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It's not herpes???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 5, 2011
  • 04:47 PM

I have been in a long term, monogamous relationship with my boyfriend and had intercourse regularly, without protection. We have vaginal, anal, and oral intercourse. Our last session was a little rough and I developed what I initially thought was an internal hemorrhoid and possibly anal fissure. My symptoms grew worse. I tested negative for herpes (blood test), herpes (culture), Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, bladder infection, and strep throat.

My symptoms(in order of appearance): nausea, low grade fever, blood and mucous rectal discharge, anal pain, small blisters around the anus, diarrhea, painful burning when urinating, difficulty urinating for several hours, lower abdominal pain, pain in muscles of butt and tailbone, swollen gland in neck and groin, sore throat.

I was given antibiotics on my first doctor's visit, which did nothing. Then I was given antiviral medications to clear what they thought was herpes. After one week of antiviral the open/painful blisters surrounding the anus have started to heal. Here are the remaining symptoms after my herpes culture came back negative: nausea, heartburn, low grade fever, light bloody rectal discharge, anal pain, pain in muscles of butt and tailbone.

The remaining symptoms sound like an anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid. But if I didn't have herpes, what could have caused the blister?!

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