Sorry I saw that herpes questions should be posted here and not in STDs forum. Sorry about that...
I've always had times in my life where if I had diarrhea and wiped too much, too hard that my anus would become irritated, etc. and eventually go away. However this time around I feel like its lasting a bit longer. So of course, my anxiety ridden self thinks its a broader issue. It seems every time i wipe (i use soft toilet paper), it sets me back.
I had an encounter 9 weeks ago, but don't recall having an initial herpes outbreak. 1 week after there were 2 red bumps that were painful but it wasn't herpes looking because if it was, it would have made me go bonkers and i don't recall being that worked up. Sometimes I get pimple looking spots on the lips in some places, I'm not sure if this is HSV1 or whatever.
My question is, could this chafing actually be herpes? Do initial outbreaks happen on/in the anus? There have been pimple like appearances on my buttocks as well but nothing clustered. There is an area thats slightly clustered but they're small red dots that look like pimples.
And if somehow someway those red dots were the initial outbreak, what are the chances a recurring one happens on/in the anus or on the buttocks.