Hello all. Ok, all in all I have had two sexual partners total. One was my previous boyfriend and the other is my husband that I have been married to for over a year. Last July I went in to have my annual and pap smear as well as get tested for all STDs. Everything came back just fine, no sign of anything wrong whatsoever.
Well, a few months ago I started to have urinary discomfort(i.e burning that comes and goes, but is usually worse after sex, and increased urination) as well as a burning or painful sensation when first beginning to have sex. I DO have a problem getting moist down there, so I'm not sure if that might be why it burns and hurts during sex(this wasn't a problem until a few months ago). I have been to my doctor regularly for checkups and have had several urine tests done to test for a UTI, none was ever detected. I have noticed that the brand of condom we have been using kind of makes me itchy and it burns a bit after sex when I pee, so I am considering the fact that I might just be having a reaction to the condom and its chemicals. And I am 200% sure that my husband has stayed faithful to me so I am not even going to question that as a factor. So my question is, is it possible that the STD tests were wrong? I'm so scared. I have a doctors appointment set up next week to figure this out, but in the meantime I just want my peace of mind back.
It's possible to get a false negative STD test result if the test was administered shortly after infection. If I am not mistaken, most disease/ infection tests actually test for antibodies. Antibodies show that the body is fighting off a particular illness. If you recently contracted a STD or STI, you may not have enough antibodies to trigger a positive on the test.
But please don't borrow trouble by assuming that you have an STD/ STI. All kinds of things could cause those symptoms. You could have a sensitivity to the latex condoms or some type of vaginal infection that is not sexually transmitted.