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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 35 years experience
Not necessarily. The lab should give you a reason.
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Unlikely: However simple vdrl blood test will give u the answer.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 37 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.
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
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 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
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Depends on timing,Sx: The answer depends on the timing of possible exposure to syphilis & any symptoms (Sx) that you may have. So, it's impossible to answer your questi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Condoms & abstinence: Syphilis is transmitted sexually via skin to skin contact with an infected painless ulceration called a chancre. Condoms are effective in decreasing t... Read More
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