[Question #2674] Follow up

41 months ago
I have 5 red spots on my penis one is redder than the others they're  all within a thumbs length they kind of look like cuts but there so small it's kind of hard to tell I don't see any puss it's really freaking me out I wanna do the mylabbox testing they have a 8 panel test for  
  • CHLAMYDIA
  • GONORRHEA
  • HEPATITIS C (Hep C)
  • HIV (I & II)
  • HERPES SIMPLEX 2
  • SYPHILIS
  • TRICHOMONIASIS (Trich)
  • They also have a 14 panel test for 
  • CHLAMYDIA (genital, throat, rectal)
  • GONORRHEA (genital, throat, rectal)
  • HEPATITIS C
  • HIV I & II
  • HERPES SIMPLEX 2
  • SYPHILIS
  • TRICHOMONIASIS
  • MYCOPLASMA GENITALIUM
  • HPV (optional add-on for women 30 years of age and older)
  • My questions are what test should I get? what would show up a month and 5 days later? It is on the spot I was exposed to so that's a little scary it doesn't really itch only had one time today where it itched for a minute then went away. Also I was taking amoxicillin for about a week to see if it would take my armpit lymph node down which it did but it is still there but pretty small would that cause me to get a inaccurate test if I tested next week? I no longer have a sore throat although I still have a scalloped tongue with a white coating on it also do you know the laws on if a physician would have to prescribe me a second dosage if I said I was having intercourse with someone and tested positive for something as my girlfriend doesn't have insurance nor would I want her to have to go in to get medicine thanks
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
41 months ago
It saddens me greatly that you have not been able to overcome your guilt-driven search for STIs that are not there.  Your post suggests that you are continuing to unnecessarily examine your genitalia, focusing on irregularities of no clinic significance and unrelated to the encounter you have described.  IF you can be sure that the negative results that  I am confident you will get will allow you to move on, testing is reasonable.  If you test, the 8 panel test is more than what you need and will be sufficient.  Before you test, I must tell you that, unrelated to the low risk exposure you have described, there is a >60% chance that you will be found to have HSV-1 as that is the average figure for the U.S. adult population (and most of these people do not know that they have the infection). 

If you have not taken amoxicillin for several days, it will not obscure the presence of an STI.

In the most improbably situation that you have an STI, your doctor could write a prescription for her or she could probably be treated at low cost at your local health department of Planned Parenthood.  EWH
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