[Question #1061] Odd symptom
85 months ago
I previously asked a series of questions following the
receipt of oral sex from a stripper in September 2015 that led to a positive
gonorrhea test. I thought my concerns were
gone, but unfortunately I am back. To review, I was prescribed suprax and
azithromycin, and did not have intercourse with my wife for 8 months prior to
the event or for 7 weeks after. I also have
subsequently tested negative for both gonorrhea and chlamydia on five occasions
dating from November 2015 to April 2016.
Shortly after the incident I began having feelings of urinary urgency combined with the feeling that there was something constricting my urethra. This feeling subsided in November, but came back again in January 2016. I had a full urinalysis/urine culture in Jan 2016 that showed no abnormalities. However, over the last 3 months, about 2-3 days after having sex with my wife, I will have the feeling again for a few days.
About ten days ago, I started having the feeling constantly -- like there's something blocking my urethra that causes me to feel like I have to pee almost constantly. I bought an over-the-counter Azo UTI test; it showed no Leukocyte or Nitrite abnormality. Today, my wife told me that she thinks she has a yeast infection because she is itchy and has white discharge from her vagina. I have no idea how long this has been going on.
My questions: 1. If my wife is correct that she has a yeast infection, could that be causing my symptoms? Any other possible cause? 2. Is there any possibility this all emanates from my infidelity in September 2015? I recognize that this couldn't possibly be gonorrhea or chlamydia, but is there any other possible bacteria, virus, etc. that I could have contracted from oral sex that could be driving this? I am mortified that my wife will learn of my infidelity.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
85 months ago