Do My Symptoms Sound Like Herpes?

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Asked by tresa08

Do My Symptoms Sound Like Herpes?

Yesterday I had irritation with bumps at the top of my rear end, near the small of my back. I pushed my finger down on them and and they popped. The bumps are not sore now, did not leave a mark, and they have not come back. Could this be herpes? Can you get it from a transfer of fluids onto your skin?

Answer

It's hard to answer your question.   Usually with herpes the lesions release a yellow fluid and then begin to heal.   You can have the lesions typically occur in the vaginal or anal area. I'd recommend taking a test for herpes at your doctor's office (if you have not done so already.  Have the lab run a control "Western Bloe" test, or take the IgG and IgM tests. They are able to distinguish between recent or past exposure.

Here are some articles you might find useful in the meantime:

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Answered by Amy Hendel, P.A.