this is mad awkward, but i was wondering if anyone knew a bit about HPV-2
I've had some symptoms over the last month or so, that have been bothering me. I've seen TWO doctors and both told me not to worry about it, and it was highly unlikely that I had anything, but at the same time, it bothers me that I have random symptoms come up post shagging.
Basically, it all started with small bumps on the head. They weren't painful, they didn't have puss, nor did they last for more than maybe a day or two. I started to freak out, but then after seeing that they were almost gone the next day, I figured not to worry about it. Then it happened again, but over the lower perimeter. Again, gone after a day. I got a bit concerned, but then realized that herpes just doesn't work that way.
Then I got petrified. I woke up, took a shower and looked down to find a (what I thought) huge lesion on the inner skin of the shaft. I started spasing out, but I calmed myself down and went straight to the emergency room of the closest hospital. I went to see the doctor expecting a surefire diagnosis, but he said with almost certainty that it was nothing and that it was way too small to be anything of note. He said if it was anything it would be syphallis, but he said that was highly doubtful. I felt a bit relieved, and he gave me a diagnosis of benign skin eruption. I called his office a few days later, and the test results for syphallis came back negative - he didn't even bother to test for herpes.
While I was home (this was over thanksgiving) the bumps came back. I got so frustrated because I still didn't have a definitive answer. I called tons of doctors to find someone who would be around the day of thanksgiving, found one and went in. Same thing.
He said that he highly doubted that it was herpes, because they were just too small and I didn't have any other symptoms (discharge, fever, etc.) nor did I ever come into contact with person who had open sores (but then again, who would?). He took a swab test and took a urine sample, because he thought it might have been HPV, although he doubted that also. Once again, didn't even bother to test for herpes.
Test results came back - I had benign bacteria that would go away on its own. I was relieved. I had thought that I was in the clear, but then abstained because I was freaked out by STDs, and was out hundreds of dollars running around in panic.
I then got what I thought was hemorrhoids. At first I didn't pay much attention to it, because I've had mini-hemmorids way before I ever had sex, and I read that it was pretty common. My primary doctor (who I can't see because I'm out of school right now) told me it was nothing and it'd go away on its own. I wasn't bleeding, nor did the pain really bother me as long as I drank a lot of water and ate lots of beans...I also only noticed it he said because I sat at a desk 14 hours a day. On the weekends when I was out and about I never noticed. However, I came to find out that this was a symptom of reoccurring herpes.
Anyway, I finally felt comfortable having sex the other day because I thought I was in the clear. Guess who decides to come back! Bumps again, and then recently a tingling. I'm starting to worry. The bumps were 100% gone within literally 24 hours. The tingling is still persisting, but I only really take notice when I'm looking for it. I'm now pretty much assuming that anything that happens to me whether it be a bump or a cough is related to an STD. Its so frustrating because doctors keep playing it down, my symptoms are completely inconsistent with anything that I've read and I can't really see a doctor outside an emergency room situation (which isn't worth the money) until January.
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME?!