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Can you get Shingles in your genital areas

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would you get shingles in a females genital area or would this be genital herpes?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 9 years ago.

Hello,

Shingles would not be confined just to the genital area. It would be on the lower abdomen around one side to the small of the back. You would need to see your health care provider for a diagnosis of genital herpes and a prescription to lessen the severity and duration of the symptoms.