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Mild skin discomfort on penis after sex

I had unprotected sexual intercourse over 2 weeks ago and in the past few days I have had mild discomfort on and around my penis and scrotum.  It's kind of hard to describe.  Mild itching, mild burning sensations that almost seem they are mentally occurring and not actually occurring.  No observable, rash, bumps, sores, etc and when I touch and stretch my penis to look, there is no additional pain from doing so.  No discharge or pain during urination.  2 days after sex I did get a sore throat and mild fever for about a day and a half to two days, no fever over 100.3.  My throat still is sore and burns some times when drinking liquids.  It has been red off and on.  Tested negative for strep.  I have set up a general STD screening but have yet to get the lab work done as I have read that it may take a few more weeks before the testing would be accurate, so I am posting these symptoms here to get input in the mean time.  Thanks you!
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Those are vague symptoms, and could be anxiety or the start of something, or an allergic reaction or a fungal infection, etc.

Does it itch and burn inside or outside, like on the skin? It sounds like on the skin since you are looking for bumps and rashes?

Did you perform oral sex on your partner? If you didn't, your sore throat is related to something else, but should definitely be checked out since you still have it after the negative strep test.

You can be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia and NGU (an infection in the urethra) at 5 days after exposure. You can test for HIV at 28 days if you get a 4th generation DUO test. You can get a type specific herpes IgG blood test now, but you'll have to get another one at 4 months if it's negative. (A note - there are some false positives with hsv2 tests, and some places like Canada, the UK and others don't like to do the blood tests. If you live in one of these areas, you may not be able to get that test.)

You can get a syphilis test at 6 weeks.

Are you normally anxious about STDs? Are you worried about infecting a regular partner you have? I'm just trying to get a feel of how much this could be anxiety driven. Don't discount anxiety, either - it can manifest actual real, physical symptoms.



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Burns on the outside, on the skin.Yes, I performed oral sex, was a female.  The burning sensation seems to be in the area of my foreskin and at the base of the shaft, areas typically against other skin.  Perhaps it's anxiety, I guess time will tell.  Yes I am worried, don't want to have anything nor spread to anyone else.  Person I was with was supposedly clean.
Did they do any testing on you other than a strep test? Testing you for oral gonorrhea (or chlamydia) is a separate test. Getting an STD from oral on a female is very unlikely, but obviously still possible.

It is still cold and flu season, so definitely follow up with your doctor about your throat.

You could also be having an allergy to something. Have you recently started using a new soap or body wash? Laundry detergent or dryer sheets? Anything? Think of everything that comes into contact with your body, and try to think of anything is new, or if a product has a "new and improved" formula.
Just strep testing.  I've had on and off burning sensations on my penis but no visible signs of bumps or lesions.  My throat is still red and somewhat sore, but no where near what it was.  Been going on nearly 2.5 to 3 weeks.
It's time to follow up with your doctor if you haven't already. Let them know all your symptoms, and all your risks.

You can get the throat culture for STDs now, and testing for genital gonorrhea, chlamydia and NGU now.
Update:

I got tested for STD's last week and everything came back negative and normal!!!
Congrats, and thanks for the update! We hardly ever get updates, so we appreciate yours!

Hope you're feeling better now. :)
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