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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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Is it possible for male to get herpes around anus without ever having anal sex? Felt itchy in the area for a week or two while ago now worried.

Is it possible for male to get herpes around anus without ever having anal sex? Felt itchy in the area for a week or two while ago now worried.

Yes, but...: Initial genital herpes almost always involves the site (s) directly exposed in sex, but recurrent herpes can be anywhere from waist to upper thighs, buttocks, etc, including the anus. But don't assume herpes from itching alone. Everybody gets anal itching from time to time (medical term pruritus ani) and herpes is an uncommon cause. For diagnosis, next time see a doctor ASAP when itching starts. ...Read more

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How can you get anal herpes? I am heterosexual, neverdo anal intercourse but I have open skin red, itchy, burns when wash, could it be herpes? Fungus?

How can you get anal herpes? I am heterosexual, neverdo anal intercourse but I have open skin red, itchy, burns when wash, could it be herpes? Fungus?

You need exam: At this point there will be little we can offer you until you sores are examined. In person. Today. Herpes is caught from skin or body fluid to skin contact. ...Read more

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About an inch above my anus is very red, itchy, burning with a smelly discharge. Doctor ruled out genital herpes after a swab test but now it is worse?

About an inch above my anus is very red, itchy, burning with a smelly discharge. Doctor ruled out genital herpes after a swab test but now it is worse?

Maybe a fistula: Could be a peri-anal fistula, which is a communication between the inside of the anus and the skin, thought it be caused by a small abscess on the inside. This is treated by a colorectal surgeon, and there are various techniques available. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The rash notlike ringworms is like little pimples but plane and red, itchy, no hurt, no liquid, no blisters, not penis only around the anus, herpes?

The rash notlike ringworms is like little pimples but plane and red, itchy, no hurt, no liquid, no blisters, not penis only around the anus, herpes?

See a doctor: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis, and even if they were this would have to be seen and examined. ...Read more

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No STD or herpes, but 4 or 5 red bumps in vaginal and anal area that burn when urinating. Also like 5 scabs on lower butt cheeks. Itchiness also.?

No STD or herpes, but 4 or 5 red bumps in vaginal and anal area that burn when urinating. Also like 5 scabs on lower butt cheeks. Itchiness also.?

Red itchy bumps: You may have some other infection e.g. a yeast infection and or possibly a scabies or pubic lice infestation. You need to be checked for these problems, especially if you are having a pubic lice problem or scabies that tend to burrow into the skin around these areas. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Yeast infection: Herpes does not spread. It us a cluster of very painful blisters. You have a yeast infection. You have already been told this. If you do not believe the doctors here please go have the rash examined by your physician in person. ...Read more

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I had herpes type 1 and 2 test which came negative. After 2 months I have itchy and mild testical pain. I'm worried any one please tell me what is wrong?

I had herpes type 1 and 2 test which came negative. After 2 months I have itchy and mild testical pain. I'm worried any one please tell me what is wrong?

Unrelated: The tests are likely unrelated to your symptoms. Take testicular pain seriously and get evaluated by your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What should I do about itchiness but not herpes outbreak?

What should I do about itchiness but not herpes outbreak?

See dermatologist: You should have the area examined to be sure there is nothing else occuring at the site. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Herpes blood test negative but still having itchy breakouts?

Herpes blood test negative but still having itchy breakouts?

Herpes simplex: You need to see a doctor. Have no idea without seeing these outbreaks what they may be. ...Read more

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Small pimple on foreskin that was itchy for a day now it's not wondering if I have herpes or not?

Not impossible: Sounds like you should use condoms until that "pimple" either gets friends (=herpes), or goes away (=still "might" be herpes, but less likely). As "the gift that keeps on giving, " if you've got it, you will see it flare up again. Could / should / ought to get checked @ std clinic / your dr / urgent care to be sure isn't herpes and check for anything else. ...Read more

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Are genital warts or herpes itchy?

Are genital warts or herpes itchy?

Not itchy: Neither genitalia warts or herpes lesions are usually itchy. Warts don't usually give any sensation. Heroes lesions are often painful, but not itchy. ...Read more

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What do itchy white bumps on a penis mean? Is it herpes?

What do itchy white bumps on a penis mean? Is it herpes?

Another disorder: Not herpes, but you should be seen to rule out other sexually transmitted disorders and get some relief. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more