[Question #6965] Std/sti risk

11 months ago
Hello. My question is around length of time for symptoms to appear.  On Dec 16 of lasi year I went to a gentleman's club and had a number of lap dances.  My clothes remained on. However I did run with my hands and fingers the dancers genital area.  I believe I went to the washroom and did not wash my hands prior. Did so after.  I went home, took about 20mins and took a shower. After showering and drying off I masturbated.  I am now experiencing discomfort over my prostate area.  No pain with urination, no order however post urination there is some discomfort in my penis.  I also occasionally get a sharp electric pain on the tip of my penis.  I had my urine dipped small amount of leukocytes and protein was noted.   So my risk of getting an STI and passing this onto my wife.  I am very scared.  Thank you
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
11 months ago
I'm sorry you are having trouble believing (or understanding?) the replies from Dr. Hook to your four previous questions. I'm not going to discuss the exposure, your washing, masturbating afterward, or anything else already discussed with Dr. Hook. And since it was impossible for you to acquire HPV or any STD from the event described, the time to possible onset of STD symptoms is irrelevant. It is impossible you have anything from that event that you could transmit to your wife.

The forum does not permit repeated questions on the same topic or exposure. This being your fifth, with identical opinions and advice each time, it must be your last. Future new questions about your strip club adventure and worries about HPV and other STDs resulting from it will not receive even this much reply, but will simply be deleted without comment and without refund of the posting fee. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is designed to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers. In addition, our experience is that continued answers to anxiety-driven questions simply prolong those anxieties, when a better option is usually to seek professional counseling. Finally, such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes. Thank you for your understanding.

HHH, MD


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