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is this shingles? or something else? pictures included
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is this shingles? or something else? pictures included

I am trying to figure out what these bumps/sores are, on my inner right thigh. it began with me at work, and i started to notice pain when i walked. i went to the bathroom, inspected my inner thigh (near my groin) and noticed a cluster of bumps. i had my girlfriend buy me gauze and wrap, and i wrapped it around my leg. the wrapping helps cushion the bumps against other things, so it is slightly helpful. but i started to worry because they werent going away or getting better.

my symptoms were intense burning/poking. i went to a lab and got blood tested for genital herpes, and both came out negative. ive been with the same girlfriend in a monogamous relationship for 3 years, but i had maybe thought the herpes was just dormant. now im thinking it might be shingles. the first cluster came about 4-5 days ago. then started to notice another smaller cluster about 4 inches down. then, an area again, around 4 inches near, started to itch..but just a slight red rash was there. well, the second cluster is VERY itchy/burny right now, and has raised up (and looks to be blistering?), and the third cluster is started to form. the first original cluster, is very slowly seemingly getting better.

what could this be? i thought maybe herpes..because what i have i feel like was genital herpes. but since it wasnt, it must be shingles? im 23, male, and had chicken pox before. others say it doesnt really look like shingles.

here are pics:
http://postimg.org/image/vyjpoqspt/ this is the second day of the first cluster
http://postimg.org/image/i10b7wi6x/ this is the FIFTH day of the FIRST cluster. see the difference?
http://postimg.org/image/6ag1hzybl/ day five of the second cluster
http://postimg.org/image/7x8xe1man/ day five of the third cluster


what is going on in my body!?
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im sorry that the links are not a direct easy click. however, its the full link. if you can just copy and paste, theyll link right to the picture. sorry about that.
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