Long time follower, first time poster. I have a rather strange question to ask that I'm fairly sure hasn't been asked. If it has, I apologize and feel free to delete.
I work direct care for individuals with disabilities. One of the girls with whom I work quite closely with, I believe, has come down with pink eye. This girl is pretty much reliant on me for everything, including toileting and eating. I've accepted that it is quite possible I have contracted the virus/bacterial infection as well, since I caught a cold from her last week.
After doing a quick search on my phone while I was at work, I quickly read something that stated that if a person has chlamydia or gonorrhea, it can be transferred to their eye, resulting in pink eye.
I know the girl I work with did not get pink eye from this, and if I have it, I know that I didn't get it from either one of these STI's, however, this information is causing me to make some connections that may or may not be rational. I also know that the girl did not get pink eye from me first, since I don't have any concrete symptoms (just the ones I could be fabricating in my mind from my own paranoia), and she had clear cut symptoms when I came into work yesterday for the first time in a week, and didn't have the symptoms when I left work a week ago.
The first question I have is, if it is possible to get pink eye from these STI's, is it possible for the transmission to be reversed? Meaning, can pink eye be transferred to the genitals, resulting in an STI?
The reason I'm asking is because last night, while working with this girl, I happened to notice half way through my shift that around the opening of my vagina was somewhat sore. When I went to the bathroom and wiped, I noticed some milky discharge. The milky discharge is something that is not super uncommon for me, but it's rare enough for me to not remember the last time this has happened. My discharge is usually clear. I didn't even make this connection with the pink eye until after I read the article (which conveniently I cannot locate right now). The soreness came back again during my shift today and the milky discharge has returned.
I guess I'm just looking for some reassurance. I'm in a monogamous relationship and even if my assumptions are true and I end up having an STI from the pink eye, my boyfriend will be hesitant to believe I've been faithful. I have been, but I'm sure it would be hard to believe.
Any help is greatly appreciated!