[Question #3246] burning of penis head

37 months ago
Hello doctor I’ve been dealing with a burning/ tingly penis head for almost 2 months now on and off i am going crazy and don’t know what it is. If you could pls help me. 
This all start with when I slept with my ex and we hav unprotexted sex for a few hours and I was too drunk too get up and wash myself. 
Have gotten tested and results came bac nevative. 
Do you think this could be herpes ? 
I have also had pain in my groin lymph nodes. 
And also have had sharp pains in my penis. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
37 months ago
I doubt, without any external lesions at all, that this is herpes but obviously cannot be 100% certain.  Tell me about your testing - how long after the contact with your ex did you test and which test was used.  Are you able to get your ex to get tested for herpes to help settle this question?

Terri
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37 months ago
She has not been with anyone other than me .... but I hav messed around I got tested 3 weeks after exposure . 
I hav been feeling like crap the last 1.5 months 
Lost 15lbs . I don’t know what’s happening with my body 
I slept with a escort 3 days before I slept with my ex but used a condom . 
Do herpes symptoms last for 1.5 months ? 
Also I got a bit of a fever like 2-3 weeks after the sexual interaction. 
37 months ago
And does herpes cause  a semin like discharge from the penis ? I have got that like 2-3 times in the last 6 months only during a bowel movement .   Doctor said it was just pressure from the bowel movement and it was semin coming out 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
37 months ago
I would totally agree with your doctor.  The prostate gland gets pushed on with bowel movements and if there is semen in the prostate, it can definitely get pushed out through the urethra
Herpes symptoms do not last for months, no.
If you are certain that your partner has had no others partners but you, you could  not get an STD from her, right?
New herpes infection would not cause a fever 2-3 weeks after the interaction.
I am assuming you have been tested for all the other STD's as well as herpes, correct?

Terri
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37 months ago
Terri  I hav not gotten tested for herpes. Everything else I hav gotten tested for. 
Well I got tested for hiv gon and chlo
What else do you recommend I get tested for ? 
I am very worried 
37 months ago
I am certain that she has not slept with anyone other than me. But I hav slept with other ppl prob 15-20 women. 
And used condoms most of the time 
Maybe haven’t used s condom with 2-4 women . 

Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
37 months ago
I understand that you are worried, but you symptoms are not consistent with herpes.  If you want to be tested for more certainty, since you have had sex with some women without condoms, you want only the IgG test, never IgM

Terri
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