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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

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Can sacral herpes start out like a mosquito bite - red, inflamed, itchy?

Can sacral herpes start out like a mosquito bite - red, inflamed, itchy?

Blisters: Herpes appears as small painful blisters. They are often itchy and irritated. Google the term herpes and you can compare images to what you are seeing on your back. Your doctor can also evaluate and test for it. ...Read more

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Are herpes more painful then they are itchy? And can they be on the top part of your thigh like by your knee and a above?

Are herpes more painful then they are itchy? And can they be on the top part of your thigh like by your knee and a above?

YES & YES: Herpes simplex, both oral and genital, are among the few rashes that HURT. Although most cases of Herpes occur around the lips (cold sores) and in the genital area, they can break out anywhere that there is a significant exposure and limited protection. Inflamed, chafed or irritated skin can be targets. However, since Herpes is less common on normal skin, see your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause a constant tingling/itchy/annoying feeling on the penis? Daily weird sensation. Not sure if it's just mental. Not diagnosed.

Not really: The symptoms of genital herpes only occur with an outbreak which should only last 5-7 days and are usually associated with small blisters that ulcerated and crust over. ...Read more

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Greetings I wonder if you please can help me identify the itchy dots on my penis? I've been tested for fungi and herpes with negative results.

Greetings I wonder if you please can help me identify the itchy dots on my penis? I've been tested for fungi and herpes with negative results.

Probably normal: A ring of tiny bumps around head of penis is perfectly normal & possibly more noticeable after sex. These are sometimes referred to as "pearly penile papules". Alternative would be to send a picture to our secure website for us to review. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchiness and irritation around the lower and outer part of my vagina. I also have a few cuts in the inside. Are those definet signs of herpes?

Itchiness and irritation around the lower and outer part of my vagina. I also have a few cuts in the inside. Are those definet signs of herpes?

Possible: It's possible that this could be a herpes outbreak but there may be other causes. Best thing to do is see your physician or a gynecologist for evaluation. A physician can collect cultures to determine if it's herpes and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I have cluster of sores pubic region. The skin around is rased and was itchy at first. Lph nodes swollen and hurt to the touch. Could this be herpes?

I have cluster of sores pubic region. The skin around is rased and was itchy at first. Lph nodes swollen and hurt to the touch. Could this be herpes?

Herpes: Yes, you could have herpes. See your doctor for antiviral medication like valtrex (valacyclovir). The symptoms of a genital herpes infection may last as long as six weeks, but the typical duration of an outbreak is three to fourteen days. ...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