Hi there. I guess the real reason why I am positing on this forum is for some support with what I'm going through. My story: In the beginning of June (this year) I met a guy that I started dating. After a couple of weeks we had sex. Before having sex, my partner and I had discussed whether or not we've been tested, etc. He said he had and told me the last two people he had sex with were too. Two days after we did I started to have yeast infection symptoms. I never had one before so I was concerned. These symptoms included: swollen and tender at the vagina opening and vulva, smelly cottage cheese discharge, and itchiness. I also got it right after my period. When I went to my gyno, she took samples and looked under the microscope. She told me it was a yeast infection. I was also tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea to be safe. They came back negative. I was on 1 dose of diflucin to get rid of the yeast infection, as well as OTC monistat cream. It went away in a couple of days. About 2-3 weeks later I developed different symptoms. This was this past Monday. I had sex with the guy I have been dating at least 4 more times. The last time was July 5th, which was about a week ago. The new symptoms were three really tiny blisters on the outside of my vagina, almost near my leg. The one hurt really bad. They weren't really red, just looked like the skin was peeled off. I talked to him about it and he said he got tested, didn't have it, and never had symptoms of it. The next day I came down with flu like symptoms: sore throat, headache, body ache, and just felt like I couldn't move for a day. The next day they went away (and the symptoms lessened with cold medicine). I immediately went to a free STD clinic to get tested (the same one he said he had went to). When I got there, I found out they only tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. I got the tests done (still waiting for results), but freaked out because I realized he was never tested for herpes or any of the other ~25 STDs. By this time I had developed two more sores on the same side of my vagina. These two are located almost at the crevice where the leg meets the groin. They hurt so bad. I can't walk without being in pain and even sleeping has been hard. I called the gyno and went in the next day. I met a new gyno who questioned me in her office pretty heavily--with no feedback at all. She then took me into an exam room and took cultures of the sores and did a HSV IgG and IgM blood test. She also did an internal exam and said she only saw sores where I said I saw them. She did give me any feedback the entire time and I was scared and crying. I finally asked her if they looked like herpes and she said, "Yes, they do. But not everything that looks like herpes is herpes." Great. That's the only feedback I could get from her. I will find out this Monday if what I have is herpes or not. I've been preparing myself for the positive results. Now, I have also been getting some mild itching in the same place where I felt it when my yeast infection started. I have been doing so much research on the topic. Obviously it's all I can think about. It is possible that I developed shingles, impetigo, or folliculitis. Or some type of bacterial/staph infection, which would explain the 24 hour bug. I do shave completely down there and folliculitis (which can turn into a bacterial infection) could be the culprit. It has been extremely hot and humid lately and I am very active for most of the day. Or could the yeast infection be the culprit? I'm holding on to a little bit of hope. But definitely prepared for the worst. Thanks for reading. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.