Expert Q & A Answers About Sexually Transmitted Diseases
I’m in college and I just started having sex with my girlfriend. My girlfriend is clean (and my other partners were either virgins or had STD tests). But after we have sex, I get red dots around the base of my penis. The dots disappear after a few days as long as we don’t have sex. At first I thought they were the result of a tight condom (often after sex I have a red ring around the base of my penis), but then a sore opened up where the red dot was. Could this be a sign of herpes? Is it possible to get herpes without having intercourse?
When I have an erection for a long time, I have pain and swelling near my genitals. What could this be?
When I have an erection for a long time (and when I orgasm), I have a pain and a swollen lump slightly above and right of my genitals. What could this be?
I itch in the testicle region. And one testicle looks bigger than before...also, my scrotum can get really red. What’s going on?
Over the last year, I’ve been itching in the testicle region...it comes and goes. My scrotum can get really red, and sometimes it feels like shooting pain or insects biting. One of my testicles also looks bigger than before. What’s going on?
My partner has developed a blistery rash on her belly over the last month. Do you know what this might be...maybe herpes? How will this affect my future partners and me?
Today I noticed about three or four really small bumps in my shaved pubic area. They almost look like pimples. Could this be genital herpes, even though I haven’t had unprotected sex or received oral sex from someone with a cold sore?
I’ve only had sex once, but now I have a burning sensation when I pee. Did I catch an STD from my girlfriend?
I’ve only had sex once with my current girlfriend who has no symptoms of any STDs. I wore a condom and the sex was really brief. But now I have a burning sensation when I pee. I’ve been tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and both came back negative. Could my partner have given me something else?
I recently found out that I am positive for genital herpes. I had little tiny bumps on my vulva that the doctor identified as symptoms of herpes; her diagnosis was confirmed with a blood test. Can I conceive a healthy baby with a partner who also has the herpes virus?
I’m a female, and I have a burning feeling after intercourse...most often with latex condoms. Do I have a latex allergy?
I’m a female, and I recently noticed a burning sensation after intercourse...most often with latex condoms. It sometimes results in a bladder infection a couple days after sex. Could I be allergic to latex?
About two weeks ago, I went to a massage parlor where I got a massage that finished with a “happy ending” (hand job). The outside of my anus was slightly massaged with a finger and my mouth was on her breast. I also caressed between her legs outside her pants. Now I’m worried about STDs because I noticed a round, scaly dry sore on the inside of my bicep and I’ve been experiencing flu-like symptoms. Also, the tip of my penis is slightly red and the top of my testicles has a red blotch. I’ve already been tested for herpes and am awaiting the results. How at risk am I for herpes?
I think I have genital herpes...I have a rash on my legs, and sometimes on the head of my penis. I am not married yet and I never had any kind of intercourse, oral sex or genital rubbing...so I don’t know how I got these symptoms. I shower daily, and I’m neat and clean. But I live in a hot and sweaty climate, and my legs get really sweaty during the summer. Could that be the cause?