[Question #7806] Oral std’s

 
18 days ago
Hi 
So I got really drunk at a strip club and believe I may have come in oral contact with one of the strippers vaginas. The day after I have a slightly sore throat with some congestion/phlegm. I do suffer from Gerd and often have sore throat‘s. 

If I had caught something would it take longer than 24-48 hours to show symptoms, what are the chances that I caught something and are there any tall tale symptoms of throat std’s?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
18 days ago
Welcome to the Forum and thanks for your question.  This was a low risk encounter with little risk for acquisition of any STI.  Most lap dancers and commercial sex workers do not have STIs and cunnilingus is amongst the most inefficient routes of STI exposure, very rarely leading to infection if a partner happens to be infected.  Further, oral STIs typically are asymptomatic and when symptoms occur, increased phlegm and congestion would be unusual.  Finally, in the unlikely event that an infection was acquired and became symptomatic, symptoms would most typically take 3-4 days to occur.  I would not worry about this possible exposure and see no medical need for testing of any sort.

I hope that these comments are helpful.  EWH
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