STDs Expert Forum
Red spots on butt cheek
About This Forum:

The STD Forum is intended only for questions and support pertaining to sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV/AIDS, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, human papillomavirus, genital warts, trichomonas, other vaginal infections, nongonoccal urethritis (NGU), cervicitis, molluscum contagiosum, chancroid, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). All questions will be answered by H. Hunter Handsfield, M.D. or Edward W Hook, MD.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Red spots on butt cheek

I have 2 red spots show up on my buttox about 7 days ago.  They didn't hurt and are about 2 inches away from each other.  The smaller one went away in about 3 days and now it is just red and dry where the spot was. The other, larger one, at first didn't hurt but started to itch a little bit.  It felt firm for a while but keeps getting smaller and is now almos flat.  It was tender to the touch the past 3 days but doesn't hurt anymore and I barely notice it is there.  It looks dry on the top or it.  Could this be genital herpes?  I've never had any symptoms before.  This would be the first time that I've had anything like this on my buttox or anywhere for that matter.  If this isn't herpes, what else could it be?
Related Discussions
239123_tn?1267651214
Obviously I cannot say what the lesions are without seeing them.  There is nothing in your description that particularly suggests herpes.  Probably the most likely explanation is pimples.  But see a provider if they persist or recur, or if you otherwise remain concerned.

HHH, MD
4 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Do people have first genital herpes outbreaks on their butt?  Is this possible?
Blank
239123_tn?1267651214
The truly first outbreak almost always involves the genitals or anus.  But that can be asymptomatic.  Later recurrences on the buttocks could occur, and could be the first symptom someone notices.

Only 2 spots 2 inches apart is atypical for HSV infection.  I doubt you have herpes.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
One more question...

Would herpes blisters heal at different times if they occured at the same time?  
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
239123_tn?1267651214
H. Hunter Handsfield, M.D.Blank
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
300980_tn?1194933000
Edward W Hook, MDBlank
University of Alabama at Birmingham
,
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank