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How large are the bumps?
Are they firm? Mobile? soft? Painful?
Any blood noticed in your stool or on your TP?
Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?
Do you engage in anal sex?
From what you have posted it sounds like they could be an area of folliculitis
These are, for lack of a better way of saying it, infected hair roots near your anus.
Many times you can treat them by warm water baths, cleaning well with soap and hot water, sometimes a topical antibiotic and, if possible "poping" them
From what you have posted and how you described them I do not think it is herpes.
Anal warts, however, is a possibility. These can show up in anyone....no anal sex needed :(
Could also be small, hard hemorrhoids if they are right in your anus area.
Another thought is that they are just skin tags......
The good news? A quick check by your MD will be able to tell you for sure.
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You won't catch her yeast infection.
I very, very much doubt it is herpes.
Why is it not herpes?
Herpes usually has pain associated with an outbreak. You would be uncomfortable. The lesions last about 10 days, they weep, and then crust over. They form open sores
Without anal sex, why would you have a herpes infection by your anus?
Nothing you have said is consistent with you having herpes......so. Don't worry. And remove Google from your browser lol!
They occur along the nerve tracks, usually where the infection occurred in the past or for the first time........once again, in your case, why would herpes be on your anus?
See. No crusting. No worry.
Some time you can get too much information.
I, truly, do not think what you are seeing around your anus is herpes.
You do not sound convinced.......
Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
You are right. At this point, I think you can rest easy, but once a MD looks at them and touches them, you can't know for 110% sure....but at least now you are going to the appointment armed with as much information as possible.
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