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Anal herpes or fissure?

9 days ago I received unprotected oral sex from a promiscuous woman. I was so stressed and worked up during the entire event I lasted less than a minute before ejaculating in her mouth. I have been worried sick and watching any symptom on my penis that looks out of place. Today after having a bowel movement I noticed some small traces of blood on my toilet paper but nothing noticeable in the stool itself. After lots of research I am now worried after learning that herpes can show up in anywhere in the “boxer area”. It does not itch but feels a bit uncomfortable sitting in certain positions. I attached a photo in which I apologize for the graphic photo. I am going to set up an appointment with a doctor this week to get further evaluated. What type of doctor should I see? Also is it clear from the pictures that this could be an anal fissure? Or does it look more like herpes?
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Sorry I can't figure out how to post a photo on this thread...
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Most of the time, when you see small amounts of blood on toilet paper after a bowel movement, it's hemorrhoids, which would explain the discomfort while sitting in certain positions. Ultimately, though, only a doctor can tell you for sure.

Having oral herpes doesn't make one promiscuous. About half the adult population has oral hsv1. Most get it as kids, from well meaning adults - usually relatives - who kiss them, not knowing that their cold sore is herpes and infectious.

From receiving oral sex, you can get gonorrhea, syphilis, NGU and genital herpes type 1.

Syphilis isn't that common, and your partner would have had to have a sore in their mouth to transmit it. You wouldn't see symptoms of this for 10-90 days, but the average is 21 days, and you'd get a sore called a chancre. This doesn't cause burning, pain, discharge, etc. You can test for this at 6 weeks. If you get symptoms, but test negative at 6 weeks, test again at 90 days, and get to the doctor as soon as you see symptoms.

If you don't already have herpes type 1 (think oral sores, like cold sores but not canker sores), then you could get genital herpes type 1 from receiving oral sex. This can happen even if the person performing oral doesn't have a sore, but it's more likely if they do. The time from infection to symptoms is usually 2-12 days, but the average is 4 days. You can test for this now, and then again at 4 months to make sure you don't have it. If you test positive now, it's a pre-existing infection that you had before this encounter. About half the adult population has this, and 90% don’t know it. Ask for a type specific IgG blood test.

You'd see symptoms of gonorrhea at about 2-5 days, and this would usually be a discharge, burning, etc. Some people don't get symptoms. You can test for this as early as 3 days, but 5 days is better. You can have a urine test or a swab test.

NGU is an infection in the urethra that is caused by anything other than gonorrhea (nongonococcal urethritis urethritis, sometimes called NSU, for non-specific). This can be caused by normal mouth bacteria entering the urethra, and the symptoms and testing times are the same as gonorrhea.

No need to freak. Just get a doctor to check it out. No one can diagnose you from a pic, nor should they.
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