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gagnerocksmysox

Hi, about 2 and a half months ago I noticed I had begun developing red spots around my thighs (right next to my scrotum). They were (and are) right next to my genitals but not actually on them. I generally assumed this was herpes, even though I had only one sexual encounter prior to these spots. I used a condom, and the encounter was at least 8 weeks before I started showing symptoms. They are tiny red dots, some larger than the other. They occasionally fade, but within hours are replaced by new spots. I assumed they were herpes, but its been 2.5 months and they haven't gone away. Also, I have psoriasis and a history of skin issues.

Thanks for any help you may provide.

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regret

i doubt it if it is..if you worry about it, go to the dr and have your blood drawn to see if you do have it? i think its a skin issue

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kzun

I had jock itch that sounded like that before. I went to the dr. and told him I thought I had herpes. He looked at it, laughed, then geve me a perscription for some 60$ powder that cleared it up.

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rodharley
I had jock itch that sounded like that before. I went to the dr. and told him I thought I had herpes. He looked at it, laughed, then geve me a perscription for some 60$ powder that cleared it up.

this is one of the few times i'd feel great about someone laughing at me :cool:

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