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No, this does not look like herpes, though the appearance can be variable, particularly if the area has been abraded or scratched.
Was it originally a bubble-like lesion with clear fluid?
I still don't think this is herpes. That is usually marked by clusters of small vesicles (bubbles) that hurt or burn. If you want to rule this out, you can ask your doctor to check your HSV2 titers. This is a blood test that tells you if you have been exposed to the genital herpes virus. Otherwise, you might consider a boil or infected gland as the cause of this lesion. This is pretty common, especially in those that shave the area. These lesions usually have pus and/or blood within them.
The test for HSV2 is not part of routine blood tests, unless you discussed the possibility with your doctor. That said, if the blood was drawn recently, your doctor can add the test to those already ordered. Otherwise, he would need to arrange for another blood draw.
Try putting a little antibiotic ointment (e.g. polysporin) on it for a few days. It should heal up pretty quick.
You're welcome. Take care.
No, I don't...but I can't say for sure based only on the picture. You would need to have it examined in person, with the blood test as possibly confirmatory.
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