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short and long term effects of syphilis

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
STDs: You do not get these from the toilet unless you are having sex in the toilet.
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
10-20 years: From the national library of medicine: neurosyphilis is caused by treponema pallidum, the bacteria that cause syphilis. It usually occurs about 10 - 2 ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Starts?: Your questions this morning are very curious. What do you mean by 'start's. An infection either happens or it does not. Syphilis can take six weeks ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Sayegh
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Variable: variable.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
About 2-5 weeks.: Treponemal antibody tests, like fta-abs and mha-tp usually become positive two to five weeks after the initial infection. These tests stay positive, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Weeks to months: The body does not develop detectable antibody in 2 days but you need to get checked for other STDs as well if you have had sexual contact with an infe ... Read More
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Johnson
34 years experience Gynecology
4 weeks usually: The fta-abs (fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test can be used to detect syphilis except during the first 3 to 4 weeks after exposure to syp ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Weeks to months: Testing for syphillis relies on both non-specific tests that can be falsley +or - and more specific germ tests as backup. A + or rising level of a scr ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: For early stages it is a single shot of antibiotic. For complicated stages the treatment may vary from 3 shots to IV antibiotics.
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