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Hello, last September I got what appeared to be a pimple on my penile shaft, that I popped and it was just like a normal pimple. In a few days it went away like a normal pimple. Last night (about a year later) I got a pimple in the same spot. This time again it popped and is already going away. It is just ONE pimple, very unlike every picture I see online of what "normal" herpes looks like. Note that I have only seen this twice in a years time, so wouldn't herpes break out more often and wouldn't there be more than one pimple?
Outbreaks can vary where once or twice a year outbreaks can be completely normal. And yes you can have only one herpes lesion. At this point it's too late for a swab/culture, so at this point either get an IgG type specific blood test, or when you get another pimple be seen within 48 hours for a swab/culture (and don't pop it!)
Thanks! I guess my question is do normal herpe lesions pop like an ordinary pimple? Because this was a typical white head pimple that pops, and it appears from the pictures I have seen, that normal herpe lesions do not look (or act?) like this....
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