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Please help me with this. I was told that I have hsv 1 and 2 based on my IGg and IGm. I had an outbreak of it on my lip about 7-8 weeks ago, nothing there since. Recently, there's been some itching or maybe slight discomfort near my groin and anus, but I don't really see anything at all there. I see a few small bumps but nothing "typical" as I've read about. They aren't red, and to date, they aren't painful at all. They havent evolved into Ulcerations etc. There hasn't been flulike symptoms or anything related to that matter.

I'm going to the doctor soon but based on your experiences, is it possible to have an Ob down there like this? Or is this just my own paranoia?

What am I supposed to feel and see if there is an Ob down there?!


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Herpes lesions do not always follow the "classic" format.

They can be atypical.

They are often mistaken for other conditions such as: jock itch, yeast infection, ingrown hairs, bug bites, poison ivy or other type of rash, paper cuts, cracks, fissures, pimples, etc.

The only way to have a chance of finding out what is causing your symptoms in that area, is to get them swabbed for a culture test or PCR. It needs to be done while the sores are very fresh.

If possible, it would be best to have that done where the providers are familiar with HSV, such as an STI clinic.


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