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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Possibly have an STD

 veryworriedone - Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:58 pm

I'm a 24 year old male. I had unprotected vaginal and oral sex with a one night stand a week ago. Less then 2 days later I started not feeling right. Having headaches, neck pain, and lower back pain and felt like I couldn't focus. I presumed that it was from anxiety because I am nervous about catching something.

Well it's now a week later and I have a swollen gland on the right side of my neck and a little red bump has formed on the shaft of my penis. I do shave so maybe it could be an ingrown hair, but there in no puss in it at all. It's also slightly painfull to touch, but only when I touch it.

So now I'm really scared about this. If it is an std, where can I go for cheap or free treatment? I don't have insurance at this time, I just started school again.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:23 pm

User avatar Hi Verryworriedone,

Your symptoms may be due to an STD or possibly a viral cold. I would recommend you be tested for STD's to be safe.

Generally there are STD clinics in town that offer free or reduced fee evaluations and can test anonymously if you'd like.

Your local health department can help point you to these clinics if needed.

Best wishes.

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