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I am male and in my late 20s. I had unprotected sex with a girl 4 days ago. Prior to that no sex of any kind in more than a year. 2 days after having sex, I began to feel tingling in my groin area and also in my legs. This feeling is akin to razor burn or if you had a strong mint/menthol cream rubbed everywhere down there. My appetite has decreased and although I don't think I have a fever, I do feel somewhat fatigued and have general malaise. The last 2 days my groin lymph nodes have been swelling up and there's some general discomfort down there. Today I had a few pains in my lower back (by the 2 kidneys) but they went away.
I have not seen any lesions/blisters at this point and so far urination is unaccompanied by pain or discharge.
I read online that these are consistent with herpes and needlessly to say I am worried. Thanks for your help.
since you had unprotected sex, you can follow up with proper testing at the proper times. you can test for chlamydia, gonorrhea and ngu anytime after 1 week post encounter. syphilis after 6 weeks. herpes, hiv and hepatitis after 3 months.
should you get any obvious lesions before the 3 month mark, be seen for a proper exam.
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