[Question #5732] Need answers

19 months ago
I am a male About 3 years ago I made a  big mistake and had unprotected sex with a whit blonde girl I met in college as a freshman in college. After the account I had one weird symptom that has been keeping me up at night and it is my penis had “red dots” on it and was itchy and had some discharge from it. It went away by itself in a week and didn’t think much of it because I didn’t know much about the risk of sex I was taught about sexual health. After that I had sex with my gf and if I recall she got sick with a sore throat and one swollen lymph on her neck. Ever since then I have freaked out and have tested using oraquick in home test 8 and 10 months post exposure both results negative I followed the directions to a tee. Also Recently about 3 years after the account my gf was having joint pain that bounce all over mostly complained about her swelling in fingers and pain in fingers so I got tested in fear of gonnorhea and chmyadia. The results were negative by quest diagnostic. Can I believe my results and move on with my life? I haven’t live a normal life for the past 3 years thank you 
19 months ago
I didn’t mean account I meant encounter sorry. I should add the red dots and discharge appeared a month after the encounter. The red dots weren’t raised or blisters there were on the head of the penis like under the skin. The discharge smelled also.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
19 months ago
Welcome to our Forum.  I'll do my best to help.  I cannot provide you with much information regarding your exposure 3 years ago.  The "red dots" sound like a possible fungal infection but fungal infections do not cause urethral discharge which sounds like what you are describing.  As to what caused that, it would be difficult to say at this time.  We do know that, even without treatment, many chlamydial infections (chlamydia is the most common cause of urethral discharge in men at this time, from what you say, gonorrhea seems unlikely) do resolve completely  What we can be sure of is that, based on your test results, you are not infected at this time.  Further, I presume that your GF is getting regular sexual health checks as recommended and that chlamydia testing is recommended as part of annual sexual health checks for all women less than 26 years of age so it is likely that she too has been tested and is negative.

I doubt that your GF's joint discomfort was due to any STI and as I said above, at this time, I suspect that both of your are not infected- you certainly are not.  I think you can move forward without concern.  I hope that my comments will help you to do this. EWH
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19 months ago
Thank you for providing with information Dr.Hook this is so relieving to hear back from you. Should I also trust my oraquick test because they are negative at 8 months and 10 months post exposure?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
19 months ago
Yes, I would trust your OraQuick.  EWH---
19 months ago
The test quest diagnostic used was a chlamydia/gonorrhea rna tma urine test. Should I trust these test results at which I just had last month? 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
19 months ago
Yes, the RNA TMA test for gonorrhea and chlamydia is made by Hologic and it provides reliable results.  Once again, I urge you to believe your results.

As you know we provide up to 3 responses to each client's questions.  This is my 3rd response.  Thus this thread will be closed shortly without further replies.  Please believe your test results and don't worry.  EWH
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