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white bumps on tongue, lingual frenulum?


A little over one month ago and then about 2.5 to 3 weeks ago, I engaged in unprotected oral (gave and received) and vaginal sex with a new person.

I began experiencing increased yellow vaginal discharge and just an overall unusual feeling down there, so I went to a local clinic and saw a NP who tested me for "everything it could be" including yeast infection, other vaginal infections, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. She called me a couple days later and said that I tested positive for chlamydia and chlamydia only, and I was treated for it that day with medication.

Another problem I was experiencing at the time and am still experiencing is white bumps underneath my tongue, along my lingual frenulum, and at the very back of my tongue as well. They are quite prominent to anyone who looks in my mouth, and unusual. One of them along the side of my tongue rubbed against my tooth and caused a small chunk of skin on my tongue to open up and caused me some pain and irritation, and then went away.
When I first noticed these mouth bumps, I was also experiencing symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, and other flu-like symptoms which may or may not be related.
I saw a doctor for the bumps and he said he thought that I had the coxsackie virus. He also mentioned that it could be herpes, and gave me a perscription to alleviate herpes "just in case", but said that he highly doubted that I had herpes. I could not get the perscription filled because it was $300 which I could not afford. About 14 or so days later, these bumps are still prevalent in my mouth, as well as a slight discoloration along the middle of the underside of my tongue (whitish yellowish color). They do not cause me pain and I wouldn't notice them unless I looked. I am still coughing a little bit. I also asked the nurse practitioner who diagnosed me with chlamydia about these bumps and she said that herpes very rarely occurs inside the mouth, and that I should not be concerned. She also said that she saw no signs of warts or herpes when she examined me.

A couple days ago a very small irritated bump on the corner of my mouth, in between my lips, showed up and then scabbed over and is almost invisible within 24 hours. I thought this was strange because I have never had cold sores in my life.

Though I am hoping I only contracted chlamydia through him and my original doctor's diagnosis of coxsackie is correct, I am concerned that I have herpes simplex stomatitis. I have seen pictures of it online and it looks similar to what I have going on underneath my tongue. I did not notice herpes on my partner while giving him oral sex, but I could have missed it, of course.

- What are your thoughts on my problem?

- Is there a chance I contracted oral herpes from him but not genital herpes? I have (so far) seen no herpes symptoms on my vagina. Right now, it is somewhat sore all over and tingles a tiny bit now and then, but I also have a very heavy period and that could be the explanation of those symptoms.

- I am very worried that I have contracted genital herpes, and if I have, is there anything I can do about it before actual visual herpes signs show up?

I plan to get a blood test for herpes and HIV ASAP but until then I thought I would ask...
Sorry for the long post, but I thought I would give all the information I could to help you give me an opinion.

Thank you!
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Please post this in the herpes form, they will have the best info or you.

But one question did you have protected or unprotected vaginal sex?
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Ok, let me go through full testing time for you:
Gonorrhea & Chlymida-1 week
Syphilis-6 weeks
HIV-3 months
Herpes-4 months
Testing in these time frames will give you 100% conclusive results.
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So you're saying I can be tested within four months for reliable results, or I have to wait four months to get tested for herpes?
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Those times are the time period you have to wait after possible exposure for a 100% conclusive test.
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Oh jeez :( That's such a long time!

I suppose that's why my health providers didn't order herpes blood tests... and I suppose that's why actual outward signs of herpes are the most reliable first sign.
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Yep. But if you get bumps like herpes before the 4 months you can see a Dr for a culture and diagnosis at that time.
Also over 60% of the population has oral herpes which most common is HSV-1. So don't be suprised if you test positive for it.
As for HIV you can test at 6 or 8 weeks and that will give you a pretty good indication. I believe at 8 weeks it is like 99% and 6 weeks is like 95% and even 4 weeks is around 90%. But like i said 3 months is conclusive based on current guidelines.
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Thanks for the helpful info!
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