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STD or UTI? Please Help.

Sorry to post twice, I forgot to add tags to my first post, and I didn't know if that was a way to help people find your post.

I've been having some symptoms and would really appreciate some advice on what it might be. I am a female, and a few days ago I had a sexual encounter with a male I didn't know well. We were fooling around and he briefly slipped his penis in my vagina without a condom maybe just an inch or so, and I moved away quickly to get it out. I also put his penis in my mouth but there was no ejaculation and I did not notice any pre-cum, but I can't say for sure if there was any. Since then I have been having a persistent tickle feeling in my vagina. That's really the only way I can describe it. It's somewhere between arousal and a slight itch, but it is nearly constant. I didn't notice any sores or anything on him. Could this be an STD or does it sound more like a UTI or yeast infection? I am also worried about HIV and pregnancy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm very scared. I should add that I'm supposed to get my period any day now (hopefully it comes), so I don't know if the itch could have something to do with that, but I've not had that PMS symptom in the past.

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Hi, Worried.

I'm just like you--a poster today who's got some "maybe" symptoms and is worried and waiting for an answer to my question.

Reading yours, though, it seems like you're going to be fine.

It's supposedly hard to get an STD via oral sex, and presumably if you did get an STD that way, it would be in your mouth, not causing irritation in your vagina.

Now, any unprotected sex comes with some risk, but it's supposed to be pretty hard to get an STD from one exposure. Or, rather, at least not a guarantee. And your exposure was brief.

Finally, from what I hear, you wouldn't expect to feel symptoms after only a few days.

So, all told, you're probably fine, and maybe it's all just in your head or anxiety-based.

Of course, there are folks more knowledgeable than I on this forum, so it will be interesting to read their advice to you.

Until then, though, I'd counsel you to not worry.
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Hi, thank you for your comment. It helps put my mind at ease a little, so I appreciate you taking the time to reach out. I hope you are right, I'll be interested to see if any experts reply and what they have to say.

Best of luck to you.
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Thanks.

I find a few things are true.

One, it's easier to notice a low-risk situation in others than in yourself.

Two, anxiety can make things very difficult.

Good luck to you.
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One last thought.

I'm going to guess you don't have an STD, just because you weren't in contact long and because they're not necessarily easy to catch in one brief episode like that.

But, even if you did, it's most likely something minor and easily treatable.

If you're single and weren't cheating, it's no big deal. Go to the doctor, get treated, get better, and be a little safer next time.
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