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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Where is 2nd part?: An appropriate syphilis test involves two stages: the RPR is done first- if positive, a confirmatory test such as an ' fta-abs' must be done. The 2-s ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Absolutely: If whoever tested you is on top of things, you've already been advised to have a more specific test.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mashood Qadri
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Syphilis: RPR negative means disease is not active.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs evaluation: The basic test for syphilis is calked an rpr. It is very sensitive meaning a false positive is rare. If you know you have been exposed then get retest ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
NEVER: If you have 2nd stage syphilis, get correct therapy. Clobetasol is not good for syphilis.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Free of syphilis: Almost everybody with syphilis makes antibodies and has a positive test. You may have any of the other sexually-transmitted diseases -- gonorrhea, chl ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
ANA: This will not detect the presence or absence of syphilis. If you had a negative RPR the overwhelming probability is that you have not had syphilis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Syphilis testing: Syphilis is tested via blood for secondary infections and if you are concerned about it, see a MD for testing.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Syphilis serology: test should certainly be repeated. Then consult with venereologist, gynecologist or infectious disease Dr. if positive. Fortunately prognosis after an ... Read More

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