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Can one develop a "chancre sore" appearance to a bump from shaving down south?

Can one develop a "chancre sore" appearance to a bump from shaving down south?

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

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Can one develop a chancre sore from shaving down south?

Can one develop a chancre sore from shaving down south?

No!: These are three type of sores that cause confussion, 1: canker sores, which are in the mouth 2: cold sores caused by oral herpes usually on the or around the lips, 3: chancre sores caused by syphilis usually on the genitals. ...Read more

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If you have a sore that looks like chancre in your pubic area, is it syphilis?

If you have a sore that looks like chancre in your pubic area, is it syphilis?

A concern: Did you come into contact with someone who has syphilis. If the chancre is painless then it could be it. Would get it checked out and tested as it is easily treated. ...Read more

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I have pelvic inflamatory disease but my bf and i both developed a chancre like sore on out genitals what could this be?

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

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What's the difference between a canker sore and a chancre (syphilis)?

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 more

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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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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?

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 more

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Hi there, I dry kissed a random woman at a club and 10 days later a small pimple like sore showed up on my lip. Could it be a chancre syphilis?

Hi there,

I dry kissed a random woman at a club and 10 days later a small pimple like sore showed up on my lip. Could it be a chancre syphilis?

Not syphilis: Syphilis is rare in heterosexuals in Canada, especially in the Vancouver area; is rarely transmitted by kissing, especially dry kissing; and a chancre would not appear as a pimple-like sore. You might just have a pimple, or maybe oral herpes (cold sore). Whatever it is, you didn't catch it from the kiss. ...Read more

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I have sore bruise that i could provide picture?

I have sore bruise that i could provide picture?

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 more

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I have a painful sore on the corner of my mouth. can i send a picture?

I have a painful sore on the corner of my mouth. can i send a picture?

Sore: Probably perleche. Apply cortisone cream to area twice a day for one week ...Read more

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All my bloods came back fine also a full blood picture normal? Wat else cud be makin my legs sore? They have been like this since after my 3rd child?

All my bloods came back fine also a full blood picture normal? Wat else cud be makin my legs sore? They have been like this since after my 3rd child?

Possibly nerves: Pinched lumbar nerves can cause pain that runs down through the legs. Even simple deconditioning could cause leg soreness - you may want to try putting yourself on a simple exercise program (i.e. Walking 2 - 3 times a day) and see if that helps. I would recommend that you see an orthopedist for an evaluation if your symptoms remain troublesome. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my eye is swelling shut, I have a cold sore, and it's picture day, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my eye is swelling shut, I have a cold sore, and it's picture day, what do you suggest?

If your eye is: Swelling shut and you have a lesion near that location that looks like a cold sore - please see a physician asap ! ...Read more

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I use Burt's bees lip balm and now I have sore lips it is not a canker sore. If you look at my profile picture you will see them. Please help ?

I use Burt's bees lip balm and now I have sore lips it is not a canker sore. If you look at my profile picture you will see them. Please help ?

Best be seen: In general, given the dry weather after the snowstorm, irritant dermatitis of the lips is common; worsened by lip licking. Furthermore, lip balms often trigger allergic reactions, exacerbating the condition. Steroids may be needed, but get checked first for virus/cold sore or cheilitis; see primary care/urgent care, or video chat. Can't diagnose here. ...Read more

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Having breakouts along my lip line. Do not tingle like a cold sore, but throb like chapped lips. Have taken 2 gm valtrex, (valacyclovir) no relief. Have picture.

Having breakouts along my lip line. Do not tingle like a cold sore, but throb like chapped lips. Have taken 2 gm valtrex, (valacyclovir) no relief. Have picture.

Patience!: You are probably suffering a common lesion of the lips. For the time being, you should use over the counter balm with anesthesia, for relief of pain. After five days, if no improvement, consult your doctor(dentist). ...Read more

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7 year old daughter has sore on face. Is it herpes virus or something else. Not on lip . Between nose and lip. Can I upload picture?

7 year old daughter has sore on face.  Is it herpes virus or something else.  Not on lip .  Between nose and lip.  Can I upload picture?

This sounds like it: could be impetigo, which is a bacterial infection, although it could be herpes. It is not possible to upload a picture to this part of the HealthTap website (the free part). If you want to consult with someone and have them look at a photo, please sign up for HealthTap Prime, and you will be able to do that. Otherwise you should have her doctor examine her. ...Read more