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Mike2026

Hi! I am a 20 year old male and I have been experiencing a burning sensation in the tip of my penis for some time. Around 2 weeks ago I had a mini sore right at the opening of my urethra, I squeezed it and some clear, bloody fluid came out. The next morning within 12 hours of this happening I got a culture test for HSV 2 and a urine test Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, they both came back negative. About 5 days later I break out with a heat rash type thing with itchy hives all around my pubic area and upper thighs, again all this time experiencing a light burning sensation at the tip of my penis. I went back to the same urgent care and got another culture around the tip of my penis, she swabbed into my urethra and made sure it was a good sample. This too came back negative. Now I still have the same burning in my penis as well as a red sore that is not particularly painful to the touch on my shaft that started off by peeling, although yesterday I had been squeezing and rubbing this area of my penis excessively and this morning I had masturbated twice before noticing it. I have had unprotected sex with two sexual partners who both claim to be tested and clean. One girl I had sex with two months ago most recently and she ended up testing positive for chlamydia, her nurse got me the antibiotics without being tested. The most recent girl I had sex with about three weeks ago and she said that she got tested three weeks before we had sex and that she had only had one other partner a week before that test.  I just want to know if you guys think this is herpes. Thank you! 

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WilsoInAus

Could you put some timing to these events...

Assume the last sex before symptoms occurred on Day 0.

What day were you advised that a previous partner had chlamydia? (Go negative to Day 0 if you need to).

When did the sore appear, what day?

When did the burning start? Is it there all the time? Does it get worse when you pee or disappear while you pee?

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Mike2026

There has not been pain while peeing.  I had sex withe the girl with chlamydia around 2 months ago for the last time. My burning began 2 days after I had sex with the more recent girl who I had sex with a little less than three weeks ago. I took acid yesterday and was slightly paranoid as a result of the situation. This more recent sore in the picture attached appeared a couple of days ago and was originally just a small patch of dry skin. Peeled today after I masturbated in the morning, went on a run and showered. After I pulled skin off the top it got very red, sore like. Let me know. Thanks!

13 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

Could you put some timing to these events...

Assume the last sex before symptoms occurred on Day 0.

What day were you advised that a previous partner had chlamydia? (Go negative to Day 0 if you need to).

When did the sore appear, what day?

When did the burning start? Is it there all the time? Does it get worse when you pee or disappear while you pee?

There has not been pain while peeing.  I had sex withe the girl with chlamydia around 2 months ago for the last time. My burning began 2 days after I had sex with the more recent girl who I had sex with a little less than three weeks ago. I took acid yesterday and was slightly paranoid as a result of the situation. This more recent sore in the picture attached appeared a couple of days ago and was originally just a small patch of dry skin. Peeled today after I masturbated in the morning, went on a run and showered. After I pulled skin off the top it got very red, sore like. Let me know. Thanks!

 

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WilsoInAus

You have had testing to eliminate serious issues. Ensure that the pee test for chlamydia was more then 14 days after last sex.

The swab tests are good, so I think you have give good credence to the negative.

I think you are stressed over this and other issues within your life which may be accentuating feelings in your groin. 

A blood test for HSV 12 weeks after possible exposure will confirm your status.

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15 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

You have had testing to eliminate serious issues. Ensure that the pee test for chlamydia was more then 14 days after last sex.

The swab tests are good, so I think you have give good credence to the negative.

I think you are stressed over this and other issues within your life which may be accentuating feelings in your groin. 

A blood test for HSV 12 weeks after possible exposure will confirm your status.

What are the chances of a false negative for me? @WilsonInAus

Of the culture tests I already took*

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WilsoInAus

It seemed like the sores were fresh hence i feel the swab is a good indicator. I think you will need to obtain a 12 week blood test for your peace of mind. 

Negative swab plus negative blood will be a definitive no herpes.

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Mike2026

@WilsonInAus I got a blood test for HSV1/2 back in December and those came back negative for HSV2, but positive for HSV1 as I had gotten in my childhood. Does this make the possibility of HSV2 even lower for me?

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WilsoInAus

Best not to assume that, no. 

What it does do though is promote minor symptoms, a small lesion patch sometimes missed if not on the look out for it and very little else by way of symptoms.

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@WilsonInAus Heres an Updated photo of what it looks like today, Ive been rubbing vitamin E oil on it. Not even sure if I should do this. But this sore like the other ones I have gotten have not become fluid filled or blister like, also none have been painful to the touch. Just red and scaly. 

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55 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

Best not to assume that, no. 

What it does do though is promote minor symptoms, a small lesion patch sometimes missed if not on the look out for it and very little else by way of symptoms.

???? Could really use your help on these photos

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      Ok So I had unprotected sex with a girl about 5 days ago and the day after I had masturbated an abnormal amount for whatever reason. The following day I noticed my urethra and penis had a bit of pain and then I began to have abnormal pelvic pain, though the lymphnodes in my groin area were not swollen or sensitive. After about three days the pelvic pain continued and my urethra soreness continued as well despite my lack of masturbation. I have also had abnormal headaches and my usual lower back pain as an active athlete. No sores or lesions of sorts just a couple of red spots as I had shaved recently before having the unprotected sex and all these red spots are painless and do not itch. I have also had a constant urge to pee. I am on a rollercoaster of convincing myself that I do not have it and then hitting the internet with my symptoms and going into a panic that I could have HSV 2. Am i being a hypochondriac or should I be worried? Thanks guys
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