[Question #7293] oral and problems

5 months ago
Hi  i had oral sex msm with a man approx 7 weeks ago     not for long and no ejaculation, since then i have had no symtoms at all and the guy i was with said it was safe sex

since friday last week my gf has been suffering from a bladder infection that is  still ongoing after 3 or 4 days    she has had cystitis and uti a few times before but this one seems bad  

could i have given her anything      she keeps saying her bladder feels full all the time     is this a sti

should i go get tested 

thanks
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
5 months ago
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your question.

UTI's are extremely common in women. Although STDs can sometimes cause similar symptoms, most apparent bladder infections are just that and nothing more.

You don't say whether your oral sex event 7 weeks ago was oral on your, or you on him. STDs can occur either way, but if you had penile exposure to your MSM partner's mouth, but have no symptoms like penile discharge or painful urination, it is unlikely you were infected. If your exposure was oral, it is low risk for a female partner:  STDs are not easily or frequently transmitted by oral sex.

Should you be tested? Maybe, but it's far more important your current partner be seen and evaluated for UTi -- and, depsnding on what her doctor or clinic finds on detailed medical history, exam, urinalysis, etc, maybe tested for STDs. You could be tested as well if you wish, but mostl ikely yoru current partner's problem is entirely unrelated to your adventure 7 weeks ago.

I hope these comments are helpful. Let me know if anyting isn't clear.

HHH, MD
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5 months ago
Hi it was mainly him doing oral on me and deep kissing     but I have no pain or discharge  or anything 

Thanjs
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
5 months ago
Gonorrhea is the main STD for which you were at risk, but urethral (penile) gonorrhea almost always causes prominent symptoms. Chlamydia is possible but very rare -- uncommon in the thorat and therefore rarely acquired by oral sex. Those are the only STDs that would mimic UTI in women. With you having no urethral symptoms, it is very unlikely you are infected, but if you would like additional reassurance, you could arrange to have a urine gonorrhea/chlamydia test.  However, perosnally if somehow I were in your situation, I would let this go with no further worry or concern.---