Feeling confused and upset

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could do with some help, had unprotected sex over 4 weeks ago, the very next day after the sex i felt a sorness around my vagina, i was panicking so went to the clinic and they suspected genital herpes and i was given medication, i was also tested and these came back as negative for herpes and chlamydia. I had symptoms of redness and a burning sensation just in my general vaginal area that went away for a week or so but has now come back as a burning sensation again, so i visited my doctors today and he told me it is all in my head, i dont have any STIs and not to worry and maybe my proplem is physcological?? I just feel confused and wonder what the hell is going on? If i havent got herpes what else is it or is it all in my head? I dont have any sores or anything related to herpes, but now i am wondering if i have some sort of anxiety disorder? The pain of the burning is also on my back thighs but all i can think about is the pain and just giving myself headaches worrying about what is wrong with me and being alert for any signs of physical changes all the time sad have another appointment for a chat with my doctor soon... sad hope someone can help

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    I don't know much about STI but I would trust the doctor. Anxiety can cause a great deal of somatic symptoms. See your doc again and I hope everything works out.

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    Um, this may be awkward to ask.. Especially on a public forum.. But depending on how ... Hard you guys did it... Wouldnt it be sort of normal for your vagina to be sore afterwards? Especially if the sex is unprotected? How often do you have sex? Everyday? Three or two times a week? If you have unprotected sex everyday than that could be why your vag is sore. Now about the burning.. This sounds like it could be a yeast infection. Please dont be scared by this!! Its not deadly and its very treatable! Have you been to a gynecologist? They could defintiley tell you whether you have and STI or not. But the burning can also be from an irritation around the vulva somewhere.. And when you said that its in your back and thighs.. It seems to rule out the sti even more. I think you're just sore from having sex which i guess is normal ( im 17 and never had sex with a guy )

    I know what you're thinking " oh shes a virgin .. She doesnt know s#%^ about sex" " what does she know shes just another teenager" but believe me even though i never had sex before i have a very dirty sense of humor... ANYWAY!!! I strongly suggest you see a gyn just to be safe! I know you had the tests already.. But try to see a specialist so it can ease your anxiety. When you have sex.. Try to take it easy if y'all are going to fast.. Because that could cause your vagina to get irritated from the friction and it could give you lower back pain and soreness the next day.

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      Yes, Holly has been to a gynaecologist.

      Her test results were normal.

      Holly, I am wondering if the anxiety over the tests and the knowledge that you took some risks here are messing with your head?

      You'll be fine.

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      Its fine to ask im not fussed x it was abit rough and the sex was around 1am and maybe 8 hours later i had the sorness so i think i just panicked and ran off to the sexual health clinc as alot of sexual transmitted diseases have a longer incubation period then 8hours? and they 'suspected genital herpes' i thought it might have been a yeast unfection myself as i also had a white discharge and itching, i also up to 5 weeks later have no sores or anything down there i took the pessary and cream for thinking this was thrush and the sorness went away for a week, but has returned some days i notice it and some i dont and i think my mind is exaggerating the burning feelings downthere rolleyes xx my family tell me i have nothing to worry about but i know i can feel the sensations...

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    Holly, your tests were all normal.

    Don't have unprotected sex.

    You could have become pregnant, never mind having/not having an STI!

    THINK.

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    Go get retested. It will ease your mind. And don't have unprotected add again.

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    Yes could be yeast. Have you suffered from anxiety in the past? In todays world,please do not have unprotected sex. I minute of pleasure can lead to  a life time of pain and regret
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      the sex was around 1am and maybe 8 hours later i had the sorness so i think i just panicked and ran off to the sexual health clinc as alot of sexual transmitted diseases have a longer incubation period then 8hours? and they 'suspected genital herpes' i thought it might have been a yeast unfection myself as i also had a white discharge and itching, i also up to 5 weeks later have no sores or anything down there i took the pessary and cream for thinking this was thrush and the sorness went away for a week, but has returned some days i notice it and some i dont and i think my mind is exaggerating the burning feelings downthere rolleyes xx my family tell me i have nothing to worry about but i know i can feel the sensations... i have never suffered anxiety before but i am always worried and it drives me mad and i overthink and exaggerate alot of the time and also have always had trouble sleeping, my family assume im just creating a proplem from nothing but its making me feel sad because i know i can feel this burning pains on my top thighs x

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      I bet you have a Urinary Tract Infection.

      They are very frequently caused by intercourse.

      Take a specimen of urine to your Practice Nurse and get her to dipstick it.

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