January 13, 2020 at 10:09 am #68756
I would really appreciate your opinion on some worrying symptoms… One month ago I had a drunken encounter with a girl at a party. She was wearing sunglasses and mentioned that sometimes she gets weepy eyes and light sensitivity (this is now really worrying me).
The encounter included lots of deep kissing and she performed unprotected oral on me. We did begin to try vaginal penetration, this was unprotected. There was definite contact, at least the tip of my penis, but we didn’t have full penetrative sex as we both decided to stop.
The next morning I had a slight redness on my glans which felt irritated when urinating. For the next week I had a loss of appetite and increased urge to urinate – where it never quite felt like I had finished urinating. I would also get adbonimal pain when I needed to urinate. I was screened and came back clear for Chlamydia and Gonnor.
The symptoms slowly improved over a couple of weeks and I started to relax. However, one month on from the event I have developed more worrying symptoms. It began with a dull ache in my right testicle along with abdominal pain. Some red patches made up of red dots have appeared around the tip of my penis, there is also redness right on the urethra opening. These have been there for around a week. They feel slightly itchy/irritated. I am getting a tingling like pins and needles in both testicles. Again, I am getting abdominal pain when I need to urinate and it doesn’t always feel like I have finished going. I have experienced some tingling down the backs of my thighs. My urethra feels quite irritated, it stings especially if I am sitting down. Sometimes it will tingle almost like after an orgasm. In particular, it feels like there is some pressure in my perenium.
With chlamydia and gonnoreah ruled out, I am getting very concerned this might be genital herpes (especially as the girl experienced light sensitivity and weeping eyes).
I would be grateful to hear your opinion.
January 13, 2020 at 10:12 am #68757
Sorry one thing I forgot to mention… during the initial symptoms I also gave a urine sample for a possible UTI and was told there was no issues there.
January 24, 2020 at 5:53 am #68853
Still hoping to hear your input on my situation.
I do have an update – visited my doctor who diagnosed it as non-specific urethritis. Currently I have quite a red and irritated urethral opening, a burning feeling inside my penis and constant urges to urinate. I was given 1g of Azithromycin and this does not seem to have helped at all.
The doctor took a swab inside my urethra, it is red and irritated. I was told this swab was for a PCR for HSV. The results were clear. Would this be a reliable test?
I am really unsure where I stand, especially as antibiotics seemed to do nothing.
Many thanks for any advice.
January 25, 2020 at 10:12 am #68916
I don’t believe that you’re encounter put you at risk for the acquisition of genital herpes. And your symptoms or not at all consistent with herpes. The PCR swab of the urethra may or may not be useful. If there was no virus present at that time, the PCR would be negative. The diagnosis of nonspecific urethritis is made with some very specific criteria, that is, the presence of a certain number of white cells from a urethral swab. Is that how your diagnosis was made? If not, I’m not sure how you met this criteria for diagnosis. But nothing that you have said makes me concerned that you may have acquired herpes. If you continue to be concerned, you may wish to do and IgG herpes antibody test when 12 weeks have passed since your encounter. I know nothing about your previous sexual history so I cannot address whether you may have been at risk for acquiring herpes prior to this encounter.
- This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by Terri Warren.
February 3, 2020 at 5:39 am #69145
Thank you so much for your response, your expert opinion and advice is truly appreciated.
To answer your querie, my doctor appears to have made the diagnosis of non-specific urethritis from the observation that I was negative for Chlamydia or Gonnoreah and that I appeared to have irritation of the urethra. Certainly the only swab which was taken was the PCR swab for HSV. I was prescribed a single 1g of Azithromycin but this did not seem to change anything.
If I could, I would like to clarify one thing. I have read in a number of sources that genital to genital contact is all that is required for HSV transmission. Is it your absolute opinion that my encounter did not risk HSV transmission? I.e. unprotected oral sex and the genital to genital contact but without full penetration?
My symptoms to appear to be cyclic in nature. For example, for most of last week I felt relatively normal. However, yesterday I began to again experience a tingling feeling in my testicals and an increased urgency to urinate. My glans is a little bit red and urethra feels a irritated again. This seems to be intermittent.
Based on your experience, would these symptoms indicate anything else?
Once again thank you so much for your help.
February 10, 2020 at 5:08 pm #69215
Herpes can be transmitted through oral sex, yes, but your non-intercourse contact I don’t believe presents a real risk. The symptoms of testicular pain and urgency for urination are really not herpes symptoms. You’ve had no lesions as I recall from your previous posts so this suggests that HSV 1 is also an unlikely cause, something you could get through oral sex. The diagnosis of non-specific urethritis appears to have been made not from the presence of white cells but by exclusion because the chlamydia and gonorrhea were negative. But men report vague urethral symptoms often and without a lab diagnosis, they most often do not need treatment. If you continue to be concerned about herpes, you could obtain and IgG test, as I mentioned previously. Have you had unprotected intercourse in your lifetime? Have you ever had a cold sore?
February 15, 2020 at 2:00 am #69282
Thank you again for your advice.
I have to clarify, whilst there was no full intercourse, I would say the tip of my penis atleast definitely penetrated briefly. Does this change your assessment? How about the girl experiencing light sensitivity… could this indicate an OB?
I have only ever had one sexual partner in my whole life before this and have never had any symptoms before this. I cannot recall ever having even a cold sore in my life.
I am feeling very anxious about this which could be contributing something I guess.
I saw my doctor yesterday and he checked a urine sample with a dipped bit of paper, he said it was all clear for WBC. He also felt my prostate which he said feels normal. I have no discharge from the urethra, just redness and discomfort. His suggestion is that it will clear up on its own?!
Currently I am experiencing an ache in the testicles and abdomen, with some tingling like pins and needles in my testicles. Also, after urinating it does not feel like I have finished and need to squeeze more drops out. Sometimes I get the sensation of a lump or hemerrhoid in my anus and can feel irritated.
I have also noticed a single white head spot at the base of my penis shaft this morning, it is small at the moment but again causing anxiety.
Does any of this sound concerning to you? Are there any other tests I should be looking at doing?
Thank you for your continued support.
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