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HPV? and now a rash

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  • Posted By: BesideMyself
  • September 12, 2007
  • 10:36 AM

I have been in committed monagamous relationship for almost 10 years. He says he has not cheated since he cheated a single time in the early days of our relationship. We were both tested at the time after that and had no positives. I have never had another partner. He admits to having had a fair number of girlfriends when he was younger and travelled around the world. He is not into drugs.

I have just been diagnosed with HPV and obviously I got it from him. In pictures I saw online it looked more to me like Molluscosum, but the doctor removed the wart with acid. I showed her that I also have small red pimples on one thigh, and white blisters. It is not painful. Tonight I noticed it is now on both thighs. There is no red skin around the pimples and blisters, but it is arranged in a rashy pattern at the top of the inner thighs. The skin around the pimples is a normal white color. My doctor thought it was from yeast. I did recently have antibiotics and a yeast infection. I have had many yeast infections in the past and am a diabetic. I have never had pimples on my thighs before from a yeast infection.

I am deeply concerned that I could possibly have some other STD, maybe syphilis or HIV. I really want to trust my partner that he has not cheated again, but I am concerned if this rash might be something other than yeast, and I may have a misdiagnosis going on. Prior to having the wart which was removed (smooth flesh colored wart), I had pain on urination.

Should I be tested for everything else? If I do that and he finds out I didn't trust him, I think it would strain our relationship. He is already upset that he gave me HPV but we realize a person can have that for years without symptoms.

Painless pimples and white blisters on both inner thighs. Recent removal of a single smooth wart. Recent yeast infection and painful urination for a few days after recent sex with him. Wart turned up less than a week later. Can anyone tell me the most likely cause of the these symptoms? I don't get to see the doctor for the Pap and HPV test for two more weeks. I am worried about waiting that long if I may have another problem too.

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  • Diabetics are very prone to staph infections. Maybe that's it.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • September 12, 2007
    • 11:36 AM
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  • Thank you. I just had 2 weeks of 2 antibiotics for a resistant staph infection in my leg. It was the left calf, where I have a diabetic skin condition that ulcerated. They put me on Levaquin and another antibiotic twice a day. I have had staph before and they always assumed it was resistant and gave me the whole deal. Sulfa drugs, etc. This time it was resistant, probably because of all the broad spectrums I have been given. Before that it never was. I developed a bright rash and hives on my face and neck so the emergency clinic doctor reduced the Levaquin to once a day near the very end of the treatment, and diagnosed a medication allergy. I had a single Levaquin given by the obgyn when I had the acid treatment on the wart. This pimply thing began on the right thigh. I am assuming if this is resistant staph, it must now be in my whole body if it jumped areas. I guess I better get into a doctor on an emergency basis. It didn't occur to me I could still have staph. That's disturbing considering I have had a scope in my bladder and a wart acid burned since. I will let you know what the doctor finds. The obgyn wasn't concerned about the pimples.
    BesideMyself 41 Replies
    • September 12, 2007
    • 05:54 PM
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  • You ask: "Should I be tested for everything else? If I do that and he finds out I didn't trust him, I think it would strain our relationship." Ok.. this is what I think. First of all, YOU need to know what is going on with YOUR body. This means you need to be tested for STD's asap. If you are clear, then no problem. You don't even have to mention it to him. If you are not clear, then you need to talk to him about it. I dont think that YOUR going behind his back will be the issue at that point anyhow. After all you say you have been faithfull and I would be alot more concerned about what he gave me then worrying about if I hurt his feelings by not telling him about the STD tests. Go get your tests so you know whats going on!!!! Good luck!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 12, 2007
    • 06:35 PM
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  • My GP sent me to the clinic due to concerns that if staph it could move quickly in my immune suppressed condition. The doctor there did think it was an mrsa folliculitis and has me applying Bactraban to it 3 times a day. It does not seem to be helping reduce or stop the pimples, but it has somewhat reduced the blistering. Now it has begun to itch, which it did not do before. Does this indicate the treatment is working, or making it worse? They did not do a culture, biopsy, or blood test. I am still slightly concerned that this looks like a picture of a mild syphilis rash I saw on a govt site. Obviously, I don't want to think my partner didn't tell me about a recent infidelity, but I can't afford to mess around with anything like this with the diabetes, and the cancer tests I am undergoing for abnormal tissue in my bladder.
    BesideMyself 41 Replies
    • September 13, 2007
    • 08:58 PM
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  • good luck with everything and i hope it works out for you.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 27, 2007
    • 06:52 AM
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  • I have been in committed monagamous relationship for almost 10 years. He says he has not cheated since he cheated a single time in the early days of our relationship. We were both tested at the time after that and had no positives. I have never had another partner. He admits to having had a fair number of girlfriends when he was younger and travelled around the world. He is not into drugs.I have just been diagnosed with HPV and obviously I got it from him. In pictures I saw online it looked more to me like Molluscosum, but the doctor removed the wart with acid. I showed her that I also have small red pimples on one thigh, and white blisters. It is not painful. Tonight I noticed it is now on both thighs. There is no red skin around the pimples and blisters, but it is arranged in a rashy pattern at the top of the inner thighs. The skin around the pimples is a normal white color. My doctor thought it was from yeast. I did recently have antibiotics and a yeast infection. I have had many yeast infections in the past and am a diabetic. I have never had pimples on my thighs before from a yeast infection.I am deeply concerned that I could possibly have some other STD, maybe syphilis or HIV. I really want to trust my partner that he has not cheated again, but I am concerned if this rash might be something other than yeast, and I may have a misdiagnosis going on. Prior to having the wart which was removed (smooth flesh colored wart), I had pain on urination.Should I be tested for everything else? If I do that and he finds out I didn't trust him, I think it would strain our relationship. He is already upset that he gave me HPV but we realize a person can have that for years without symptoms.Painless pimples and white blisters on both inner thighs. Recent removal of a single smooth wart. Recent yeast infection and painful urination for a few days after recent sex with him. Wart turned up less than a week later. Can anyone tell me the most likely cause of the these symptoms? I don't get to see the doctor for the Pap and HPV test for two more weeks. I am worried about waiting that long if I may have another problem too.This is exactly the symptoms I had a month after I started sleeping with this guy. We were together for 3 months and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I went to the doctor and they didn't know either. They said I was allergic to something and gave me some cream to clear up my rash. It went away and I continued to sleep with him. Then I, too, got pimples on my inner legs and didn't know what it was. I just ignored it and thought it was from my underwear rubbing. That eventually went away also.That was about a month to 2 months ago. I had a physical last week because I went off my mom's inurance when I turned 19 on Saturday. I wasn't even going to have them do a Pap, but I figured why not?My results came back today. Positive for HPV. They said because I am so young all I can do is be really healthy to boost my immune system and watch it.I feel discusting because I lost my virginity to this guy. And I will let him know as soon as possible. But I can't be mad, because there is no way men will know they have it unless they get warts or rashes. And a lot of people don't. So the responsible thing for me to do is tell him. I don't know if he will change his ways about using protection, though. He never did with me. But I will let him know. And if he doesn't believe me then I will for sure inform his fellow sex partners to help resuce HPV so women don't have to go through what I am going through right now.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 22, 2009
    • 05:12 AM
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