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Stewart Gibson

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Stewart Gibson

Hey guys,

This is my first time on this forum, ive been looking around a lot, and Im just here to ask a question. about 2 weeks ago i started to get this weird rash in my groin area, and its just been getting worse and worse. they are like little red acne pimped that turn into sores or something. I do not think it is herpes, becuase there was no sexual intercourse that would have given it to me, but im not entirely sure. There is nothign in my genital area, just directly above the pubic area and thats it. There are a couple on my stomach too. I researched a little bit and i think it might be Folliculitis, but once again , I have no idea. I have finals this week so i have been way to busy to study to go see a doctor about this. I just want to know what you guys think.

so, do you think this is herpes?

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buckeyegirl222

my roommate has Folliculitis on her legs, and it looks really similar to this... plus i dont know how high the chances are of you contracting herpes without sexual intercourse unless someone rubbed themselves all over your stomach lol. but yeah im not an expert by any means but i do know it looks like Folliculitis

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Stewart Gibson

well i have had sexual intercourse a couple weeks back but i used a condom and everything, but i havent had the other symptoms of herpes like swelling of lymph nodes or whatever and the fever like feeling, and the tingling of legs or anything. im just freaked out right now.

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ginnyp

Not everybody has all the symptoms. Fever, tingling, not everybody gets that. I don't know what your sores look like, but to be sure you should visit a doctor and have a blood test done when you have time. Using a condom is NOT 100% effective, and it's less effective for men. So even though this could be something else, and hopefully you can get to a doctor in time to find out, you should get the blood test done for hsv to be safe and sure.

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