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member354
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I had sex with a new partner and I used protection, but I understand that I can still get STD's like herpes. I'm super concerned because it's really itchy after 2 days and there's little red bumps. (not open sores)

I was hoping this was from shaving down there with a slightly old razor or a allergic reaction to the condom. Is this possible? Can I get this tested if it happened less than a week ago and there's no sores yet?

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atm1
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You'll have to wait at least two or three more weeks to get tested, and then you'll want to get tested again in six months.

Though, I'd agree with you that the itchiness and bumps are quite likely from shaving with a not sharp razor. I'd try not to worry to much, ask this partner about their last STI test and make an appointment to get tested yourself soon.

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Ah, more anticipation =(

The itchiness is in the labia minora area and it's pretty intense at the moment. I read that it is another sign and I've never gotten razor burn there. Could it be some other irritation? Should I be more worried? Is there anything I can do to soothe it?

Thank you in advanced.

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That itchiness and the bumps can also be from a yeast infection. Since you're having symptoms now, and are uncomfortable, why don't you just go ahead and see if you can't get in to see your sexual healthcare provider?

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The red bumps seem to be fading and the itchiness is a little better. I hope this is a good sign, but I will still get checked in a couple weeks.

Also, if it may be a yeast infection should I get a test from a drug store? And is the treatment over the counter? If the itchiness stops should I not worry about a yeast infection?

Thank you for your helpfulness.

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bump.

The red bumps have completely disappeared and the itchiness is very minimal if any. Is this a good sign? Should I still worry about a yeast infection or anything else? I will still get tested for std's next week.

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Sorry we missed this.

You should have a doctor tell you whether or not it's a yeast infection before using over the counter treatments for it. Just ask when you go in for your testing if the clinic has someone you can see soon.

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