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hey looking for advice

Hi, ok so about a week ago I noticed a itch near my genitals, more or less my thigh. Then about 4-5 days ago I developed a sore that hurt, seemed to pop and is no contracting. It looks like a ulcer on my inner thigh. I'm not too sure what to do and also does this seem like to anyone out there.

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chp

how long did the itch last? if it really looks like an ulcer and its worrying you, get it looked at. its the only way you will know. go asap

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RealisticGal

Right. Nobody here can tell you the answer. The only way you can have a chance of getting a proper diagnosis is to have the sore cultured while it is still relatively fresh. With it being over a week old, it may already be too late for that.

You can still get a blood test done, however. A type specific IgG-based test for both HSV1 and HSV2 is what you need.

If you have had sex within the last 4 to 6 months, a negative blood test right now could be "false," due to testing too soon. If you get a negative blood test now, you would need to retest if you've had sex within that time frame.

You could also discuss it with previous intimate partners.

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