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Short and long term effects of syphilis

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Toilet unlikely STDs: Except for the moist secretions from a herpes lesion, most STDs would need more intimate contact than intact thigh skin against a dry toilet seat. Le... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Not necessarily. The lab should give you a reason.
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It means the test is delayed, it can still be negative or positive. Some of the tests are sent out to other labs and this is many times the reason for... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
The doxycycline doesn't matter. The standard ceftriazone (Rocephin) dose always prevents syphilis when given soon after exposure. You are 100% protect... Read More
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
This is prophylactic- or 'just in case, and should be OK
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Symptoms are unreliable, but blood tests are accurate. You do not have either syphilis or HIV. Move on without worry.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Unlikely: However simple vdrl blood test will give u the answer.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 38 years experience
Infected baby: Penicillin, which is one of the safest drugs in pregnancy, effectively treats syphilis and will prevent spreading the infection to your baby.
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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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Primary or secondary: Earliest sign of primary syphilis is so called chancre, one or more painless hard sores appear after a week & up to 3 months. Last 3 - 6 weeks and hea... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Quite common: This is quite common. The initial syphilis lesion (the chancre, i.e. a sore at the exposed area) can be missed, e.g. if inside the vagina, rectum, etc... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Get treated: You should get treated immediately. You should also notify all sexual contacts. The state health department will probably contact you to ask about y... Read More
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