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Can You Get Syphilis From Drinking After Someone
If a woman has syphilis and she is breastfeeding a baby, can the baby get syphilis from sucking and drinking breastmilk?
Can you get syphilis If you are clean and you have unprotected sex with someone else who is also clean?
No: Syphilis is a bacteria spread from one person to another. Syphilis doesn't magically appear, which means a person must catch it from another person who already has it. The concern is, "How does one know his or her partner doesn't carry syphilis germs caught from a prior sexual encounter? " ...Read more
Transmission: Syphilis is spread when the bacteria called treponema pallidum enters the body through a break in mucosal membranes or skin (usually sex). Rarely it could be spread with direct non-sexual contact with an active lesion. A baby could become infected in utero or during labor. ...Read more
Yes: Syphilis is transmitted by skin to skin contact with an infected sore called a chancre. Over time the organism causing syphilis (a spriochete) circulates through the blood stream of the host causing problems throughout your body. It is not passed by blood though from person to person. ...Read more
No risk, no worry: In theory this could happen, but it would be extremely rare. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Virtually impossible: When patients would tell me that they got an std from a toilet seat I would respond that this was a strange place to be having sex. Anything is possible, but you would have to postulate that someone deposited the organism there immediately before you sat down and that somehow it penetrated intact skin (which the treponema can do). This is highly improbable. ...Read more
None: There is no quaternary syphilis. Tertiary is the last stage and is the most dangerous because it affects your nervous system. ...Read more
Absolutely: If whoever tested you is on top of things, you've already been advised to have a more specific test. ...Read more
I sat on a wet chair in a restaurant. Is it possible to get syphilis from sitting on a wet seat? (wet substance unknown).
Why do you ask?: No. Syphilis is caught from direct contact to the primary lesion known as a chancre, or semen or blood direct to your skin. Some people can or have been known to get syphilis from saliva when there is a primary lesion in the mouth of an infected human. But, sitting any any fluid will not give you any std, let alone syphilis. ...Read more
I went to get tested at planned parenthood I asked her about syphilis she said that I would have symptoms should I believe this and that I don't haveit?
Nope. She is wrong. I don't mean to guess, but if your exposure is with men then you definitely need a test and maybe even testing every three to six months would be wise.
If your sexual partner is female then testing once is fine and then only repeating the test is you change partners or have other possible exposure.
The problem is that if your infection is in your mouth or anus no symptoms. ...Read more
Sexually.: Transmission of syphilis occurs via direct contact with an infected lesion during sex. Syphilis can also be spread by kissing or touching a person who has active lesions on the lips, mouth, breasts, or genitals. It is treated with antibiotics, specifically benzathine penicillin g as an injection. Penicillin-allergic patients can use doxycycline. ...Read more
Antibiotic treatment: Forgive my frankness -- if you believe this is syphilis, why are you even asking here? You need to get with a scientific practitioner -- any competent mainstream physician -- and get an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate antibiotic. If superstition or talk from a smiling charlatan is preventing you from doing this, you will pay with your health and perhaps ultimately your life. ...Read more
Exposure to germ: Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person. That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu like illness as their only symptoms. Risk of transmission is estimated at 30% per contact during the contageous phaze. Infected women pass it to their babies during pregnancy in the first years they have untreated disease. ...Read more
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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, even after therapy. The vdrl and RPR probably become positive before then. The fastest test would likely be the darkfield exam, but that needs a sample from the chancre, or fist lesion, and needs to be done 10 minutes after getting the sample. ...Read more
Syphilis is caused: By a bacterium called treponema pallidum. It is not spread by smoking a cigarette someone else has used or using the same eating utensils. Syphilis is spread when broken skin or mucus membranes come in contact with sores that contain the bacteria. Sores can be found in the vagina, anus, rectum ; external genitalia. There can be sores on the lips ; mouth. Infrequently kissing can lead to infection. ...Read more
Yes: It is definitely possible to get syphilis from oral sex. Hiv is more rarely transmitted through unprotected (no condom) oral sex with men, and very rare with oral sex with women. People at risk ar emore likely to have bad gums or sores in their mouths that provide easier entry for the hiv. It is safer to to use condoms (men) or dental dams (women) for oral sex. ...Read more
I've been infected for about 3 years with syphilis I wanna get treated now can I still have a baby?
Syphilis, pregnancy: Something doesn't compute. You cannot self diagnose syphilis, and any doctor who diagnosed it would have made sure you were treated. If somehow it is true you have untreated syphilis, you certainly could become pregnant (syphilis doesn't cause infertility), but you definitely should receive penicillin before you become pregnant. Once treated, there will be no danger for pregnancy or the baby. ...Read more
After unprotected sex when should I get tested for herpes and syphilis? Can I get tested a week after an will the result be accurate?
6-8 weeks: Please see a physician as soon as possible, testing will be useful if done after 6-8 weeks ...Read more
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