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monaarchy
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Hey,

So today I woke up with a sore throat (I have been sick off and on these past few weeks @ college) and noticed an ulcer (however you spell it, canker sore, whatever) in my mouth. It's really small and looks and feels like an regular ulcer, but I got really paranoid because lately I have been hooking up with this guy whose sexual background I don't know.

His penis doesn't look weird or have any weird bumps on it or anything, but I started freaking out and thinking I may have syphilis. I looked up the symptoms and know that primary stage sores are generally bigger than the sore in my mouth, but I was wondering if they started out small. Should I monitor it? And could a sore throat be a sign of infection too?

I also have these three small dark red splotches on the roof of my mouth that look like popped blood vessels. Maybe I'm sucking his penis too hard haha, but I just wanted to mention that too.

SO if you could offer me some advice, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

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atm1
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Your best bet here is to get in to see your doctor to get those red splotches looked at. The sore is very likely just a canker sore, and not an indication of some other infection.

BUT, given that you don't know this partner's history, using latex barriers for all sexual activity (including oral sex) is really a must. Too, you should absolutely get tested for STIs in the near future.

[ 12-17-2009, 08:48 AM: Message edited by: atm1 ]

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