Wanted to get your opinions on the likelihood that I have been infected with genital herpes (or another STD). Now, obviously, none of you are going to be able to give me a firm diagnosis over the internet but as I probably won’t be able to see a dr regarding this for another week I would really appreciate your input as I’m freaking out a little.
So, 8 days ago (Sunday evening) I had unprotected receptive oral sex prior to having protected vaginal sex.
3 days later (Wednesday evening) I noticed a single, firm bump on the side of my penis after a shower. It seemed to form right under a hair. It appeared slightly moist but there was no pain unless I pressed down on it. I do not know if there was a blister or pimple there previously that I missed and potentially broke open during my shower, but if there was it was small enough I did not notice it beforehand and did not feel it burst.
By the next day a small scab had formed over the area. It was a little itchy (as scabs usually are) but not more than that and there continued to be no pain unless I pressed down on the bump. I did notice what I could best describe as some flaky skin around the bump, but I don’t know if that’s related as I have been dealing with dry skin issues generally (an on my penis specifically) and it could just be the tension from the raised skin causing the effect to be a little more noticeable.
2 days later (Saturday), again in the shower and even when trying to be careful, the scab fell off the area and revealed that the bump’s swelling seemed to have reduced slightly but that it was still a little moist as if it was not fully healed.
By today the bump seems to have dried and formed a head like a pimple. Still no pain unless I press on it, though as the pimple has swelled a little it is slightly more sensitive to the pressure. No burning or itching (again, beyond a little occasional itch from what I think is just dry skin). I still have not had any other pimples/blisters form. No fever (or if there is, it was so slight that I did not detect it as my temp has stayed between 97.2 and 98.7). Possibly a bit of an upset stomach and headache but…I get headaches so it’s hard to say that it was related and the stomach was very minor—really just slightly loose stool.
I did get tested for HIV (negative), Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia (still awaiting results). But the STD clinic I went to does not offer testing for Herpes or other potential STDs and I will not be able to afford to get checked out at an urgent care for at least another week.
Again, I know you guys can’t give me a 100% diagnosis or anything but I would appreciate your input. Does this sound like a typical case of herpes? Some other STD? Or just a case of a pimple or hair follicle infection with bad timing?
Don't know if it's relevant, but I had another unprotected oral encounter about 10 days before the encounter I mention here. I suppose it's possible these were delayed symptoms from that encounter.
Thanks in advance for your help!