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Slight irritation, tip of penis or possible urethritis?

I had oral sex, intercourse and anal sex during a one night stand.  The oral I received was unprotected, the other sex was with condoms.  This fling was over a week ago.  I have noticed in recent days slight discomfort (itch?) coming from the area around the tip of my penis, possibly inside of my penis as well.  The discomfort seems to come and go, but it is still present daily.  No lesions anywhere in my genital area, no discharge at all, no painful testicles and no painful/burning urination.  I have not ejaculated since the encounter (no fear driven than anything), so I can't attest as to if that is painful.  I can't tell if the slit in my penis head (the meatus?) is slightly red or not...I've never really studied my penis this intensely before.

I have been trying to research online, but have been unsuccessful trying to find out if I could have an STD with such limited symptoms.  Or if I have another condition (urethritis? UTI? fungus?) that could have developed either from the encounter or coincidentally?  Or am I passing a stone?  I feel some slight abdominal pain, but thinking that might be psychosomatic from all of the research I've been doing.  

I'm very scared, made a mistake and afraid it's going to ruin my marriage.  If any advice on what my situation could possibly be, or explanation of similar symptoms, I would be appreciative.  Or recommendations for other resources if someone knows of any.

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with the unprotected oral you have a chance for Gono and NGU.  The symptom your describing doesn't sound like there is an STD present, buyt NGU usually doesn't show up until 1-3 weeks after exposure.  Gono usually shows up within 2-5 days.  Without any discharge or orther symptoms, you most likely didn't contract anything.  If you want to be sure, wait a while longer to see if any symptoms arise and avoid unprotected sex.  You can also go get tested for Gono and Chlamydia and NGU at this point if you're really worried.  Good luck and let us know what you find out.
Take antibiotic from doctor after all be good.
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I do have a physical scheduled for next week with PCP and hoping I can be tested for NGU.  I'll see if he recommends gono or chlamydia test, but thinking the likelihood on contracting from oral isn't high and I have almost no symptoms.  Thanks for calming my nerves.
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You were at low risk for most STDs from what you decribe.

Here's the truth about condoms: they work.   Congratulations on using a condom.  I commend you for that.   Really I do.    Seriously.  I do.

Your going to be fine.   Your problem is not physical or related to STDs at all.    Rather its psychological, and your feelings of guilt are surfacing.  Try to deal with this by talking someone about it.   Therapy or counseling works.... please consider it.   I don't think your "crazy"  or "psychologically ill" .. just need someone to talk to about all this, and analyze your life a bit.

Hang in there, you will be alright.

P.S. I'll be in chicago in Aug!!
Ok so this girl gave me a blow job but I didn't ejaculated and I ate her and fingered.   I didn't have sex but I am really nervous because my anus is feeling a itchy feeling on the outside and my penis is feeling tingly but itchy where I easily get hard on the inside of ti .   What do you think this is ?? I am so nervous I'm joining airforce soon for pilot school  
go to the hospital and take advice to doctor and take antibiotic.ok
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Thanks for the support, although really I don't deserve it.  I'm normally not an anxious person and actually tend to ignore doctors/symptoms most of the time, so I'm not sure I'd make up symptoms in my head.  But, I'd be lying if there wasn't some truth that I'm expecting the worst.  Like I said, have a physical next week and will either ask the PCP if he can examine and/or run tests and/or recommend urologist (since i think its more urethritis or prostatitis) based on my lack of symptoms (red at meatus, slight discomfort).
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Questionable, I am in the same boat as you.  I had unprotected oral and protected sex two weeks ago and I am feeling a slight burning feeling in my penis.  I also have what appears to be a small bruise on the head of my penis so I am praying it is just a bruise that has not yet cleared up.
it is transmitted problem so never unknown it and go to hospital.ok
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Hey Worried,

This forum is really an amazing resource, not only to get a sense of what is going on in terms of men's health issues (which we rarely discuss with doctors, much less our buddies!), but getting support for mental and physical uncertainty.  I hope my posting has helped.

I'm fairly certain mine's not an std, especially after reading some of the posts in the dermatology and urology boards (which I suggest you read as well).  Two weeks does seem to be outside of the window for many sti's particularly if there's a lack of major symptoms (painful urination, discharge, itching, warts/nodes/bumps/rash), but it still might be a good idea to still get tested for peace of mind (I might too).  I know the basic chlamydia and gono screens at Planned Parenthood and local LabCorp. sites (search the web for local std tests) are between $100-$150 dollars when all is done and some can be paid cash or WesternUnion to be discrete and avoid insurance ebo.  

I will tell you at first I though my condition was fungal.  When I was a teen and masturbating a lot (and hiding a "___ rag" under my bed), I did develop a slight fungal issue on the tip/head of my penis which resolved with over the counter fungal cream.  I tried the fungal cream for a couple of days with my current situation, but did not work.  Might work for you?  I am now trying hydrocortizone over the counter to see if it helps before my pcp appointment next week.  Seems to kind of help reduce the irritation and color isn't looking as red, so I'll keep everyone posted.

Good luck and hoping your situation gets better.
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