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Rockville, MD
A 19-year-old female asked:

i have a bump on my finger, a bump on my vagina and sores in my mouth with swollen lymph nodes. is it possible i have syphilis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. In case you have syphilis, it is treatable, however, it is important you see a doctor for an evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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