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Gynecology

Herpes

11/24/2008

Question:

I have an inflamation on my lower back near my back side, and it does not go away, is that a form of herpies? and is it safe for my partner?

Answer:

Unfortunately your symptoms are too vague to determine whether or not it is Herpes. If it is, it is not the same type of herpes that causes genital infections. It would be the form of Herpes virus that causes chickenpox. Only a detailed exam can tell for sure.

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated