Google pearly papules and fordyce spots. See if either of those fit.
It would be highly unlikely for you to get an std using a condom for everything.
How long does it usually take for a herpes eruption to occur once 'warning' symptoms like tingling are felt? If those two things are linked, is there a typical timeframe?
If you had tingling, then you would get symptoms within several hours. It wouldn't be longer than a couple of days, tops.
This isn't sounding like herpes to me, and your chances of getting herpes from a one time, protected encounter are waaaay less than 1%.
I've now had the same 'burning'/'warming'/'tingling' sensation for the last 31 hours -- the white spots are gone... there are a couple tiny 'bumps', skin colored but shiny, 1mm, and I'm noticing an odor (kinda stinky) coming from the area - even though I've showered less than 10 hours ago and haven't been physically active.
I'm hoping I make it through tonight without any further outbreak -- and then I'll turn my thoughts to maybe it being a yeast infection? It's the only thing that I can find that matches the symptoms.
What do you think?
Thank you all for your thoughts and comments -- they've been helping put my mind at ease during this really difficult time between knowing something might be wrong and being able to get valid tests done.
One other thought that I didn't put into the initial post - I do remember the woman using some sort of lubricant from a pump bottle. No idea what it was. I've heard NonOxynal-9 (spelling?) can lead to yeast infections as well?? Just grasping at straws, and trying to figure it out.
hey, it doesn't sound like the same thing as myself. at the same time, i don't know what it is about human nature and why it is that we jump to the worst case scenario. go to the doctor. Jessi helped me also. your mind plays tricks on you when in extreme levels of stress and anxiety. it sucks. you just gotta keep around love ones such as family and friends. you'll gain peace of mind visiting your doctor. i got a specialist to see me middle June which i am a little worried about. my situation is prostatitis bacteria enlarging my prostate & jock itch which is red spots possible cause from vigorous oral sex. just looking forward to being better. puss is a huge scene to be concerned about. try to relax and keep yourself occupied. leave the tv on is what i would do. even tv was my enemy back then as i recall a lot of televisions shows were on about std. i turned on mtv and go figure sue johanson was on there talking vividly about every sti possible. couldn't catch a break. try and relax man. best of luck. oh and if it is yeast infection they'll prescribe you the cream they offer girls. it does however have a ingredient that can redden the skin so its kinda counter productive but follow up on doctors recommendations. oh yah, the spots that Jessi mentioned cans how up in men randomly from stress my doctor mentioned. try and chill. keep yourself busy that way your not magnifying to your penis. the doctor told me herpes is extreme level of pain. if it was it you would know man. good luck.
If it was nonoxynol 9, then you might be having a reaction to that. However, that should be getting better, not worse.
You should think about getting this checked.
Thanks again for all the words of support. I woke up this morning, and the 'burning'/'tingling' sensation has all but disappeared -- barely noticeable at this point -- and visually, everything is pretty much back to normal, no real visual bumps/spots.
I'll be waiting intently for my testing on Monday which will let me know about Herpes/HPV, Chlamidia, and Ghonnoreah. Results will be back hopefully Wednesday next week.
I've never had time pass so slow.
I don't think I'm out of the woods yet -- as from all my reading, it sounds like Herpes/HPV effects people in different ways. Some show no symptoms after infection, some minor, some major. I don't know what 'Minor' symptoms would be, and maybe what just happened to me over the past 72 hours is just that? But I'm trying to keep more optimistic then not.
Thanks to you again -- it has been really helpful to have someone to talk to. I really appreciate your time...
It's now 4 days after those initial 'symptoms' -- noted at top of this thread -- things have shifted a bit. I'm now having some continual 'warming/burning' at the tip of my penis, and there is some visible redness at the base of the urethral opening on the tip -- minor redness, nothing bad, and isolated to an area of probably 3mm x 3mm. I've also experiences some warming/burning in different places on the shaft of my penis, but it's moved around a bit.
All of this still has me greatly concerned as I wait for my testing on Monday. I keep wondering if some major outbreak is just minutes away from popping out.
I'm sure some of this is anxiety based... but I can't believe it all is.
Do all of these symptoms over the course of the past 4 days add up to anything in any of your minds?
I'm planning to get it checked out by a doctor on Monday, as well as getting the tests done for herpes/ghon/chlamyd...
Any thoughts would be appreciated...
It sounds more like urethritis or prostatitis to me than herpes. Just get checked, and go from there.
I know its hard not to worry, but remember that you got symptoms very quickly after the encounter, probably too fast for it to be an std.
Well... just got my results back. IgG and IgM for both HPV 1 & 2 came back negative. I've taken a BIG deep breath, and feel like I've dodged a bullet.
One question... there seems to be some information on the web that discounts IgM test results as possibly being inaccurate, and that the only way to really know is wait 3 months and take an IgG test.
Do have a perspective on the possibility of an IgM test taken 12 days after the 'contact/possible exposure' yielding a false-negative?
Thanks again for all of your words of wisdom and kind comments -- they were a big help. I'm not sure I'm completely out of the woods yet, but I'm definitely feeling better at this point.
The IgM test is worthless. Act like you didn't have it. Its not nearly reliable enough to be counted.
What you do know is that at least as of a few months ago, you didn't have herpes of either type. Test again in a couple of months, and if its still negative, move on.