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 Post subject: symptoms below navel?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:50 am 

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my male friend just had a pimple about 3 inches below his navel with tiny red spots nearby. It went away and then had a red spot below that one.Could this be h2 ? I'm terrified if it is. I take meds daily and mostly use condoms. I know you can't diagnose over the computer but I guess I'm looking for some answer. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:48 am 
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Hi caribou,

Yeah, difficult to offer speculation about symptoms but we can tell you that genital herpes outbreaks typically occur in the area a small pair of shorts might cover, and the sores can mimic other skin conditions. No way to really tell from a description if what you saw was herpes; can't rule it out but it could easily be due to something else, too. Short of a test (swab from an active lesion or a type-specific HSV-2 blood test) you can only guess.

Sorry I don't have more to offer, but hope that helps anyway.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:48 am 

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I didn't tell you that he said he had slight itching a few days prior to his outbreak, also the pimple was on a reddish circle. This must be it or could it still be something else? I've looked at dozens of photos on the internet but still can't tell for sure.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:49 am 

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bottom line is he should've been seen. at this point, too late if indeed this is herpes going on.

is this herpes? it could be but odds are it's something else going on. most skin issues will start out with itching first.

betsy

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:21 am 

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well it seems his pimple didn't go away as of last week, it is healing now and the dark red spot about 1/8 in. diameter is still there. I am REALLY scared now!Could it still be something else?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:27 am 

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As we already said, it could be many things. he needed to have been seen promptly for proper evaluation and if he wasn't, too late now.

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