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cincosoles
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I'm fairly certain these are hemorrhoids....

What are the hands-down symptoms of herpes, so far I'm pretty much match-for-match with hemorrhoid symptoms, but I still wonder if they are herpes? Since I guess they can feel similar??

I mean. I have never had anal sex, but my boyfriend will occasionally put his finger...up there....though I think if these were herpes I'd likely have them elsewhere, right? We kiss, he goes down on me, we have protected sex etc....The last time we were together wassss Mar 26th I think (whenever I posted about that condom slippage...geeee I'm becomming a regular). I started feeling discomfort gosh, maybe 3-4 days ago but it's gotten more noticeable today and yesterday.

I just flip when it comes to anything "down there"

I have some time tomorrow where I think I can sneak away to a planned parenthood and have them check it out just to make positive.

My real question is if you had anal herpes, with how contagious they are, wouldnt you have vaginal herpes too? Such close quarters...!

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Unfortunately, we are not Drs and we couldn't diagnosis anything over the internet. I agree with having them checked. Hemorrhoids generally don’t have blisters Here is an article that will help The STI Files: Herpes , otherwise the Dr can give you answers that are specifically geared to you and your situation. While you are there, I would recommend getting a full STI test if you haven’t had one recently.

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I got tested in December, with nothing showing up. I will go again in June since I started being sexually active with my bf in January. I'm heading to my doctor's this afternoon. THanks.
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Stephanie_1
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If your boyfriend has not been tested, you actually want to go ahead and test again, because it's been a month since you started having sex together.

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He has been and came back clean....or else we probably wouldnt be having sex right now. And I'd rather go at 3 or 6 month mark than going monthly....especially since anythinng like HIV can take longer to show up on a test. I'm responsible and get tested but monthly seems ridiculous, I don't have that kind of money. Aside, I've been on antibiotics for about three months now for other things, I'm pretty sure all the bacteria if there was any can no longer survive inside me.
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Just to be clear, I don't think Stephanie was suggesting you get tested monthly, only that since you two have been sexual together for a month now, it would make sense for both of you to get tested, and anything that might have gotten passed from one of you to the other (with the exception of HPV) should show up on tests by now.

Just FYI, you also don't likely need to get tested as often as every 3 months or even every six unless you are switching or adding sexual partners that often or more often than that.

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