I'm reaching out to the community to shed some light on my experience. About 14 months ago, I received unprotected oral sex from a woman who insists she had no STD's, inlcuding HSV1. Only a few short hours later, I woke up to a burning sensation around the entirety of my gentials. I went to the doctor who performed a standard STD panel, which all came back negative.
After a few weeks to a month (I think), I developed some small "line" looking marks on the left side of my shaft. I've been worried that these are the "paper cut" manifestation of Herpes, but I'm not sure that it's possible to have these "paper cuts" appear a few weeks after contact, and never go away afterwards? Like I said, it's been almost 15 months since exposure.
I showed these marks to my doctor shortly after they appeared, and he didn't think it was an STD. He perscribed a topical cream and an oral steroid, which had little effect (I think the cream just rubbed off with my underwear). I've tried a few 3 day yeast infection treatments, but they didn't help either. The marks themselves occasionally sting or itch, but not consistently. There is also significant redness on my scrotum on the same side (left side) as the marks appear on my penis shaft.
Can anybody offer some guidance here? I've asked my doctor repeatedly if he thinks it's herpes, but he insists that he's seen enough cases of Herpes as this isn't one. I'm concerned because I'm entering a relationship with a woman which may result in unprotected sex in the future, and I don't want to pass something along to her.
Thanks for your help.