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I am a 22 year old female. About 7 weeks ago I performed

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I am a 22 year old female. About 7 weeks ago I performed unprotected oral sex on a guy. As far as I know, I did not come in contact with any of his body fluids.
Two days later I got a servers sore throat. I tested negative for gonorrhea/clamydia but postive for group c strep which I understand is rare.
The guy also got a UTI within one week of the oral sex.
I was put on amoxicillin for the strep and the pain went away but one tonsil stayed very swollen. I gave it some time to see if the swelling would go down. I went back to the doctor yesterday with a lot of pain and some swelling in my salivary glands on the same side as the swollen tonsil.
I am freaking out that I somehow caught some serious bacterial or viral infection from the oral sex that has lasted for 7 weeks now. Any ideas what caused this or why I haven't gotten better? Or why we both got sick after the oral?
I had blood sent off yesterday to test for all stds.
Thanks in advance for answers. I am so stressed about this.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.



I don't think you caught any serious STD.

What you need to be tested for is mono.

Mono acts just like this, and the strep C might have distracted your doctor from testing for mono.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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