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Four weeks ago, I received unprotected oral sex from a woman I had never met until that day at a party. I was really drunk and only recall that happening. I am married and really regret what I did, not that it matters at this point. It lasted only about a minute or two and I did not ejaculate. I freaked out and took 1.5 grams of Zithromax in one dose about 4 days after exposure and received a one gram shot of ceftriaxone 6 days after exposure. I never had testing done as I have been unable to because of a work trip and had to work a deal to get the meds. Symptoms I am having are: -Pain and burning in groin. (Mainly on the left side directly up and left of my penis. It is tender to touch if I dig around in there trying to locate the spot. I feel nodes on both sides but they are small and I have to search for them. I can't tell if that's hat hurts.) -Cold and tender thighs. -Testicular discomfort. -The occasional urgency to urinate. -Sometimes the tip of my penis tingles? But I think I have felt it before the encounter. -My bladder seems hot? Subsided after urination completely. I do NOT have burning during urination or discharge. I feel like everything between my knees and groin hurt, and can't tell if it's anxiety. I have been married for more than a decade and the thought of my terrible judgement jeapordizing that is killing me inside. I have masturbated a few times just to see that everything comes out normal and it does. I also have tenderness and soreness in the ligaments. It feels like it goes all around where my leg meets my pelvis and feels like it goes around to my buttocks occasionally. I also feel a weird fluttering like sensation of the muscles in my groin area every now and then. I feel that I am able to suppress these symptoms mentally and they come back. I feel that I can sleep fine and the symptoms manifest throughout the day and go away near bedtime. Please help.

You have been treated for the most common sexually transmitted infections.  It is unlikely that you have gotten a different infection from oral sex that is causing all of these symptoms. 

You need to schedule an appointment with a health care provider who can do an examination and get any necessary tests. 

It also sounds like you are experiencing a lot of anxiety and it would be helpful if you could talk to a therapist as well. 

Hey guys! I want to know how do I know if the condom I am using with my bf is broken, what precautions should I take,besides taking birth control.

Usually, a broken condom (whether it’s a regular latex condom or one made of polyurethane or polyisoprene) will have an obvious tear that guys can feel and sometimes both partners can even hear when it happens. But sometimes a guy won’t notice it’s broken until after he pulls out. So it’s important to take a second to make sure you don’t see any holes or leaking semen before the condom comes off.

If there is any concern that you may have come in contact with a sexually transmitted infection you should schedule an appointment  to be tested at Corner heath or your regular doctor office. 

About a month ago the boy I was seeing gave me oral and fingered me, there was no penetration but I think he might have touch his fluids and rub them in my vagina, is there any chance that I might be pregnant? Lately I'm nauseous and tired. Should I take a pregnancy test? Please help!!

Yes, if he had sperm on his hands and penetrated your vagina there could be a chance you could get pregnant. 

Nausea and fatigue can be a sign of other things also.  You can come to the Corner to get a pregnancy test, see your regular health care provider or buy a test at the drug store.  

 

I want to start having sex, with a guy I just met. I don't know him very well. What are the question I should ask him and what steps should I take to not get pregnant?

Before starting a sexual relationship with a new partner, it is smart to ask to see their recent test results for sexually transmitted infections. The most common infections we see at Corner are gonorrhea and chlamydia, and can be run through a simple urine test.

To avoid pregnancy, we recommend chosing a reliable method of birth control and also using condoms for STI protection.  The Corner offers several long acting, reversable contraception options including Nexplanon (the implant that goes in your arm) and IUD's. 

If you have more questions or concerns you and your new partner can come in to Corner and we can talk more about your options.

 

I had sex on the 5th July whilst on the microgynon 30 pill. Sex was unprotected but he pulled out, I stopped the pill on the 11th of July and got my first withdrawal bleed on the 15th , however It was my first time having unprotected sex and I am scared I could be pregnant , and I don't have any access to a pregnancy test store. What are the odds that I could be pregnant? I haven't really had any symptoms though I took the pill everyday, I also tried to stick with timing and I took it an hour before sex , I am so scared and I don't know what to do Cause I don't know how I can test myself And I'm too scared to go to the doctors as she's my mothers friend (even though it is confidential) I also was sick and put on antibiolotica around the 7th of august , (but it seems to be just malaria), I am just generally frightened. I also got thrush for the first time after having my withdrawal period. Is that a sign of pregnancy or anything wrong?

Thank you for your question, and I understand that you are very worried you could be pregnant. It sounds like there are a few factors that play into this question, including your medical history, current medications, and the facts surrounding your birth control and the timing of intercourse. The only way to safely answer your question, unfortunately, is to schedule an appointment with a medical professional who will need to ask more detailed, confidential questions to get all the information necessary to give you the most accurate answers. Feel free to call us, 734-484-3600 to schedule an appointment today. 

 

Is it possible to get Chlamydia in your stomach or intestines as a result of oral sex?

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection that both men and women can get. It is a bacteria that is passed from one person to another during unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex. It can also be passed from a mother to her baby during birth.

A Chlamydia infection can occur in the mouth, reproductive organs, urethra, or rectum. You will not get Chlamydia infection in your stomach or intestines. Even though most people have no symptoms whatsoever when they have Chlamydia, women sometimes do have pain in their lower belly or back due to a Chlamydia infection in their reproductive organs.

The only way to know if you have Chlamydia is to get tested (AKA, go to a doctor and pee in a cup!). The great news is that Chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics! If left untreated, it can cause serious health issues (for example, it can leave women unable to get pregnant later in life).

Using a condom every time you have sex (and by sex, we mean vaginal, anal and oral sex!) will help you prevent getting Chlamydia. Stop by the Corner to pick up condoms for FREE!

 

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and recently I have started feeling different. I have been dizzy, tired, and kind of nauseous. My period is not supposed to come for a few days but are these signs that I’m pregnant?

There is always the chance that you will become pregnant when you have unprotected sex. While some women experience signs of early pregnancy, such as breast tenderness and fatigue, many women do not. However, these things can happen even if you are not pregnant. If you are concerned that you might be, we suggest you make an appointment to have a pregnancy test; this is the only way to know for sure. During that visit, we can talk with you about different types of birth control, give you some free condoms to protect against sexually transmitted infections, and help you to figure out why you might be feeling dizzy, fatigued, or nauseous.  If you are pregnant, we provide pre-natal counseling, care and/or referrals to additional resources.  Call us to schedule an appointment!

 

I had unprotected sex with an IUD (mirena) without pulling out. I don't get periods often so I can't tell if I'm pregnant or not. Could I be pregnant?

Abstinence is the only way to completely eliminate the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) transmittance.  However, Mirena is a great option to minimize the risk of becoming pregnant.  It is actually 99% effective at preventing pregnancy by itself!  This percentage makes Mirena one of the best ways to prevent pregnancy.  It is more effective than using hormonal birth control pills, condoms, or Nuva Ring and about as effective as female sterilization.  It is unlikely that you are pregnant if Mirena is still properly in place.  With Mirena, it is important to check the length of your strings regularly to make sure everything is still where it is supposed to be.  If it’s not, then it is more likely that you will become pregnant.  Also, make sure that your Mirena was inserted less than 5 years ago.  It will need to be taken out (and replaced if you want a new one!) to maintain effectiveness after that amount of time.

If you are concerned that you might be pregnant, we suggest you make an appointment to have a pregnancy test.  It is always better to be safe than sorry.  Also, remember that condoms help prevent STI transmission but Mirena does not.  If you are concerned about your STI status, you can schedule an appointment to get that checked out as well.  Give us a call and let us know what times will work for you!  Plus, when you come in, you can pick up some free condoms so that you can protect yourself from STIs too.

 

My vagina is really dry and kind of itchy and I haven't been having any discharge. This started occurring a week after I had sex, but it was protected sex. I've been having sex with the same partner. I'm not comfortable enough to talk about this with my mom and I'm really nervous/scared. Is there something wrong with me?

It is impossible to ignore discomfort in the vaginal area! There are many things that can cause a dry and/or itchy vagina. For example, an itchy vagina can be caused by douching (or by exposing the vagina to other harsh soaps/chemicals), a yeast infection, bacteria vaginosis, a sexually transmitted infection (like genital warts), or stress.

There is no way to figure out exactly what's going on without a doctor's appointment. At the Corner, reproductive health appointments (just like this!) are confidential, meaning we won't tell anyone that you have come to the Corner. At this appointment, you will meet with a health care provider who will ask you questions about your symptoms. They may ask for a urine sample. It is also possible that they would suggest an exam of the vaginal area. It is always your choice if you want a full exam. Click here to learn how to make an appointment.

BTW, kudos to you for practicing safer sex! Using condoms with every sex act will help to protect you from STIs.

 

I had unprotected sex the week after my period. Is there a chance that I could be pregnant?

Yes. There is always the chance that you will become pregnant when you have unprotected sex. It's important to see a health care provider (like us!) to get a prengancy test and STI tests. You can click here to make an appointment at the Corner. During that visit we can talk with you about the all the different birth control methods. We even have FREE condoms for you which are the only way to help prevent STI transmission if you are sexually active. Always remember, Safe Is Sexy!

 


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