did they do actual testing to diagnose shingles or was it a visual diagnosis only?
did you treat it initially?
at this point, I recommend being seen for a full work up. There is a condition called PHN that is common with shingles - if I recall it's half of folks who have a shingles ob experience it.
also considering the location, if it was a visual diagnosis of shingles only, seeking out a type specific herpes igg blood testing 3 months after you last had sex isn't a bad idea too to make sure this isn't really hsv2 and not shingles.
best of luck!
It was a visual diagnosis. I treated it within a day of seeing the scars.
The pain is very negligible and hence I havent bothered to go for further medication.
definitely due to your age a further work up is in order. it's unfortunate they didn't do a lesion culture when you have your initial symptoms :(