Do I have Herpes

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Q: A few months ago i was on a trip to Montreal and went to a erotic massage parlor. Might have been the biggest mistake of my life now that I look at it. im so depressed about this any way. the woman gave me a hand job and nothing more. It was a fully naked one so her naked body was on my body but not in a super sexual way but more sensual. she rubbed her breast on my but her vagina never touched my skin from what i remembered. After my session I had a tingle on my penis that wudnt go away. I figure it was due to the warmed oil that she used. A month or so later I had a few little bumps show up near the shaft of my penis. I was scared and went to the clinic immediately. The doctor instantly told me that this was Herpes and I would have it for life and i could infect a woman and destroy her ability to have kids and that I needed to take some pills for a week and then buy more later on. I left the clinic feeling like committing suicide because of this "doctor". It felt like he was reading from a play book or something. Any way the bumps turned to scab and went away. Also my anus began to hurt at times as well. the tingly feeling in my penis never went away.. it stayed there for a few weeks and might have went down a bit but always came back. I began changing my eating habits and did a full body cleanse. I did not take the medicine that the doctor ordered me too. I just didn't feel comfortable doing so after his horror story. after a month and a half everything went away and the tingle went away for a bit. but wud sometimes happen again after i masturbated or had sex with a condom. i went back to eating the same and smoking and not working out as i did. and after maybe 2 months now I have the bumps again. I wish i could say that this is just sum fungus from my lotion or from something else. I still haven't got a official test which I will be getting next week. can you help me to understand why i have the tingle constantly and is that something normal with herpes cases. Also why is it that right after the massage i had this tingle. i'm really depressed and I am somewhat of a well known figure in my community so i dont know what to do with my life at the moment.

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