At this point, it has been almost 3 weeks since I found a small, non-painful and sometimes itchy (though this could be because of not drying well after a shower) bump on my outer labia. It seems to have gotten bigger since, but this could be in my head too. After finding this, I already had a doctor appointment, where I was found to have a UTI. I was put on antibiotics, and after finishing these, noticed more troubling symptoms: excessive discharge that had a bit of an odour and would cause me to need to change my liner about 4 times per day. I went to one of those drop-in clinics to figure out what was going on, took down careful notes beforehand of all of my recent symptoms (including non-STD related ones)...and was disappointed to find that the doctor didn't really pay attention to me. She didn't ask questions or have interest in looking at my list, just ordered a bunch of tests then told me that it was out of her hands when I started worrying about what would show up on a billing statement. She didn't understand what I meant when I mentioned that I was thinking it could be an STD with a latency period, either. She thought that I was just late menstruating (though my file said that I had had it not long ago).
This may seem to not be applicable to the concern, but it kind of is. So I went through all these tests, including herpes (though it wasn't written on the statement, Trich was instead), Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, a Pap smear, a urinalysis, a test for yeast/bacterial vaginosis, and I believe that that is it. Everything came back negative, they said, and that I should see a gp if symptoms persist. After all of this, I finally had sex with my significant other, and started bleeding during. This has happened twice now, and the third time we've had sex since, the bleeding happened when I went to sleep afterwards then stopped the next morning (when I should have gotten my period). The excessive discharge has stopped sometime between the doctor visit and now.
What is happening now: I should have gotten my time of the month about 2-3 days ago, have a seemingly bigger bump where I shouldn't have one, and am showing some pain after urination. I don't want to self-diagnose, but am so tired of going to doctors and showing them parts that make me uncomfortable and having them act completely apathetic while I am obviously freaking out. If there is any knowledge on what can be going on here, it would be so helpful and I could hopefully feel more at ease.
Weird Problems, Discomfort With Doctor
Looking back, this looks a little rant-y...sorry about that :S
If the statement said Trich instead of herpes, I presume you weren't tested for herpes, but for trichomoniasis (a protozoal infection that can cause vaginitis, and certainly a possibility).
If your period doesn't come soon, a pregnancy test would be something you should do; but pregnancy doesn't explain the bump or the pain after urination. I think a different doctor would be appropriate. It may be some sort of infection that has resisted the antibiotics.
@Ineligible That's the thing, when they called to give me the results I clarified what was tested and brought up that the statement said Trich instead of Herpes, which was weird since the doctor only told me that she was testing for herpes/viral infection. The person giving the results over the phone said that they did both of those, and that both were negative.
Update: still no menstruation, but the bump is now bleeding a bit and is more visible in a mirror. It looks a bit like HPV to me, though I have just had my second vaccine in a Gardisil series and have been pretty much monogamous with the same sexual partner for years. (There was one instance of saliva-genital contact, but this was months ago.) I do need to see a doctor, I agree. I'm just getting very tired of going from doctor to doctor. I'll try to set up an appointment soon, though.