Has anyone experienced herpes sores on their outer thigh--what might be called the "saddlebags" on the legs? The doctor today diagnosed shingles as the culprit. Blood tests pending until mid-week. No previous history of shingles, cold sores, or herpes. No sores on my genitals, though I am having vaginosis (I'm female). I've had sex with a new partner within the time typical for an initial outbreak. No fever, flu-symptoms.