Doctor insights on:
Infection vs. Immune: A chancre is an ulceration that is one of the stages of having the std syphilis. A canker sore or apthous ulcer is caused by an immune reaction or trauma. The chancre needs treatment via antibiotics to be cured and the canker sore is self limiting and heals on its own but does recur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Starts?: Your questions this morning are very curious. What do you mean by 'start's. An infection either happens or it does not. Syphilis can take six weeks or more to show up after an exposure. But, if a sore happens then one needs to get the sore evaluated urgently. It is better here on the internet to ask specific questions or description of the exact thing you are feeling or seeing. ...Read more
Can a herpes chancre be visible for over a month? How long does one of these chancres last normally until it is healed?
Yes: Will be very apparent.Get a more detailed answer ›
It is possible: Yes it is. It can take 6 weeks to develop signs and symptoms. ...Read more
Are syphilis chancres always filled with pus? What does the pus look like? What are other symptoms of syphilis? How long is it before a chancre shows?
SOMETHING: Sounds like something's wrong. It would help if an expert has a chance to look at the lesion and identify it. Going to the dr won't be anonymous but better than worrying about it. Maybe the dr will even provide advice that might help now and in the future. Try it. Of xourse, this may just be an academic question - you could google it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many differences: The syphilitic ulcer has a hard base which is non-tender, has a well-defined edge and will, with time, disappear on its own. The chancroid ulcer has a soft base, is quite tender and may look inflamed, and has ragged shaggy edges. You should not try to make this diagnosis yourself, but see a doctor, because if you have one std the odds are good that you have more than one. Get tested. ...Read more