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I have never had herpes and am concerned about two marks I have found right at the bottom of my sacrum. they do not seem like blisters and do not itch but they have been there for two days and I'm starting to worry. they seem like scabs almost like a rug burn. They don't cause me any pain and I only notice them when I see them. could this be herpes?
have you ever been tested for herpes before to know your status?
bottom line is - if you are concerned about these symptoms, be seen for a proper exam.if these are scabbed, too late for a lesion culture but you can follow up with a type specific herpes igg blood test 3 months after you last had sex.
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