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Burning AFTER urination?

I am 32yo male, had unprotected sex with a new 26yo female partner 72 hrs ago. We met at a bar and had vaginal intercourse 3 times in about 4 hours, plus I received unprotected oral sex from her a number of times. I was very, very drunk and am filled with regret and extreme paranoia. I have not done something like this since college.

I seem to be peeing more. My urethra looks fine but feels a little tingle, like i have to pee all the time. However, when I pee, the urine actually seems to relieve the tingly feeling. It then comes back shortly after. So far I have not seen any discharge, lesions, or pain in any other area.

I plan to get tested after 7 days. In the meantime, isn't it possible that my "tingle" is a psychosomatic symptom?
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Did you use a condom?

Tingling is a really vague symptom and is often from anxiety and a hyper awareness or focus on the area.

Seemingly peeing more might be from irritation from being so very drunk - alcohol is very irritating to the bladder and urethra. Drink lots of water, avoid alcohol and caffeine and see if that helps.

That said, even from unprotected oral, you are at risk for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and genital herpes type 1 (if you don't already have oral herpes type 1).

Syphilis is uncommon in developed countries like the US, Canada, the UK, countries in Europe, etc. I wouldn't even worry about that, plus you wouldn't see symptoms of that yet.

Oral sex is lower risk than vaginal or anal sex, and most experts don't think one act of unprotected oral warrants testing.

Since we already know that you're going to worry - you already are lol - you can test for gonorrhea and chlamydia at 7 days, syphilis at 6 weeks.

Herpes is tricky because the blood tests aren't great. The herpes type 1 IgG misses a full 30% of infections. Also, 67% of people under 50 have hsv1 orally, and the vast majority never get symptoms.

If your type 1 test comes back positive, it only tells you that you have it, not where you have it.

Also, it's often run with the type 2 IgG, and that has false positives. If you don't get symptoms, it's okay to just skip that test.

If you didn't use a condom for the vaginal sex, you can test for HIV at 28 days with a 4th gen DUO test. Keep in mind that most people do not have HIV. Or herpes. Or whatever you are thinking about.

There is no test for men and HPV. If you used a condom, they offer significant protection against syphilis, herpes and HPV, but not 100%.

Take a deep breath. Whatever happens, you'll be okay. Don't beat yourself up. You had sex. I don't know if you went outside a relationship, and that's causing all this turmoil, but if you are normally this anxious, it's time to talk to a doctor about it.

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No condom. Is it also possible that my penis is injured from taking such a beating?
Well, injury is one thing - irritation is another. You could be just really sore and irritated from so much sex, friction, alcohol, etc.

Injury or trauma usually means you were hit, your penis was bent in a way it shouldn't be bent, etc. It could be injured if you tried to really get it in (to be crass) and it wasn't going in.

Don't overthink it. Most likely, it's irritation, anxiety, alcohol, dehydration maybe. Just drink lots of water, and test in a week or so.

Thank you very much! I will try to relax (without drinking lol)
You're welcome. :)
One more thought I just had...if it really is just some irritation, how long should I expect before it clears up?
I wouldn't think more than a week.
It's been 8 days since potential exposure. I have no urethral symptoms. However, my anxiety is still very high, as I have not had opportunity to get tested.

I have what feels like a muscular pain in my left hip joint. Could this be a symptom of an STI?
That is not a symptom of an STI.
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