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Old 12-13-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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First Outbreak Herpes (or Shingles?)

Could this be a first outbreak of Herpes Simplex? Is that possible when I haven't had any sexual contact for more than 12 months.

4 days ago I had a terrible burning sensation, what felt like temperature and flu type symptoms, followed next day by redness, swelling, tenderness and an eruption of blisters on my bottom (in the line just above my anus), the blisters have now joined into one large blister.

I can't get to a doctor until after the weekend, and I am trying to sort my way through information first.

Does it sound like Shingles?

Anything I could be looking up?

I know no-one here can give a diagnosis, just looking for suggestions really so that I don't worry myself silly before I get to the doctors!

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Old 12-14-2008, 06:47 AM   #2
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Re: First Outbreak Herpes (or Shingles?)

anyone?

 
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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Re: First Outbreak Herpes (or Shingles?)

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Could this be a first outbreak of Herpes Simplex? Is that possible when I haven't had any sexual contact for more than 12 months.

4 days ago I had a terrible burning sensation, what felt like temperature and flu type symptoms, followed next day by redness, swelling, tenderness and an eruption of blisters on my bottom (in the line just above my anus), the blisters have now joined into one large blister.

I can't get to a doctor until after the weekend, and I am trying to sort my way through information first.

Does it sound like Shingles?

Anything I could be looking up?

I know no-one here can give a diagnosis, just looking for suggestions really so that I don't worry myself silly before I get to the doctors!
hi i can't tell you if its herpes or not but i can tell you that shingles and herpes 1&2 are 2 diffirent things shingles come later in live if you had chicken poxs as a child hope this helps good luck

 
Old 12-20-2008, 05:45 PM   #4
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Re: First Outbreak Herpes (or Shingles?)

i wouldn't think it would be shingles. Usually from what i remember it is usually on your lower torso. Although i had a coworker with a patch on her face. You don't have to have had sex recently to have a ob. You could have been exposed long ago and it remained dormant until a time you were under stress

 
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