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I have a sore on the outer lip of my vagina I saw several pictures online that looked just like mine most are saying its a vaginal chancre sore. It is uncomfortable when my underwear rubs against it or when I wipe. Its no bigger than a pencil eraser, it h
No the chancre: Has a hard edge, usually dry and painless. Caused by treponema palidum, sphylis. A chancroid is the same size, painful, oozes, soft edge. Caused by haemophilis ducreyei. Both are sti's. So yes, but not all are syphilis. The chancre goes away, but the disease persists. You cannot get it from shaving or toilet seats. ...Read more
I have pelvic inflamatory disease but my bf and i both developed a chancre like sore on out genitals what could this be?
Herpes?: "Chancre" implies syphilis, but that's currently rare in h heterosexuals in the US, where most syphilis is occuring in gay men. The most common cause of genital ulcers ("chancre like sore") is genital herpes. You both should be examined and tested ASAP; both herpes diagnosis and treatment are much more accurate the sooner they are done. It might be something else, but better safe than sorry. ...Read more
1mm x 4mm painless "sore" just below the head of my penis no other symptoms. A chancre? But I haven't had sex in the last 8months. What could it be?
Tricky not seeing it: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person. Non-std skin conditions (boils, cuts, skin tears) can occur. Std's can occur long after sex. Syphillis would generally be sooner and it is rare Herpes can occur at any time and it is common ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Totally Different: Canker sores are called aphthous ulcers, occur exclusively in the mouth and the cause is unknown. A chancre is an ulcer found on genitalia and in the mouth caused by the spyrochete that causes syphilis. Canker sores are not contagious, but chancres shed live bacteria and can spread syphilis by contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Picture not helpful: You will need to have a doctor examine you and find the cause and then give you proper advice. Unless you hurt yourself, we need to find the cause and that may take a physical exam and possibly testing your blood to find the cause unless it is obvious to you or to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer