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Does this sound like Herpes?

I had a relationship with a woman for about a month without any negative effects.  I always used protection.  I met up with her again last Sunday July 22nd, a month has passed since we had sex, and she told me that she has not slept with anyone since me.  We had sex and as always I used protection.  On Tuesday, I noticed a small red area about the size of a pencil eraser on the left side of my scrotum.  It was red and day by day the redness has subsided.  Today, exactly a week later, it is still a red.  It is smooth, no raised bumps, not weeping any fluid, just red.  It does not itch very much, and I have left that area alone.  I know that a person can go crazy online trying to figure out what they may have if anything.  I am wondering if there is a possibility that I may have picked up Herpes.  I am not sure how often Herpes affect the scrotum, which is why I am asking you.  I know that from what I have read that Herpes can appear from 2-20 days, but I am pretty scared and am looking for insight.  Maybe it’s that I am deathly scared to get an incurable disease.  

Here is what I am wondering.

   1. How hard is it to pick up Herpes with a latex condom?
   2. Does Herpes usually affect the scrotum?
   3. Does it start out as a rash like mine in just one area or does it go right to bumps/blisters?
   4. Do my symptoms sound like Genital Herpes?
   5. Does this sound like Syphilis or any other STD?
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1.  Hard, but not impossible in the areas the condom doesn't cover.
2.  It can appear anywhere in the "boxer shorts" area.  That's not say "usually" though.
3.  Usually a rash that develops blisters over a couple of days. Not usually a rash that's just red for a week.
4. Not really.
5. Not really.

The best way to know is to have yourself looked at by a doctor.  But if I had to put money on it, I'd definitely bet against herpes.
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Thanks for the input.  Anyone else?
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I'm betting against herpes too but I'm also with still hurting - go see a doctor to find out what is going on so you can stop worrying.

Condoms aren't 100% protection for hsv transmission but they do help. Yes you can have lesions on the scrotum.

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