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I had anal sex with another male two weeks ago. i also shaved my anal

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i had anal sex with another male two weeks ago. i also shaved my anal area, and ride bikes long distances--sometimes without washing bike shorts. about 2 days after sex i had 3 painful red bumps aound on my ass, not near the anus but in the circle of hair around where i had shaved.
i didn't look at these bumps, just scratched and picked at them until they turned into sort of deep ulcers. i have used bacitracin, and they seem to be getting smaller but not crusting over. they are now pink scarlike circles with hard white centers. herpes?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there, Deep ulcer formation from the bumps and that are painful can be genital herpes. Quite possible since it is within the expected incubation period as well. Hence, I will suggest you to get it confirmed by sending out a herpes culture or PCR from the ulcer swab. This can be staphylococcal infection as well --a skin bacteria which can become virulent sometimes. I will also suggest a full STD panel as well. That should be repeated again after 8 week for more accuracy ( HIV especially). Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****