LAST EDITED ON Jul-16-16 AT 02:39 PM (CST)
Hello all (and sorry this is so long!!)
I had two min of unprotected sex last Sunday, after which the guy put on a condom. I'm normally adamant about not having ANY unprotected genital contact, but the heat of the moment got me for those two min.
Three nights later, my vaginal area began itching like crazy. I got up and looked at the area in a little mirror and saw that one of the normal tiny bumps all women have on the outside lips of the vagina looked a little red. It didn't hurt and wasn't raised, but the area above it itched like crazy--not the whole vag. Area, just the left side.
Btw--that night, before we did anything, I asked the guy if he had any changes in his sexual history and asked specifically if he had any std's--we had been intimate a year and some change earlier. Every time during that time, we'd used condoms. He said no, that he was clear. I now know that doesn't mean anything and that he may carry the virus and have had no symptoms at all.
I went the next day to the doc, and he said it didn't look like herpes but he wanted to swab it just in case and also ran tests for bv, yeast infection, gonorrhea, and chlamidia...and trichamonis (??). He asked if I was feeling pain in the area withy the itching. I wasn't. My skin was just irritates from all the scratching. He said the bump was prob just some normal irritation. He prescribed me diflucan for the itching--he also noticed some discharge--and valtrex just in case (to take if I see blisters, he said). He said all the tests would be ready by this upcoming tues (3 days from now). He also said it's normal with yeast infections to have one side itch and the other not. Finally, he said I was probably okay if I didn't experience any blisters by next Tuesday. (This is assuming I have had the virus and have just never had symptoms...if I do have it I've never had an OB).
I felt better when I left bc he said the little bump didn't look like herpes...but last night, the left side, and one section in particular, began to hurt. Not uncontrollably, but I did notice, esp since I'm on high alert right now. It was more like a dull ache. Then, today, I had a little low-back ache on the left side and felt the pain radiate in my left heel. No leg pain, but a little back pain and then a little pain in my heel. I'm also experiencing some low-grade itching on the inside of my vagina.
No tingling...but I will say--11 years ago, I had a couple of minutes of unprotected genital contact--not sex, just rubbing--before putting on a condom for sex. A few days later, I did feel a tingle, and then crazy itching, and then a bump, but it was under my skin. I went to literally 11-12 doctors bc I was so scared and convinced it was herpes. But the bump was biopsied, only bc I was insistent, and it ended up being something not STD-related. Benign tumors you can get either vaginally or under your eyes, and sometimes they itch. I still have those same bumps, and occasionally they still itch. I **think**i got blood testing for herpes then...I know I asked for it. But the docs kept looking at me like I was overreacting since there were no blisters. I'm 90 percent sure I was tested then tho. Just a note in case that's helpful.
So my question is...do these symptoms seem like those of a first OB? And how long is typical between exposure to the virus and an actual OB?
Also, any other testing you'd suggest? I was tested in April for hiv (was neg) and just couldn't do it again this week. I couldn't bear hearing two possible positive diagnoses...but I will get tested for it again after I know what all this is.
Thanks so so so so much for any help. I've been so stressed since wed night.