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Herpes on buttocks from radiation

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Joined: Aug 2012

I have had herpes sores all over my left buttock for 6 weeks since the beginning of radiation.
They are not itchy, don't hurt, scab over, bleed, but never really heal. Has anyone else ever experienced that.


mp327's picture
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I doubt if these are herpes sores from radiation. I've never heard of radiation treatment causing this, as herpes is a virus that is passed from person to person. Have you had your radiation oncologist take a look at these? It may be just a normal skin reaction to the treatment, or it could be something else. If your rad onc can't help you, perhaps you should see a dermatologist.

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Joined: May 2011

My radiation oncologist checked me every week as well as my regular oncologist. Haven't you been seen? What do they say? I agree with Martha that this doesn't sound like herpes but any sores that don't heal in this amount of time should be addressed by someone knowledgeable. On the other hand, herpes outbreaks are sometimes triggered by stress and these treatments are stressful but a herpes outbreak shouldn't last this long. You must feel awful. I am so sorry. You are in my prayers.

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