Planned Parenthood also didn’t think this was HSV. She was most concerned about his body aches, had him test for COVID (negative), and “scolded us” for dosing with valacyclovir, so we stopped then, after having taken it for 8 days. Both providers thought chlamydia, and while we’re awaiting test results neither of us thinks that fits—I was tested 5 months after my last relationship and while he was tested within a couple days of his last encounter, and it could have been missed so early, that was pre-pandemic—over two years ago. Strange for it to show up so intensely now, I would think. His body aches are lessening, but the pain in his groin persists. He describes a stabbing pain in the tip of his penis, a “strained” feeling in his penis, aching in his testicles (particularly the one that had the lump, which we both saw but it hasn’t appeared again), and aching around his perineum (he also specifically mentioned his hip crease, where the underside of his groin meets his thigh). The morning after the lump he mentioned clear discharge from his urethra. He still has increased frequency of urination with smaller amounts, and I’ve learned it’s the same with his bowel movements, which are also softer to the point of being described as diarrhea. He has developed some sort of sore at the back of his teeth, but he thinks it’s a canker. My googling led me to wonder about prostatitis, as I feel there’s other moments in his medical history that might be tied into that possible diagnosis, with the lump possibly being epididymitis. His doctor is on vacation; the remainder of the medical practice seems unconcerned and unwilling to do anything in his doctor’s absence. He had the lab work (IgM, for whatever that’s worth) done yesterday as prescribed and we’re awaiting results. This morning there’s a small ”pimple” at the base of one of his pubic hairs, which I’ve never seen on him before—setting off our worry once again. Thank you, Terri.