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Stinging sensation in the throat post sexual encounter, Blood tests to detect STD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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8 days ago I met a girl in a bar in XXX..unfortunately I was not smart enough and ended up having sex with her..I used a condom (I think I used right) but had some oral sex with her w/o protection (I gave to her for a few seconds)....a few days after (2/3) I started feeling a stingy sensation when I breath through my between the beginning of my throat and my nose and ear..I don't have a soar throat the way I remember but its been very annoying..I am very scared that I made the worst mistake of my life...can you help me?
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   I'm Dr.XXX
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall help you with it.
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Can you see any skin lesion in your mouth?
User :   Like a sore...I don't think so....I dont feel anything and looking at the mirror doesnt seem to be one..where do I lok?
Doctor :   Around the inner par of the cheek, under and over the tongue,
User :   give me a second please...
Doctor :   Sure
User :   I dont see one
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Inside the throat.
User :   What do I look for?
User :   also lesions?
Doctor :   Any skin lesion, ulcer, white patch.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   I dont see anything...however it is a little difficult for me...I saw just a color change in the back of my throat (the bell -sorry I am spanish spaker I dont know how to translate the little bell in your throat)..but nothing else that stands out
User :   yesw I am here..I was looking...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other associated symptoms?
Doctor :   What color change did you see?
User :   Thats the problem...I don't know...I have felt some aching in some parts of my body but really don't know if I am making a big deal of it or not...I also feel like very hot in my throat and my face/eyes..but when I rest and sleep I am ok so I think it is stress..
User :   to a dark red
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I feel that Im looking for symptoms....but don't really know if I have them..
User :   should I look for something specific?
Doctor :   Do you have fever or burning sensation while urinating ?
User :   No..not at all
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would recommend you get a physical examination done.
Doctor :   And also some blood examinations.
Doctor :   Just to rule out any STDs.
Doctor :   As of now you are fine.
User :   I am planning on doing so..the problem is that I am traveling for business and still have a few days to come back home...and the wait is really killing me...I think of HIV and feel really scared..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But you have to check of HIV at lest.
Doctor :   Other STDs can be treated if you get them.
User :   I you think I am at risk?
User :   what would symptoms of a STD or HIV that I have to be alert for?
Doctor :   Yes, Though a little chance
Doctor :   HIV doesn't present in short time.
Doctor :   It takes long time for HIV to show symptoms.
Doctor :   Other infection present in short time.
User :   Ok...I started to feel this way 2/3 days after...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what would be your recommendation in the next days..I am far from home and don't know what to do or expect..
Doctor :   But you have to rule out HIV as soon as possible.
User :   How do I ruled out?
Doctor :   Go to nearest doctor and get a PCR done.
User :   how long do I have to wait to get the PCR?
Doctor :   With in a week.
Doctor :   Here art the symptoms you have to look out for other STDs.
User :   next week you mean? or now is Ok?
Doctor :   1) Discharge from the penis.
Doctor :   With in a week of sexual contact.
User :   Ok...
User :   any other symptoms?
Doctor :   2) Pain during sex or when urinating.
Doctor :   3) A scaly rash on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet.
Doctor :   4) Sore throats in case of oral sex.
Doctor :   Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts
User :   Ok...
User :   Thanks Doctor..I will see how to get the PCR...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   for the others the only I am worry is the sore throat
User :   Not right now..I will be back if necessary
Doctor :   It always better to rule STDs.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   how do I get tested for other stds if I have the soar throat?
User :   is it blood work too?
Doctor :   Let the doctor examine you first.
User :   ok....thanks
Doctor :   Yes blood test will help.
User :   bye
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