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I had unprotected sex with a female 2 months ago for about for approx 15-30 min. Now as mentioned 2 months later, 3 days ago on Wed. 11/20 i developed a burning sensation on my inner thighs and pubic region and anus (but not uncomfortable). The sensation has decreased in the thighs and anus and no longer exists in the pubic region. I have had no breakout of any pimples or the such typically associated with HSV 2 or red areas/rash or any redness or pimples on my inner thigh region or penis and no burning when i pee either now going on day 3.
I contacted the female and informed her of the issue who told me she never had issues prior to our encounter or since. I am not naive as I know this doesn't exonerate her from having it or lying for that matter but want to point it out. Not that they are professionals but my parents looked at the areas as well and saw no discoloration or pimples or signs of abnormal skin.
I have scheduled an exam to see my physician for next week and blood test but for piece of mind want to get a second opinion of what could cause this. I was in Chicago for those 2 months and drove back to LA where I currently reside, and only now after being back for a week have experienced this.
Could you please explain what your opinion is on this? Thank you for your help.
You're right, not much at all to indicate herpes as an issue.
Otherwise I don't really know how to help. Describing a burning isn't that clear. Is it on the skin's surface or deeper in the tissue or muscles? Is it like sunburn all over or prickly hot pins? Are you stressed over anything above average levels at present?
I would say it feels more like prickly hot pins versus a sunburn particularly when the thighs touch. its just centralized in one spot the same on both sides. I have been unemployed for a 3 months so a bit stressed about that.
Also let me ask as a side note, if it was herpes would the soars appear simultaneously as the burning?
Burning sensations in the genital area could certainly be an indication of herpes, since not everyone has a raging primary infection. In fact, most people who contract the virus have mild or no symptoms, which is why 90% of HSV+ folks don't realize they are carrying the virus.
However, your symptoms could also be caused by other things. I do think it's a good idea to get an IgG type-specific blood test right away. Be aware, however, that 2 months may not have been enough time to develop enough antibodies to return an accurate result. In that case, the recommendation would be to get tested again 4 months following exposure.
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