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Does this look like herpes? It’s at the top of my pelvic region. It’s like right where my jeans or sweatpants waistline would sit (like low rise jeans or just slightly low sweatpants). I thought it might be an ingrown hair but I received some hsv2 equivocal results that I just got retested for so ive been on high alert for any change in my genital region. 3158566F-FA33-4853-BED3-E32B986FFA21.jpeg.e0fd74851b0582e17c42570f51fe347f.jpeg
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