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In the last few months, I've noticed that I've periodically gotten a few (one at a time) spots that appear to just be really bad pimples, either right below my belly button or on the top of my thigh. Each of them came and went in about 7-10 days. I have one right now that seems bigger and more painful than the others, and it is right on my thigh (basically under where front jeans pockets).

About 8 months ago, I had a few encounters with a girl who did have geneital herpes - there was never any intercourse involved, primarily her giving me oral sex and some dry humping (still with underwear on). However there would have been little contact from me to her genital area.

I have had intercourse with 3 different girls, all 3 times with a condom. 1 person I knew well and am relatively positive that they are clean, the other 2 I did not know very well. The 3rd person was just a week ago, and this pimple (at least I'm hoping it's a pimple) has appeared since then. I'm hoping it's ok to post a picture to it, because even though it's an ugly-looking pimple, I want to make sure that it doesn't look like herpes or signs of anything else. I'm planning on getting tested ASAP but I would appreciate any advice on whether this does just look like body acne or if it could be a sign of something worse.

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[ 01-13-2011, 11:59 PM: Message edited by: beach85 ]

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It sounds to me that it most likely acne related. The area around your navel an area where your pants waist line is and the area under your front pockets are common places where pants rub. This rubbing can cause irritated and/or ingrown hairs. I would recommend that you see your Dr. if they continue to concern you, keep getting worse, or return to the same spots. I would still recommend that you get tested for STIs for two reasons; mainly because anyone sexually active should and because you have had more than one partner.


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