Hi, I'm feeling very anxious about all of this and could use some advice. About 4.5 weeks ago I noticed that my vulva was a bit itchy and irritated (not severely but still noticeable). After a couple of days I started to google, which was probably a bad idea and herpes came up. I then began checking very regularly for blisters and bumps multiple times a day, likely further aggravating my vulva.
I should mention that the itch began after my period, and just over 3 weeks after a sexual encounter (the first in about a year, with a condom and no oral). I haven't found any bumps but my vulva has still be irritated for about 4.5 weeks, however it is not swollen or red. I did notice one small red dot beside my buttcrack (but I had shaved the area and gotten laser hair removal recently) that did not itch or blister or scab or hurt but once I noticed it the area felt sort of tingly. I also had a sore throat for a couple of days and a runny nose about 3 weeks in to my symptoms (but so did one of my friends I've been spending time with) and on a couple of coassions I noticed that my urethra felt a little irritated after peeing (no burning just like I still needed to pee). My legs have also felt a little achey (but have been sitting studying a lot).
I went to see my doctor recently and tested for the standard STI screen, yeast and BV, all negative and she looked and said nothing looks herpetic and that my generalized irritation, especially for that long without bumps didn't sound like herpes. I am going to see her again tomorrow. Should I get a blood test or simply believe my doctor and put it behind me?
As you can probably tell I tend to get a bit fixated. At the moment I am experiencing pretty bad anxiety and some depression over this and can't decide what to think, as I know this could be amplifying or ever creating some symptoms.