STDs Expert Forum
first symptoms
About This Forum:

The STD Forum is intended only for questions and support pertaining to sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV/AIDS, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, human papillomavirus, genital warts, trichomonas, other vaginal infections, nongonoccal urethritis (NGU), cervicitis, molluscum contagiosum, chancroid, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). All questions will be answered by H. Hunter Handsfield, M.D. or Edward W Hook, MD.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

first symptoms

I had unprotected intercourse with a friend, within 8 hours I started having erritations towards the end of my penis in the urethra.  No pain, no discharge, she had no symptoms.  She was tested and everything was fine, clean as can be.  I was tested, was placed on Azithromycin while we waited for results, Results neg.  Then Doxycycline for a week, still have erritation.  Are there stds that present symptoms in less than 8 hours, and wouldnt the meds Ive take clear just anything up?  Thanks for your tme
Related Discussions
239123_tn?1267651214
Whatever is going on isn't an STD.  No infection can cause symptoms that start only 8 hours after exposure.  (Of course, if you caught urethritis before that exposure--say if you had another sexual exposure several days earlier--you could have an STD, just not acquired when you thought.)  Had you been my patient, I would not have treated you without testing.  But the fact that your symptoms didn't get better on doxy or azithromycin is further evidence they aren't due to any infection.

Follow up with your provider if the symptom persists.  But don't worry about STD as the cause.

Good luck--  HHH, MD
5 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Greetings,
I completely understand your concerns and I hope I can offer some insight while you wait for the doctor's response. I have had similar symptoms to what you describe and have read in this forum, and/or been told ( see " Am I spinning my wheels" post on 8/16) that there is NOT an STD that presents itself within 8 hours.
Without talking for the physician, It may be some sort of irritant, spermacide,..etc, that is causing your symptoms.
Be well
OverA
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
there was litlte no chance of exposure prior to the sysmptoms first starting, It had been several weeks, at least 8, since my last sexual experience.   With this situation, we had sex in the early afternoon, and by 8 that night I started noticing the erritation.
Blank
239123_tn?1267651214
Therefore, your symptoms cannot be due to an STD.

HHH, MD
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thank you for the assistance
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
239123_tn?1267651214
H. Hunter Handsfield, M.D.Blank
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank