5 months ago I had unprotected oral sex with a woman. I was immediately nervous because I had previously been in a LTR and unexposed to STI. Not long after I noticed a slight tingling at the above the base of my penis, abdominal area, and my foreskin may have been a bit inflamed, but neither were major so I chalked it up to nerves.
4 months later I noticed while masturbating that my penis was a bit swollen. Not much but noticeable. Along with that, my right hip felt like I had fallen down on it. The following morning I felt pain on my anus.
A few days later I developed urethritis symptoms. I felt slight burning/pain in my urethra, along with a constant urge to urinate. Head of penis and foreskin area burnedThis discomfort was relieved as I urinated, but would soon return. I was attempting to urinate when I didn’t have to, and going every hour or two (obviously low volume).
I went to urgent care concerned about chlamydia/gonorrhea. I had no drip or discharge by the way. Doc suspected UTI, not STI, and prescribed 7 days of cipro twice a day. Also sent off urine culture and urine Gon/Chla tests. My symptoms at that point included constipation and what I believe may be hemmoroids.
3 days into antibiotics Urine culture came back first, negative. I started to feel better when I read that but a few hours later I realized gonorrhea/chlamydia results were still coming so I got stressed, symptoms came back. I noticed symptoms got worse when I read about possible causes online. That night the STI results came back negative. But I was worried about false neg because I urinated an hour before sample. Symptoms persisted through course of antibiotics.
But then I noticed my pelvic floor was clenched tight, and if I focused on relaxing, symptoms subsided and eventually went away. The only symptom that persists is mild testicular discomfort, particularly in my left side were I have a varicose vein (for decades).I was highly stressed that I infected my current partner so it was 10 days of high stress, tightened muscles, pacing and loss of appetite. I went from 220+ to 209lbs in that time.
I went to a doc to get full STI test for peace of mind. Lymph nodes on neck were normal. STI panel came back negative. Blood work had some red flags. I fasted, and my results had the following out of range: Glucose 107, Albumin 5.1, A/G ratio 2.7, bilirubin total 1.3, hematocrit 52.3. The nurse also commented that I had thick blood when she drew it.
I have night sweats, not constantly, and not drenching sheets. But head and torso sweaty. General muscle pain in legs and hip is a bit sore today. I don’t like direct sunlight, though it doesn’t make me sick or give me pain. Unsure if I’m fixating on that due to stuff I read online
I realize I tested neg for STI but am worried that I could have been infected through bloodstream (had friction on penis) and have a systemic infection. Or, something they didnt look for like staph or strep.
39 years old, pretty good shape. I was told I have a ‘malrotated kidney’ when I was in my teens. I do drink.