hello,i am a 30 year old male. last year in february i had a cold sore, hsv1. at the end of december 2018 i had received both oral and genital sex with two different girls. at the end of january 2019, i started noticing little dots forming on my upper left thigh. these dots turned into zit like tiny blisters(almost 23 of them) almost in a 5inch line pattern, along with a rash. i felt a fever, fatigue, itchiness on the groin, nerve pain on my left side lower back, bum and left leg. i saw my family doctor feb13, too late to get it swabbed. she was suspicious. a week later i went to three other doctors and showed them what was left and pictures when it had scabbed over, all three thought it was more likely shingles. what’s your opinion? i have photos if you’d like to take a look.
It is possible that you were infected with HSV 1 both orally and genitally. I seriously doubt that this is shingles. I think many clinicians are unaware that genital herpes lesions can present anywhere from waist to knee. However, it could be something else entirely. And there is no way to clear this up through antibody testing because eventually you will be positive for HSV 1 (even in an IgG test misses it) and a positive antibody test does not tell you where you are infected, only that you are infected. You know you are infected because you had a cold sore. Sorry, we don’t do photos here . If you get these again, you need to go right in and get a swab test done to get clarity about what they area.
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