Genital Warts, desperately seeking advice
As of roughly two weeks ago, I had sex with someone who has HPV (Genital Warts) and right now I feel like I'm going to go insane.
I've read the statistics and so forth, and understand it's spread through skin contact but still understand very little about the matter.
Do the warts only show up on the point of contact? I ask because a couple days ago, my anus started to itch (Could be anything, but a coincidence I don't intend to overlook) and it's not so much like an itch like a bug bite, but more of a dry feeling, like left over fecal matter in the area or some such (A hard sensation to describe), however I've washed as best I could without further drying out the area or make it worse, and sofar the same itch remains persistant. I didn't have anal sex, or have any protruding object penetrate the given area, so I don't know why of all places my *** would feel the way it does. I checked myself via hand mirror, and noticed bumps that resemble raised hair folices, like goosebumps, so I dismissed them as nothing more. But perhaps I shouldn't?
Also, I can't tell if it's my mind on overdrive, noticing certain oddities on my penis, or if it's early signs of warts. I heard that white vinegar will turn any warts white (with reasonable efficiency, though not foolproof) so I've been lightly rubbing it on to see if anything shows up. Alas, nothing turns white. However over the last couple days, I've been noticing very small bumps that follow the lines of the tip of my penis. Irritation perhaps, from me continuely rubbing the acidic vinegar on it? I don't know.
To note, she hasn't had an outbreak in 3 years, which I know doesn't exclude the possibility, but does anyone know how significantly this lowers your chances of getting it? I also used a condom. As far as our skin to skin contact, it's hard to remember, but I'd be willing to say it was adequate. My immunity is fair I guess, are there any other symptoms, like a flu? For a couple days, I was waking up to a sweat and felt... weird, for lack of a better term. I can rule herpes out, perhaps I'm just tired and have one of those lame bugs that go around?
I've read of symptoms not showing up for months to years, perhaps self diagnosis within the first week to week and a half is just me being paranoid? I don't know, which is why I'm here. Also, are there any other ways to test for HPV, blood tests, anything, or is it eye sight only? For males atleast
To end, I do plan on getting tested by a doctor here soon, I'm just kind of looking for some closure perhaps, or knowledge that might help to put my mind at ease, however please do feel free to be blunt. Thanks in advance for your help.
Last edited by Male1980; 05-15-2008 at 05:47 PM.