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incubation period of syphilis

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Syphilis: No. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease cause by a bacteria. The neurological symptoms of syphilis take 10-20 years to develop. Guillain-Barré ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Six weeks: Syphilis testing should be accurate about six weeks after an exposure. The primary lesion, however, should appear before this.
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Tricky syphilis: Syphilis can appear one week to THREE months after an exposure. Part of that has to do with how many bacteria came across at the time of infection. O ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Brown
23 years experience Preventive Medicine
90 days: Regarding the window period, if you may have been exposed to syphilis less than 3 months ago (window period) and get tested for syphilis, there is a r ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Pathology: This is the wrong forum and it is not your job to tell your physician what tests to order. You physician will order the appropriate screening test ava ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
2 weeks: Blood test for syphilis becomes positive 2 to 4 weeks after infection is acquired. Neg. at 2 months=no syphilis. Were you exposed to syphilis? To oth ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Lag period: The tests for these infections generally rely on antibody production by the infected person. It may take a few weeks to a few months for the test to b ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Not ruled out yet: Incubation period for syphilis varies from 7 to 90 days. Negative RPR 4 months after exposure will virtually rules out syphilis.
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Dr. Kristina Adams waldorf
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Orgasm : Orgasm both helps relieve the pain of menstrual cramps, but can also induce cramping (which lasts a short time). Clitoral stimulation may be inducing ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV infection: This is probably the wrong question. There is no 'incubation' period. If you get infected with HIV you are infected with HIV and must be treated to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
2 to 6 days: The incubation period (time between exposure to the bacteria, by a bite or by inhaling the germs, and the development of the first symptoms) for bubon ... Read More

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