Do genital herpes occur on top of the skin or under the skin like a cyst?

I've looked at several pictures of herpes and they all appear above the skin. I have a lump that comes up about a week after I shave (but not always) it's not on top of the skin. It's more like a cyst being beneath the skin. If you have herpes, does this sound like herpes or something else? It's... show more I've looked at several pictures of herpes and they all appear above the skin. I have a lump that comes up about a week after I shave (but not always) it's not on top of the skin. It's more like a cyst being beneath the skin. If you have herpes, does this sound like herpes or something else? It's never a blister, never opens, and never dries or scabs. I am going to the health department to get blood tests. But I just want to know what everyone thinks.
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