If the lesions appear to be the same, your herpes is most likely making an annoying disturbance for a reason that I cannot answer.
The herpes simplex virus comes in two forms: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
Herpes simplex virus type 2 cause genital herpes that lead to breakouts of genital sores.
However, even if an outbreak has not occurred for a long period of time or a person become perpetually asymptomatic, the individual is still a carrier of the virus and may still be contagious to others.
I have genital herpes and instead of having the outbreaks on my genitals, I usually get them on my right upper thigh. Also, when I do have an outbreak, I am extremely tired and feel very weak, is this normal? Thank you, Sue A herpes outbreak cannot be considered normal, but so far as your description goes, a herpetic infection might be expected to manifest itself in the ways you have described.
Statistically, approximately 80% of the infected individuals will suffer from a recurrent (secondary) outbreak within the first 6 months of the first episode.
On average, the number of recurrent outbreaks is 3 to 5 times a year depending on the general health of the patient.
Genital herpes can also form on the thighs, buttocks or around the anus for both genders.
After the appearances of the blisters, they break down into painful ulcers which tend to ooze fluid.
Additionally, if the infection is herpes type-2, one is also 5 times more likely to experience a recurrent outbreak than a person who is infected with herpes type-1.