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What could cause a painless chancre type sore on penis, visible for over a month and not having had any sexual activities in the last 8months?

What could cause a painless chancre type sore on penis, visible for over a month and not having had any sexual activities in the last 8months?

Chancre: The most common source of a painless chancre on the penis would be syphilis and suggest that you be tested for this as well as other STDs. This usually occurs within 21 days, plus or minus, of the exposure, and I cannot explain the long delay of 8 months. Suggest you see a dermatologist. For your interest, the word "chancre" comes from the french and means "little ulcer". ...Read more

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What causes (non-std) chancre sores inside the mouth?

What causes (non-std) chancre sores inside the mouth?

Sores in mouth: Sores in the mouth can occur due to trauma (repetitive abrasion), viral infections, autoimmune diseases, etc... See your physician if continued concerns. ...Read more

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How long does chancre take to heal?

How long does chancre take to heal?

Varies: It depends on the size, location and your skin type. Also is it first one or recurrent. In general 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is chancre redux?

What is chancre redux?

Syphilis: Chancres or ulcerations can be seen with different infections but most commonly with primary syphilis. this chancre will clear if not treated but will lead to secondary and possibly tertiary syphilis which infects the brain. Any ulcer on the penis should be seen by a dermatologist or urologist. If treated with antibiotics, the infection is cleared. But in cases of untreated syphilis a recurrence ...Read more

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What do syphilis chancres look like?

What do syphilis chancres look like?

See below: Visit this site for pictures of chancres: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVj3FBNVVeXUATiUnnIlQ?p=chancre+picture&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&fr2=piv-web&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001 ...Read more

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What is the size of a syphilis chancre?

Syphilis chancre: Any size can be syphilis chancre. The only way is the do a swab, or titer levels. ...Read more

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How come a syphilitic chancre is painless ?

Syphilic chancre: Yes, that how doctors know if you have syphilis vs chanroid. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chancres and syphilis?

What is the difference between chancres and syphilis?

Stage of disease: A chancre is the initial lesion at the point where the syphilis bacterium first entered the body. Usually it's a painless ulcer that feels hard. Syphilis is the disease caused by infection with the bacterium t pallidum; it's still around and is serious. Chancroid by contrast is a different disease, more uncomfortable but far less serious. ...Read more