[Question #7223] STD & pregnancy

5 months ago
Hello Doctors, as stated in my previous post I had an encounter with a women around December and had immense anxiety and started to feel possible symptoms of an std. after speaking to dr handsfield & dr hook you both stated my symptoms were not those of actual stds but more of focused anxiety. After my 2nd negative test for chlamydia and gon, trich. I still felt like something was wrong Down there and read on this site about Mgen, I thought this is it  however I took an MGen test & that came back negative as well. After all the negative tests I began to feel at ease again and everything went back to normal. Fast forward 8 months later my wife and I tried for a 3rd child, this time she had two positive pregnancy tests & then had her period like normal at the normal time frame then immediately after that on the 3 or 4th day of her period she took another test and this time it was negative took another 3 days after that one and that was negative. Was this a miscarriage? We have an appointment on Friday to see a doc but if it is, does that mean there was some type of infection that caused this? Even tho I tested neg for all those stds? I read most reasons for miscarriage is std or PID is this correct??
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
5 months ago
I can't say if your wife had a miscarriage. It seems possible, but no STD is a likely cause. You are wrong that STDs or PID are common causes of miscarriage; they are not -- in fact they almost never cause miscarriage. You have no STD. Re-read your previous threads. Try to move on without worry. You can't go through life attributing every medical issue that comes up as having anything to do with past sexual indiscretions that you regret.

And that's all I'll have so say.

HHH, MD
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5 months ago
Thank you for clearing that up for. To help me move on I have this final question, is a small ache or pain in the penis that comes and goes a sign of any type of infection or disease? I’m not sure if it’s from the penis or if it’s referred pain from my low back/tailbone area it’s really hard to tell but it is bothersome. This is the only thing constantly reminding me there might be something wrong. Is this a symptom? 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
5 months ago
No STD causes this sort of symptom. It could be a prostate problem, or what is called the male chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). Google it (spell it out) for more details; the Wikipedia article is quite good, and so is information from the Stanford Unviersity Department of Urology. CPPS is often due to increased tension in pelvic muscles, which in turn can result from genitally focused anxiety. In that way, perhaps your symptoms are related to continuing anxiety about your sexual contact last December. But not due to any infection. If the symptoms continue and you remain concerned, get seen professionally -- either by your primary care provider or perhaps a urologist.---
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4 months ago
Hello doctor. I had a final quest regarding my wife, if she lets up on drinking lots of water a day or even drinks a soda or alcoholic beverage here and there she will feel it in the form of pain or burning upon urinating and irritated bladder feeling. Could she have some sort of infection that she’s constantly masking with drinking fluids and flushing out her system constantly? She said she’s  had to constantly drink lots of water since a young age or she would get uti’s.  Is this something to be concerned about?
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
4 months ago
Your wife's symptoms indeed could be due to a urinary tract infection. UTIs are common in all women and these symptoms are not typical of any UTI. It sounds like she know what she is talking about. 

Please not the forum policy against repeated questions on the same topic. Additional ones about these issues are at risk for deletion without reply (and without refund of the posting fee). If you remain concerned despite all the reasoned, science based reassurance, just read (and if necessary re-read) everything in this and your previous thread. The answers are there. 

I hope this discussion has settled things for you. Best wishes and stay safe.
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