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I just got out of an 8 year relationship in which I have had unprotected sex with this partner for years since we only been with each other the whole time. On Saturday morning at 7am I had sex with a new partner and used a condom but at the end i noticed that the condom broke. I woke up that same day around 11:30am and noticed a slight burning sensation and irritation around the tip of my penis. As the day progressed I continued to feel a slight burn. The next day (Sunday) it continued and i noticed some small red dots around the urethra? My question is if this could be signs of Herpes even though the symptoms appear almost immediately? Can it be possible that it is an allergic reaction to the condom being that i havent used one in 8 years of so? What is my next stepped to ensure the correct diagnoisis. Any feedback you may have I will greatly appreciate.
you can get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea 1 week post encounter. syphilis any time after 6 weeks. herpes and hiv any time after 3 months. I'd wait until about midweek and if you are still having symptoms, be seen then for an exam and urine testing. if you have contracted herpes, you'll have far more obvious symptoms by then that can be cultured too.
the risk of herpes from a one time mostly protected encounter is pretty low.
Thanks Grace. Do you think if it was herpes I would see feel these symptoms that fast? It current been two full days now since the encounter and it still burns and the area is a little redder and inflamed? I'm praying that it is an allergic reaction to the condom or something not STD related. I also spoke with the partner and she stated that she is 100% certain I had nothing to worry about but you know how that can go as I know people can have it and not know it.
First I want to apologize for not properly following directions. As you requested I relisted my new post onto this one. I thank you in advance for your input.
Is this Herpes, please help!!!
by seanjean21, 1 hour ago
Could this be Herpes, Please Help.
by seanjean21, 17 hours ago
About 6 weeks or so I had protected sex with a new sex partner but the condom broke. I have since continued to have sex with this partner 3 more times with the last one being completely unprotected. After our very first sexual encounter (with protection but condom breaking) I noticed a burning/tingling sensation on my Urethra almost immediately within the next day/couple hours. Also my penis head was really red and looked like a rash around the tip. I thought it might of been due to an allegic reaction to the spermicide in the condom since i have never used a condom with that before. A couple days later 2 or 3 days or so I had a very sore throat in which it was very difficult to swallow anything. Its been 6 weeks now and I still feel a burning sensation though some days it burns more than others with other days not hurting at all. My last sexual encounter was exactly a week ago and that was the one that was completely unprotected. Even before then the past 4 weeks I've been noticing little red spots on my penis head which come and go within a day or two but with new ones showing up right after. Now I noticed that i have one right underneath my penis head (i am uncircumsized) in the foreskin area that is like a zit meaning having a white head. As of right now this is the first one that has appeared that way and I am sure that I will go crazy here looking for more. All the reading online has been pointing to herpes. So I would greatly appreciate your opinion on this.
Do you think given all the symptoms and time frame that it is herpes (still have slight burning sensation around urethra)? 2nd I've read that once these spots begin to appear it takes 1 to 2 days for them to blister followed by more of them showing up and worsening, is this true and if so why hasnt it happened to me yet as i have several noticable red spots appear. Lastly I also had unprotected Oral with this person (given and received), could it be possible to get herpes 2 on my lips/face (i have had a cold sore before as a child and teen)?
Sorry for the long post but any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks however the question that Grace answered was from a question I had many weeks ago. My last post was to basically explaining the past 6 weeks and what I have been experiencing. I am seeing a doctor about these symptoms this week and hopefully have some answers as to what's going on.
Hi Grace, I went to STD clinic and got checked out. I didn't have any symptoms showing but reommended to give me a herpes1&2 blood check and also a gonorrhea and chlaudimia test as well. I tested positive for Herpes 1 which I thought I would since I have had cold sores in my teens. All others tested negative including herpes 2. I requested the test that you typically suggest which was the igg but they didn't offer it there. They think it is irritant balanitis. Does anything from my earlier post possibly suggest genital herpes?
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