[Question #2584] Unprotected oral follow up

44 months ago
It's been  exactly two weeks since I received a blowjob from someone suspect...since then I have nothing wrong or different on my penis or gential area although I have noticed a white tongue and bumps on the back of it...along with a scalloped tongue is that something that usually means an std or no? I also have noticed tiny white bumps on the inside of my lips but I'm confused on if it can be herpes? I didn't not kiss or do anything with my mouth so if I caught something from her would it show up on my mouth or would it show up on my gential area? or is that just me being paranoid also would the bumps already have turned into blisters? How long does it take for blisters to form I went ahead and got tested for chlamydia and gonnereha like you said no results yet 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
44 months ago
Welcome back to the forum. But I'm sorry you found it necessary given the very reassuring assessment and advice you had from Dr. Hook. I agree with all he said.

There is nothing in the appearance of your tongue or mouth that suggest any STD. Also, I would point out it was your penis that was exposed during your massage 2 weeks ago, not your mouth. STDs don't travel through the body and you were not at risk for any oral infections. As you seem to suspect, any symptoms from your massage events 2 weeks ago would show up only on your penis. As for your oral symptoms, start by googling "circumvallate papillae" or "tongue papillae". Everyone has a row of prominent bumps in a shallow V-shaped line across the back of the tongue. "Scalloped" tongue is normal, and white tongue coating goes along with just about anything:  minor viruses, oral hydration, changes in diet, and so on. The "tiny bumps" inside your lips and cheeks also sound normal:  everybody has mucus secreting glands that appear as small white bumps, usually more obvious if the tissues are stretched. Finally, initial herpes doesn't cause painless bumps:  the first infection in the mouth usually is very painful, with blisters quickly turning into obvious open sore that are extremely tender. And symptom onset is almost always within 4-5 days.

Finally, whenever someone suspects his or her own symptoms may be anxiety related or otherwise psychological in origin, usually s/he is correct. I have not doubt that your anxieties over a sexual exposure you regret are affecting your objectivity. Nothing you describe sounds abnormal, let alone suggestive of any STD. And as I said, and you suspect, any new STD symptoms would first involve the directly exposed area, i.e. your penis. You definitely can expect your gonorrhea and chlamydia test results to be negative.

So do your best to mellow out. Separate your emotional reactions to all this from disease risk:  they aren't the same. Anyway, you didn't do anything especially abnormal, and I am confident you didn't catch any STD or other infection.

I hope this information has been helpful. Let me know if anything still isn't clear. 

HHH, MD
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44 months ago
I just had another fear that came to mind as i chew tobacco often on the way home I may have threw in a chew and I didn't wash my hands after the exposure and I put my penis back in my pants  I wanted to get out of the place is there a possibility I infected mouth with my own hands as I threw in a chew or that it could be on my steering wheel how long can it stay alive?  What are the chances of me infecting myself in the mouth than when she was giving me head i feel like I would have symptoms but  I'm just curious I'll follow up tomorrow when I have urine results
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
44 months ago
There is no rational basis for a fear of this sort. Nobody ever caugth an STD because of these sorts of thing. Genital STDs are not transmitted to the mouth.

See my comments above about anxiety and emotional reactions. That's the only problem here.
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43 months ago
Okay so results came back negative for gonnereha and chlamydia have no symptoms on gential area although I do have swollen lymph node in armpits and scalloped tongue which makes me worry its been exactly one month since the encounter is it safe to say I don't have anything or are there any stds that would show up after a month and do any match my symptoms? Thanks for all your help
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
43 months ago
No STD is a likely cause of the symptoms you describe. It is definitely "safe to say [you] don't have anything". Ther are no STDs that would show up at a month and that match your symptoms. All is wwll -- bo worries!---
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
43 months ago
That completes the two follow-up questions and replies included with each new question, and so concludes this thread. Best wishes and stay safe!---