect sex two weeks ago. 2 linear marks between leg and scrotum for 10 days. No pus no crust and was painless. They are not visible today. Herpes?

Still not herpes: This is virtually the same as another question a few days ago. Same answer: not herpes. Herpes would not cuase "linear marks", and herpes skin lesions cannot look pretty much the same for 10 days. By that time they would be mostly scabs and healing. Probably these marks have nothing to do with your recent sexual contact. See doctor if you remain concered about them. ...Read more

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Hi my scrotum has been red for over 4 months & itchy. I got tested for yeast, suphilis and herpes came back -. Fungus creams don't help. What is it?

Hi my scrotum has been red for over 4 months & itchy. I got tested for yeast, suphilis and herpes came back -. Fungus creams don't help. What is it?

Rash: Red itchy scrotum. You need to see a dermatologist. You have been tested for multiple possibilities by someone who can actually examine you, and yet you expect that people who have not will diagnose this? See an expert and have this assessed professionally. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 18 days ago I now have a fungal like rash on scrotum the last 3 days ago but no sores or pain and light itch could it be herpes?

I had unprotected sex 18 days ago I now have a fungal like rash on scrotum the last 3 days ago but no sores or pain and light itch could it be herpes?

You: Stated fungal like. If you are correct then it is not herpes. However with unprotected sex you need full evaluation for STDS and practice safe sex ...Read more

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I have what looks like stretch marks by my scrotum and leg. I had protected sex and a week ago. Herpes? No bumps just red line-like rash.

I have what looks like stretch marks by my scrotum and leg. I had protected sex and a week ago. Herpes? No bumps just red line-like rash.

Not herpes: For sure this isn't herpes. Almost certainly it is no STD of any kind, and probably not from your recent sexual exposure. But see a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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I happen to notice a couple of zits around the scrotum its not herpes because I haven't had sexual relationships. My question is if this is normal?

I happen to notice a couple of zits around the scrotum its not herpes because I haven't had sexual relationships. My question is if this is normal?

Probably: Normal, but there is no way to tell without looking at them. Have your doctor examine the problem the next time you have a routine check-up. ...Read more

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Once I have a itchyrash on buttock, andred itchy scrotum, nothing in penis, I wasconcern itwas herpes, docsay itwashongus, should I beconcernwt herpe?

Once I have a itchyrash on buttock, andred itchy scrotum, nothing in penis, I wasconcern itwas herpes, docsay itwashongus, should I beconcernwt herpe?

See answer: Itchy, red dermatitis in genital area and creases of the groin, lower abdominal skin folds, and buttocks most commonly fungal/yeast in origin. Herpes, often acquired without signs or symptoms, typically appears as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum, or mouth which break and leave painful sores that may take 2-4 wks to heal. Screening for std advised in all sexually active adult. ...Read more

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Two small painless red marks. Had for a week& half. Between my leg/scrotum area. Nothing on penis just this. Chance of this being a first herpes outbreak?

Two small painless red marks. Had for a week& half. Between my leg/scrotum area. Nothing on penis just this. Chance of this being a first herpes outbreak?

Need to be tested: There are many conditions that could cause skin lesions in this area from in grown hairs. Infection, skin conditions and STD's. I recommend further evaluation and testing with a doctor. As for herpes testing...make sure they do blood work in addition to a swab. ...Read more

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I have fungal infection on my groun, and my scrotum itches, I've also had white bums on scrotum that itch, my scrotum tingles, could this be herpes?

I have fungal infection on my groun, and my scrotum itches, I've also had white bums on scrotum that itch, my scrotum tingles, could this be herpes?

Not herpes.: What you are describing doesn't sound like herpes. Herpes typically presents as a cluster of blisters that develop at the same time. The skin is typically itchy or painful before the blisters develop, then the blisters come. The fungal infection in your groin and scrotum may require a stronger antifungal. The Betamethasone combination you are using may spread the fungus and make it worse. ...Read more

Scrotum (Definition)

Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more