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is back pain a symptom of syphilis

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Syphilitic disease of the spine, similar to bone and joint syphilis elsewhere in the body, may be encountered following either the congenital or acqui ... Read More
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubt syphilis: Syphilis doesn't cause back pain, or very rarely. When it does, there would be obvious imaging abnormalities (i.e. xray, CT, or MRI). These two proble ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Syphilis: The first step is to determine if this is due to active syphilis or not and good testing strategies are available. Why did you take the wrong antibio ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Blood test: Get to the MD and get a blood test . This will tell you if you still have syphilis, and can then be properly treated. If not this, then they can help ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See your PCP first: Some conditions like ED and back pain may require further assessment; tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a spe ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Most women, pregnant or not, have heartburn or back pain at some time in their lives. That means heartburn or back pain does not mean pregnancy, but m ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nomaan Ashraf
19 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See a doctor: 4 weeks of diarrhea is concerning see a physician for immediate evaluation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabor Racz
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes - spinal cord c: Could be a c6-7 disc bulge but it could also be from multiple causes. It also could be nerve involvement at other sites. See your doctor.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Primary cancer of the spine is uncommon and could be one of many things, e.g., bone cancer, tumor of spinal cord, tumor of the meninges, blood vessel ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not typical: Your symptoms are not typical of HIV infection, they are not ruling it out either. Work up is recommended as other infectious, rheumatologic or blood ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Back pain can accompany labor. The nerves in the pelvis don't always cause the pain in the places one expects, so there is not always one-to-one corre ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
INDIRECT: Als causes weakness and muscle atrophy, so not unique to get destabilization of axial skeleton as a secondary effect, which could bring about back pai ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
62 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Often: Pregnancy causes change in posture which is often a cause of back pain. More serious causes may also occur.
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