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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if ...Read more


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Tested positive for Lyme disease IgM but my western blot test came back negtive?

Tested positive for Lyme disease IgM but my western blot test came back negtive?

Then it's not Lyme: Lyme disease can be tricky -and you want to make sure you see someone like an Infectious Diseases doctor who knows how to treat it. The diagnosis is actually based on clinical findings, and the lab testing is generally 'supportive'. Since you're Western blot is negative, then it's very unlikely you have Lyme. There are other diseases that could cause 'Lyme-like' symptoms -and good to get evaluated ...Read more

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I got blood test done and all of the hiv test came negative except hiv ab. What does that mean?

I got blood test done and all of the hiv test came negative except hiv ab. What does that mean?

Conflicting results : Not exactly sure what tests were ordered - but a healthy individual does not produce antibodies to HIV. However, a negative screening test means only that there is no evidence of disease at the time of the test. Head back to your primary care physician for a follow-up. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Do all illnesses have positive and negative symptoms?

Do all illnesses have positive and negative symptoms?

No!: Absolutely not! many, many diseases have no symptoms at all. Symptoms are helpful , but almost never make a firm diagnosis on their own. ...Read more

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I tested positive/treated for strep 5x (rsat), little/no symptoms. Last test was positive, culture was negative. What causes false positive results?

I tested positive/treated for strep 5x (rsat), little/no symptoms. Last test was positive, culture was negative. What causes false positive results?

Latent infection?: Some people have recurrent MRSA (multiply-resistant strep aureus) infections that are treated successfully and recur. There is a possibility that they (or you) could be harboring strep in your nose. The sinuses don't have great blood flow, and so may potentially "hide" bacteria. This could explain your odd results. Put bactroban (mupirocin) up your nose daily as a preventive measure, and see what happens. ...Read more

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Got all symptoms for thyroid but blood test come back clear?

Got all symptoms for thyroid but blood test come back clear?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you did not say what symptoms, what tests and what were the actual results. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Postive urine tests and negative blood test and pregnancy symtoms. Could i be pregnant?

Postive urine tests and negative blood test and pregnancy symtoms. Could i be pregnant?

Need to re do test: Blood test is generally more sensitive and reliable than a urine test for pregnancy. You may wish to repeat the urine test as you can do that home. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Only do the home test if you are 4-5 days past the expected onset of your period. ...Read more

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How accurate are tests these days. Like hiv. Stool test. Cancer test.

How accurate are tests these days. Like hiv. Stool test. Cancer test.

Lab tests: Are only as good as the doc who interprets them an then treats. If the lab is federally certified it has met certain standards. Using the same lab for comparison to previous testing is best. So, lab testing can be extremely helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I took 7 home pregnancy test all positive but doctor test say negative and blood test was negative why?

I took 7 home pregnancy test all positive but doctor test say negative and blood test was negative why?

Please clarify: Perhaps the reason can be known when you tell us honestly why you kept testing at home even though the test told you a positive answer. Something must have clued you into the fact something was not normal. You tell us. ...Read more

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2 pregnancy tests negitive but I have all the early signs of pregnancy and missed period so why are the tests negitive?

2 pregnancy tests negitive but I have all the early signs of pregnancy and missed period so why are the tests negitive?

Am I pregnant?: There are no symptoms that are specific to pregnancy. The first thought is that you have not ovulated this month for some reason and you hormones are in fluctuation. That would explain the symptoms. Or you tested too really and should test again in a few days if the period does not start. ...Read more

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Hiv & syphillis test negative in may 2012 syphillis done again in july negative again. Hiv done in august while pregnant also negative. Am i negative?

Hiv & syphillis test negative in may 2012 syphillis done again in july negative again. Hiv done in august while pregnant also negative. Am i negative?

Depends on exposure: If you have had unprotected sex or other exposure to body fluids since your last HIV test, you need to be retested to assess your status. An HIV test may not detect infection until a a few months after exposure to the virus. ...Read more

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I, m two month no period have all the symptoms of being pregnant home tests neg, blood test neg. Blood work for mp are neg. Still pgt symptom scare.

I, m two month no period have all the symptoms of being pregnant home tests neg, blood test  neg. Blood work for mp are neg. Still pgt symptom scare.

Talk to your doctor: Clearly most of what can be done to prove you are not pregnant has been done, so there must be other explanations for your symptoms. You have not stated your age so i can't guess reasonably at which of many possibilities is your correct diagnosis, but a gynecologist should be able to figure this out. ...Read more

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Negative STD herpes result but showing symptoms, what's wrong?

Negative STD herpes result but showing symptoms, what's wrong?

Need eval to know.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Just saw my pcp about STD test results. My HSV 1&2 IgG results were pos, but the HSV 1&2 IgM results were neg. No symptoms at all. Am i contagious?

Just saw my pcp about STD test results. My HSV 1&2 IgG results were pos, but the HSV 1&2 IgM results were neg. No symptoms at all. Am i contagious?

Old infection: High igg levels mean an old exposure, are you having symptoms now? Any skin lesions? You need to practice safe sex to avoid contagion, especially if you are experiencing an outbreak. ...Read more

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Is a negative syphilis test at 8 weeks conclusive?

Is a negative syphilis test at 8 weeks conclusive?

Yes: Syphilis blood tests virtually always turn positive within 6 weeks. Your negative result at 8 weeks is conclusive. ...Read more

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I’ve had syphilis test at 3weeks 4 weeks and 41 days all negative am I hood to move on?

I’ve had syphilis test at 3weeks 4 weeks and 41 days all  negative am I hood to move on?

Sounds ok, until...: Until the next time one has sexual or other intimate contact with a person carrying syphilis. Of course, it is very hard to tell if the people you meet have syphilis... so live carefully... and see the doctor for routine check-ups according to the doctor's advised screening schedule. ...Read more

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I’ve had syphilis test at 3weeks 4 weeks and 41 days all negative am I good to move on from this nightmare?

I’ve had syphilis test at 3weeks 4 weeks and 41 days all  negative am I good to move on from this nightmare?

Conclusive: If it was a syphilis ELISA or EIA best, it was conclusive at 4 weeks. No matter what type of test it was, the 6 week (41 day) result for sure is conclusive. For sure you didn't acquire syphilis during the exposure you are concerned about. ...Read more

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Is a syphilis test accurate after just about five years after last exposure?Can syphilis disappear before then?Shold I still be woried?nontreponemal?

Is a syphilis test accurate after just about five years after last exposure?Can syphilis disappear before then?Shold I still be woried?nontreponemal?

Testing for Syphilis: Exposure is different from infection. Once infected tests some tests are + for life. exposure does not give + test. Some tests are good + for life. Unless your immune system is ravaged by AIDs. Good review at uptodate.com Trust you use a condom. ...Read more

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I have read on that 6 weeks after a possible exposure is good for a syphilis test, mine was done at 39 days instead of 42. Still valid? 3 days matter?

I have read on that 6 weeks after a possible exposure is good for a syphilis test, mine was done at 39 days instead of 42. Still valid? 3 days matter?

Here are some ...: Generally speaking the number or values as quoted in the literature are so-called normal "range" to cover some 95% of cases and should be used as references of daily medical practice and living, not at 100% like machine. In practice, it's good idea to combine high vigilance and keen diligence to assess history, practice safe sex, and rouse professional alertness so to test timely - not rigidly. ...Read more

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Can i trust in a syphilis test at 61 days?

Yes: In short yes. There are several types....Ftab, treponema antibody and RPR (rapid plasma reagin). The tests are very reliable. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false negative syphilis test?

Yes, early infection: It takes a few weeks for the blood tests to become positive, so false neg is common soon after infection. Once infction is established and a few weeks have passed, false negatives are rare. And even in those rare circumstances, the infection usually is not active or likely to be damaging. If outwardly healthy, a neg blood test is virtually 100% assurance against active or transmissible syphilis. ...Read more

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What kind of syphilis test would become positive first, RPR or cia?

Need two tests: Generally two tests are needed to confirm diagnosis of syphilis, one VDRL/RPR and one specific antibody like MHTP. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/syphilis-tests ...Read more

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What does a weakly reactive syphilis test result mean? Does that mean I have syphilis?

Only a screening tst: Hi Jessica, A weakly reactive syphilis test or RPR test is a screening test. Syphilis and other things can cause this test to be positive. The definitive test is the FTA, or Flourescent Treponemal Antibody test. This is specific for Syphilis and if this is positive then you have the disease. ...Read more

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How does a clinic do a syphilis test?

Syphilis is caused : By a bacterium called treponema pallidum. Syphilis can be diagnosed by finding non-specific antibodies in the blood (rapid plasma reagin or rpr), examining for bacteria in samples from open sores under a microscope (primary ; secondary syphilis) or in some cases examination of cerebropsinal fluid via lumbar puncture. ...Read more

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Is syphilis test result accurate if unprotected sometime in oct and got tested January 5?

Is syphilis test result accurate if unprotected sometime in oct and got tested January 5?

Yes: if you had gotten syphilis, the test would be positive by now. however, if you had sex with someone with known syphilis, it is recommended that you be treated ...Read more

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Is hepatits b can be detect if i will have a syphilis test?Plzz answer doctors..Tnx

Is hepatits b can be detect if i will have a syphilis test?Plzz answer doctors..Tnx

No: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria called Treponema pallidum. It is not related in any way to Hepatitis B (which is a virus). Both are sexually transmitted, however. The tests for these two diseases are very different, and Hepatitis B will not be shown on a test for syphilis. You list that you already have Hepatitis B, so I am assuming you've been tested. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. After sex, how long should you wait until you get a syphilis test to make sure the virus has already shown up?

Early syphilis: Initial syphilis manifests on the average of 21 days as a painless ulcer in mucosa/genital areas... If this lesion was missed becuase the ulcer is normally painless I would get the test in 2 months. That being said, i would also get a test for other sexually transmitted diseases like hepatitis C and B and HIV. Syphilis is a spirochete -- a type of spiral-shaped bacteria and not a virus. ...Read more

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If I go to the doctor and ask for a syphilis test, what test do they usually give by default? I'm asking because I'm not sure which test I got.

Ask the DR: Always get a copy of every lab test so you can see for yourself. There are MANY blood tests for syphilis. You ask which test you got. More important is the interpretation. Did it indicate presence of disease or not? ...Read more

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How long would the RPR syphilis test be accurate after infection. Would it be accurate between 1-2 years after exposure or is it less reliable then?

How long would the RPR syphilis test be accurate after infection. Would it be accurate between 1-2 years after exposure or is it less reliable then?

Very reliable: First, RPR is no longer the usual first blood test for syphilis. Most labs now start with an IgG ELISA. Either this or RPR is always positive within 6 weeks. In other words, a negative test more than 6 weeks after the last posssible exposure, including 1-2 years, proves you do not have active syphilis. However, a positive results isn't necessarily reliable; positives require confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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Hello, is syphilis test VDRl conclusive at 4 weeks? I had only oral exposure without condom for 1 min max. No syphilis symptomes. Thx

Not Quite: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003533.htm Short version - 4 weeks may be too early. Most doctors would repeat the test in another month; some might choose to prophylax with penicillin which is 100% effective against syphilis. ...Read more

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Wb indicating protein 41 active.I read its a lot of controversy about p41.Dfm showed spirochetes and gemmas.Syphilis test negative.Is it lyme?

Be skeptical: Lyme disease is not transmitted sexually, but through bites from infected ticks. Diagnosis using western blot is complicated and requires review of the entire blot and assessment of your other symptoms and risks. Dfm reliability is dependent on the person doing it, and may be manipulated in an attempt to sell you unproven or even dangerous treatments for lyme disease. ...Read more

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