Determining STD vs Strep vs Viral Infection

Patient : I have had 5 different sexual partners within the past 2 weeks. I was with the first four partners during the first four days. On Day 7, I got an STD screening (via urine sample) and it came back clean. However, I had to frequently urinate/it hurt to urinate between Day 5-12 and so on Day 13, I called my physician and asked for medicine for a potential UTI and was given Nitrofurantoin Mono, which I have been taking from Day 13 until presently (Day 15). I did not have a urine test to confirm the presence of the UTI. However, I had sex with my fifth partner on Day 12, and between Day 13 and Day 14, I noticed that the lymph nodes in my neck were a bit swollen. Additionally, on Day 14, my throat felt a bit off, and on Day 15, I noticed small white patches on my tonsils, which were also swollen/inflamed. I do not have a fever and my throat does not hurt; it just feels dry. I do, however, have some slight dull aches in my pelvic/thigh region. I do not see any ulcers or rashes or any other symptoms. On Day 15 (today), I went in and saw a physician, who did a quick strep and mono test. I tested negative for both, though they will be running a more comprehensive strep test to rule out other strains of strep I could potentially have. My main concern is this: I did have unprotected oral sex with three of my sexual partners (they were part of the first four), though they all said that they were clean. I am 1. not sure if my first STD screening was performed too early for anything to be diagnosed --maybe I caught something but it needed time to show up and those 3 days in between the sex and the screening may have been too short? 2. what are the chances that I may have contracted something like oral chlamydia or oral gonorrhea? My physician today did a throat swab to check for that and I may know within the next few days. 3. what are the chances that this is just a virus? 4. b/c I am still on meds for my UTI, will I have to wait until I am done with the antibiotics before getting another STD screening?
Symptoms:  Swollen lymph nodes, white patches on tonsils, swollen/red tonsils, dry throat, aches in pelvic and thigh area, sensitive vaginal opening
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Wanting advice on whether I have an STI. Near the opening of my penis on one side there is a raised bump that is not ...

Q: Hi , I'm in a long distance relationship with my partner who was just tested for std's for the first time. After the ...

Q: I've one wart on my anus, but I've been in a monogamous relationship for > 20 yrs. Neither of us has ever had geni...

Q: Around rim of my penis head is red

Q: I'm 26 165 lbs fit, uncircumcised and I have some redness that's tingly on the head of my penis. Could it be STD rela...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews