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Tingling but no OB possible exposure.could it be herpes??

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Kwaminadhadley

I had a potential exposure about 12 days ago with a random (not my gf). The lady gave me protected oral however prior to putting the condom on she had masturbated me and at some point took saliva from her mouth as lubrication when rubbing my penis. Almost immediately within less than 24 hrs I started to feel tingling in my genital area. Not continuously but once every few hours.  At first I thought it was just psycological. I started to monitor my penis daily to see if there were any changes. About 7 days after the exposure I started to notice very small red bumps in the gland area. Tingling had increased but I had no pain and no itchiness sometimes the sensation would be coldish almost numbing like. I went to an sti clinic and was told the reddish area was not indicative of herpes and that it looked more like an irritation. I was told there was no sore or blister to swab for culture analysis. Additionally I was asked to come back in a month for blood testing. They said my chance of getting genital herpes from such saliva transmission was low?? They never explained why the tingling though. 2 days later the tingling still had not stopped and now I could feel tingling occasionally in my but cheeks and tailbone..very mild tingling sensation. On day  10 the swelling increased slightly and I thought I could see a bump in my urethra . I went to a walk in clinic and the doctor also dismissed it that it isn’t herpes.  I’m now on day 12 since exposure The redness and swelling has reduced significantly hardly noticeable now but tingling in genital area and buttocks has not subsided comparatively. Additionally today for the first time I felt tingling and slight pains in my feet. I’m not sure what to do. Is this herpes. I have a girlfriend and I’m praying I have not infected her. It would break my heart if I had she doesn’t deserve that. She hasn’t mentioned any symptoms and she is the type to say if she did. But I can’t ask her to get checked yet cause I’m not sure if it is or isn’t ? Are my symptoms indicative of herpes or not with  redness and tingling but no sores or blisters ?? Also is the prodome phase of tingling in feet and buttocks indicative of herpes initial exposure ??Wishing everyone here answers and happiness through their journey 

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Kwaminadhadley
1 hour ago, Scooby2112 said:

Not possible.  Don’t post more than once.  

Thanks for your answer. Why not possible though? Do my symptoms not especially tingling in button and feet not line with herpes? Just looking for info from a community that may have more insight because of differences in symptoms. 

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WilsoInAus
5 minutes ago, Kwaminadhadley said:

Thanks for your answer. Why not possible though? Do my symptoms not especially tingling in button and feet not line with herpes? Just looking for info from a community that may have more insight because of differences in symptoms. 

There are quite a few reasons why this is unlikely to be herpes.

There is some chance you already have oral HSV-1 cold sores. This would make you largely immune from obtaining this genitally. 
Herpes does not transfer that well through saliva, it is a greatly reduced chance compared to direct skin to skin contact.

Your symptoms started inside the minimum 48 hours it takes for herpes to have replicated enough to commence causing lesions.

The lesions come first, most everyone experiences lesions as the first symptoms - no time to contemplate or be waiting for them. Other symptoms are downstream of the appearance of these lesions.

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34 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

There are quite a few reasons why this is unlikely to be herpes.

There is some chance you already have oral HSV-1 cold sores. This would make you largely immune from obtaining this genitally. 
Herpes does not transfer that well through saliva, it is a greatly reduced chance compared to direct skin to skin contact.

Your symptoms started inside the minimum 48 hours it takes for herpes to have replicated enough to commence causing lesions.

The lesions come first, most everyone experiences lesions as the first symptoms - no time to contemplate or be waiting for them. Other symptoms are downstream of the appearance of these lesions.

Noted thanks for sharing your input. And yes I do have hsv1 cause I get cold sores sometimes. Additionally my tingling def started before any sign of small red bumps on gland area so contemplation occurred indeed. I’m hoping it isn’t and I’m waiting for 3 months to take a blood test as they said there was nothing to swab. The only anomaly is this tingling in feet and buttocks sometimes . I’m wondering if that’s just mental now

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With an established HSV-1 infection the chances of reinfection are negligible. (And you wouldn’t experience any symptoms worse than what happens to you orally!)

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22 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

With an established HSV-1 infection the chances of reinfection are negligible. (And you wouldn’t experience any symptoms worse than what happens to you orally!)

I see what if an HSV2 transmission is what happened genitally ? Wouldn’t the symptoms then be different ? 

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5 minutes ago, Kwaminadhadley said:

I see what if an HSV2 transmission is what happened genitally ? Wouldn’t the symptoms then be different ? 

Yes it would, but it’s rarely present orally and even if it was, it doesn’t shed to nearly the same extent orally as HSV-1.

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11 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

Yes it would, but it’s rarely present orally and even if it was, it doesn’t shed to nearly the same extent orally as HSV-1.

Noted thanks man! Def put my mind at ease here. shall await t3 month mark to confirm with test 

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