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should I get tested

on monday I did a real dumb thing I got drunk and had sex with a sex worker we had sex for about 20 min oral and vaginal both times I was using a condom im really worried I might have an std I talked to her today and asked her if ahe had anything I should know about she said she test every 3 months she bad resently got out of jail2 weeks ago she assured me she was clean and never had gotten anything
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Welcome to the Forum. From the sounds of things there is no reason for concern related to the exposure that you have described.  The plain fact of things is that most commercial sex workers do not have STDs and most exposures to infected partners, even without protection, do not lead to infection. In your own case however, you are even safer than average in that you used a condom for both your oral and vaginal exposures.  Condom protected sex is safe sex.

Based on what you have described, I would not be concerned about this exposure and see no medical need for testing.  EWH
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Thankyou for your response thats what I thought but I let my conscience and guilt get the best of me.  I left the condom on and didnt take it of till I got home do you think this changes things? I forgot about it I was so nervouse
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No, leaving the condom on does not change things.  EWH
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Hi how are u doctor I have been waiting for time to pass but its just very hard to wait I just want to ask u a question about herpes. Just today when I came home from riding bikes with my dlughter I started to feel slight burning on my pelvic region just above my penis no red or nothing this alone gkt me started again what wkuld be the chance to get hdrpes I know that I havent seen a rash or blisters but does an ourbreak start with a burning sensation thanks doctor.
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No, the symptoms you describe are not suggestive of herpes. EWH
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I woke up this morning and I didnt have anything its anxiety related would u advice me to resume regular life with my fam my wife its almost been 4 weeks now, if I do an std screen on 4th week how realiable can this be would u resume regular life after what happened
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Yes, I would urge you to move forward without concern.  EWH
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Thanks doctor you have been a lot of help to make me more at peace I will move on with no further testing and enjoy my family
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Good morning doctor, I woke up this morning to pee and saw my penis head had a red rash even the skin rite below the head is red and itchy when I urinate it also burns a lil 5 days post exposure I did a gonohrrea and chlamydia test is can I rule thst out, I have not gone to the doc its very difficult to get out of work for me, can it be a yeast infection does it sound like anything its been 25 days since the exposure.
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A yeast infection could appear as you describe however, the only real way to find out what this is is to seek the opinion of a trained clinician who can examine you.  Believe your tests fro gonorrhea and chlamydia- this sounds nothing like those problems.  EWH
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Thanks doctor I will try to go rite now it looks like its going away rite now I did see white pigment like the one that sometimes acumulates under the head if it were herpes what can I look for or any other std.
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I saw that in the morning and it looks like thats were the red rash is at I washed it away
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Hey doc just updating u I checked rite noe and the redness has clearrd from the head of my penis the only thing that is red is the foreskin that was covering the head
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Good morning doctor. I know I have been very persistent with you im just a lil nervouse regarding the rash I am currently in my doctors office waiting to be seen by my doctor. Is their anything I should ask for any test or should I just show him the small redness that hasnt gone? If this were herpes if I am showing symptoms do you think a test would pick it up by now?
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If this were herpes, a culture or PCR test from the red spots would show it.  I am not worried that this is herpes.

No change in my assessment or advice

This will be my final reply,  EWH
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