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I have antibodies that produce positive ANA screening and false positive syphilis screening. What does that mean?

I have antibodies that produce positive ANA screening and false positive syphilis screening. What does that mean?

Nothing really: False-positive syphilis screens (the old vdrl assay) are fairly common especially in folks with lupus or who are simply middle-aged or older. Plenty of healthy folks have them. I would not draw any further conclusion. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Could syphilis come back as a bacterial infection in a normal urine screening?

Could syphilis come back as a bacterial infection in a normal urine screening?

No: Syphilis is not detected in normal urine testing. It is detected by a blood test or by taking a sample from a skin lesion. ...Read more

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Can syphilis cause chest pain ?

Syphilis: Nope. Syphilis can cause sores, rash, blisters, and then in late stages headaches. ...Read more

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How can herpes cause micro syphilis in newborns?

How can  herpes cause micro syphilis in newborns?

Never heard of it: Herpes and syphilis are 2 separate germs that can be passes to a fetus during pregnancy. One is a virus and one is a bacteria. They could be passed at the same time by the same person while infecting mother & baby.I have never heard of "micro syphilis". ...Read more

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Will a rash caused by syphilis itch and how long will it stay without treatment?

Will a rash caused by syphilis  itch and how long will it stay without treatment?

It can.: An itchy rash can occur in syphilis, typically in its secondary form. It can be on the pal of the hands, and is contagious. Diagnosis and treatment is very important- this usually involves one intramuscular dose of benzathine penicillin. ...Read more

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I have syphilis and i have those kind of bumps under the head of the penis.are those caused by syphilis as well?

I have syphilis and i have those kind of bumps under the head of the penis.are those caused by syphilis as well?

Pearly Penile Papule: Syphilis commonly causes an non-tender ulcer on the penis. You should make sure to be treated appropriately for this. Your description of multiple bumps under the head of the penis is most consistent with pearly penile papules which are normal in all males. To be sure, I would have follow up with your doctor to evaluate them. ...Read more

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Does syphilis cause abdominal pain?

Does syphilis cause abdominal pain?

Here are some ...: It's possible to feel abdominal pain in its secondary stage if the visceral organs such as liver - syphilitic hepatitis - take place, but very rarely happening. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more