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Nearly 5 weeks ago I recieved unprotected oral sex from a stranger in a drunken state. Big mistake. Within 24 hours, I had a tingle in the tip of the penis. Within 36 hours fatigue and muscle aches and pains started. Particularly in the buttocks. 4 days after the incident, I saw a dr. who prescribed me a z pack and cipro "just in case" as I was freaking out. He inspected me and things looked fine despite the symptoms. Symptoms continued so I went back, now 12 days since the incident and saw another dr. The tingling and stinging at the tip continued and the fatigue and aches were difficult to deal with. At this time the tip of penis is irritated and redder than usual. Dr inspected me again and said he saw nothing. Took urine samples and bloodwork for all std testing except herpes. All tests negative. At the 4 week and 3 day mark, symptoms continued so went back. Penis tip still irritated muscle aches, and fatigue is on and off. Symptoms are not always there, but sometimes they are, sometimes are they not. Dr inspected me and still sees nothing wrong. Noticed jock itch and fungus. I'm now near 5 weeks since the incident and the symptoms continue. No signs of lesions or blisters, but still irritated tip of penis and recurring symptoms. Does not hurt to urinate, but starting to get freaked out about herpes. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Hi Grace. I wanted to follow up and posted on STD board as I'm asking about both Herpes and STD's, but Vance said I need to post here. Apologies if I'm screwing this up by posting everywhere. I saw a urologist and they were clueless. Prostate exam came out fine I guess. They did urine culture and that turned out fine. Also had a urethral swab looking for bacteria and that came out fine. So at 10+ weeks I continue to have daily irritation / stinging on the penis tip and perhaps inside the urethra. Still no obvious lesions or blisters but the redness comes and goes throughout the day. Almost as if something causes a surge, then it fades back. Some days the symptoms are worse than others. I had one discharge a few weeks back but can't tell what it was. Some times when I look inside I see a cloudy fluid but doesn't come out. Any thoughts further thoughts on this? Thanks all for your kind input. This is really wearing me down mentally. Could this be a neverending outbreak with perpetual prodrome? Or perhaps fungal?
then if you test + for hsv1, no way to know if it's a newly acquired infection or not. don't be surprised if you do test + for hsv1 as most adults will do regardless if they can recall obvious cold sores or not in their past.
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