[Question #6128] Burning sensation on scrotum

19 months ago
I had sex with a prostitute about 3 months ago with a condom. My testicles have had a burning sensation for the last few weeks. No discharge, discoloration anywhere, Warts, bumps etc... i had a dr check it out and wasn’t able to find anything visible or provide any insight. Feel very guilty but Other than the burning feeling there are no other symptoms. Any suggestions here?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
19 months ago
Welcome to the Forum.  I'll do my best to help.  If you were going to develop signs or symptoms of an STI, they would have developed by this time.  Similarly, in the absence of signs of infection scrotal burning is no a sign of any STI either.  

I presume that you have tested for the most common STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia and those tests are negative.  If not, at this time all testing for STIs would provide reliable information.

I hope that this reply is helpful to you.  EWH
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19 months ago
Thanks for the feedback. What about HPV and invisible warts? Is it possible/reasonable  to think the burning is a result of invisible warts/HPV and that I could pass those on? If so, will they show up as invisible warts on my partner and give her the same symptoms? 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
19 months ago
I recommend that you look at other posts on the forum regarding HPV - there are many.  

HPV infections are typically asymptomatic.  Certainly burning is not a symptom of HPV at any site.   With respect to HPV, as a sexually active male it is likely that, unless you were vaccinated for HPV, you have already acquired HPV some time ago.  Over 80% of sexually active adults have HPV.  It is not a concern. Check out the other posts.  EWH
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19 months ago
What about invisible warts? The burning maybe a symptom of them. If so, is there anything I can do?  Is my partner at risk for cancer or having warts show up?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
19 months ago
Warts which are not visible are, by definition, invisible as ell as asymptomatic.  Please follow my suggestions and look at other statements on our forums regarding HPV.  EWH---