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How to deal with anxiety over my fear of contracting herpes?

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Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016
Question: So doctors i am going through so much anxiety about herpes i had loads of sex on valentines day with a totally clean partner and developed some bumps down there went to get tested and they did a culture of some of them everything comes back negative ... ive been to the doctors office twice and std clinic three times they keep telling me this is not herpes and looking at me like in crazy .. And i sort of believed them cause the lesions were never blisters and never opened or had fluid this morning after last night telling myself maybe i am crazy this bump i showed the std nurses and doctor i shine a light on it to inspect it and there is the tiniest almost like cut or darker spot in the middle of it not visible unless very closely inspected under a flash light .. It looks kinda worse in the pictures because i irratated it by squeezing to see if fluid and scratching to see if its like a cut or scab... Im basically at a point where i wanna die because every nurse and doctor looking at me like im crazy ... Does this look like herpes to you? I wAs ready to let go of the idea until i very closely inspected the bump an see a tiny abrasion .. My whole penis looks wrinkly and dry as well for weeks now! I don't know what to do anymore? Please advise me
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Overly anxious

Detailed Answer:
As I look over your history I see you have been obsessing over this condition for some time. The pictures you submitted do not show any signs of herpes. You are too anxious over this. I recommend that you see a psychiatrist who can help you deal with your obsessions and anxieties. There is nothing we can do here except to continue to reassure you that you do not have herpes. You may not like my answer but I am being open and honest with you. You need help and it needs to come in the form of mental health management.


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How to deal with anxiety over my fear of contracting herpes?

Brief Answer: Overly anxious Detailed Answer: As I look over your history I see you have been obsessing over this condition for some time. The pictures you submitted do not show any signs of herpes. You are too anxious over this. I recommend that you see a psychiatrist who can help you deal with your obsessions and anxieties. There is nothing we can do here except to continue to reassure you that you do not have herpes. You may not like my answer but I am being open and honest with you. You need help and it needs to come in the form of mental health management.