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How to tell the difference between chancroid and syphilis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. RADHA SYED
Gynecology 54 years experience
Genital lesions: Chancroid is a soft friable lesion appearing on mons pubis with surface ulceration.Syphillitic ulcers are more defined, smaller , deeper ulcerated are... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Pick
34 years experience
If : If you think you have a sexually transmitted disease, you need to go to a doctor and get tested and treated as soon as possible. You should also notif... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Professional care: Correct about usually painful versus painless genital sores. But there's been no chancroid in the US for many years, except maybe a few who caught it ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Rosen
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Different symptoms: Gonorrhea usually causes a pure lent urethral discharge.Syphilis usually has a painless sore on the genitals,mouth, or rectum
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Very different: Syphilis occurs in stages, 1st painless sore (chancre) after 1 1/12 - 13 wks on genitals, lasts about 1 month. 2nd stage skin rash 2 - 8 wks later la... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Diagnosis: Folliculitis has characteristic physical exam finding and likely would not be confused for syphillis. However, the rash of syphillis mimics many othe... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Stage of disease: Primary syphilis is characterized by the chancre, a firm based ulcer which is not tender. Neurological involvement occurs after the spirochaete disse... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Stage of disease: A chancre is the initial lesion at the point where the syphilis bacterium first entered the body. Usually it's a painless ulcer that feels hard. Syphi... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Totally Different: Canker sores are called aphthous ulcers, occur exclusively in the mouth and the cause is unknown. A chancre is an ulcer found on genitalia and in the... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Pain versus painless: Canker sores are typically painful, tender, white. Mucous patches are painless, nontender, usually pink or the same color as other mouth tissues. Curr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Genital ulcers: Herpes and chancroid cause genital ulcers (also syphilis). In the us, genital herpes is the most common. A definitive diagnosis of chancroid is a lit... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Not much difference with 6days. There are better tests available discuss that with your MD
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