[Question #1091] Single Exposure -

49 months ago

33 days ago single protected intercourse only - higher end massage place

some tingling in uretha , especially when seated

no fever or lesions

Dr H wrote on one thread that perhaps the reason some don t report symptoms is they are unaware - the opposite for me - I have been looking obsessively

I have some prostate issues and did a home UTI test that was positive for WBC but negative Nitrites (any insight on this?)

I am looking for reassurance but still highly anxious

I did use sanitizer immediately afterwards on skin





49 months ago

Updated urinalysis from real doctor - everything negative.

If you opine on the Herpes risk I will be thankful.

Still have pain when seated but I suppose that is another issue all together.

Thank in advance.



Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
49 months ago
Well, then let me provide you with some reassurance!  I think a single condom protected encounter is at very low risk for acquiring herpes.  And since you are looking so carefully, if you did get infected, I think it is likely that you would notice something on your skin that looks different or concerning.  Also, your UA is normal, which is good though  herpes does not normally present with an abnormal UA.  If someone is going to develop symptoms when they acquire herpes, it usually happens within 2-10 days so you are past that point now and can look a little less carefully now. 

Terri
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49 months ago

Thank you  - can I move one reasonably without additional testing?  Any OTC topical s for the pain in uretha when seated?  Or is this maybe anxiety induced?

I have read on the boards , some by you and Dr H that single exposure risk of this type is highly improbable.  I appreciate the piece of mind.

Thank you.


Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
49 months ago
No topical meds for urethral pain when seated, I doubt that would be helpful, but you may wish to have someone evaluate your prostate gland to see if you might have a little issue there though I am quite certain it would not be related to your recent sexual exposure.  I don't think you need additional testing at this point, no, if you can relax about this.

Terri
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49 months ago
Many thanks - so to close, this tingling sensation in the penis is not indicative of Herpes?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
49 months ago
The tingling you are experiencing in the urethra is extremely unlikely to be happening because of herpes, yes.  No lesions, single encounter, condom protected - I just really don't think so!

Terri
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