Around Sunday I started having a slight stinging, or burning, sensation after I would urinate. I've also had to frequently urinate and have had some itching around my body as well (but it could be due to stress and anxiety). The symptoms aren't too bad. It seems like they are getting better, but they are light enough that I can't tell.
I went to my doctor and I was tested for a panel of STD's. All of the tests came back negative. I was also tested for a UTI, and a few other things with my kidneys and liver. Everything came back normal.
Today my doctor was baffled, seeing that the tests had all come back negative. So after a week of blood tests and urine tests, she has me take another blood test for herpes. I went and took the blood test. I also read online that this test is famously inaccurate.
The last time I was with someone was over 4 months ago. The only person before that was almost 2 years ago. The person I was with 4 months ago claims to have been tested clean recently, same with the other person. I don't know what tests they were given specifically though. I don't have any lesions or anything like that.
Now I'm really freaking out over this herpes test. I already struggle with anxiety and stress, and this is just adding to it. I've lost a lot of sleep this whole week. Perhaps my anxiety/stress could be adding to my symptoms. But I don't know. I can hardly think.
Can this really be herpes? Or is my doctor just running out of ideas?
Any offering of peace of mind would be appreciated.