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A 22-year-old male asked:

Have a headache thats persited for 4days now.minds feels cloudy. suspecting syphilis had rpr was negative. supected exposure was 4years ago.

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Syphilis and neg rpr: Syphilis as a cause of headache is not common. Considering your RPR was negative and your exposure was 4 years ago, this is probably not the cause. Do you have a rash or fevers? Have you had a seizure? These might be important pieces of information too.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren commented
Neurology 19 years experience
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Great to hear you had a helpful check up!
Aug 13, 2014
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: Though there is no reason to suspect syphilis as cause for your headaches, the fact that they are worrying you means these headaches should be evaluated. Hope that helps.

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