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How do I differentiate between syphillis chancre and chancroid?

How do I differentiate between syphillis chancre and chancroid?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Chancroid (Definition)

It is a sexually transmitted, acute, ulcerative disease of the vulva. It is painful. It is caused by the bacteria haemophilus ducreyi. The incubation period is short 3-6 days. The initial lesion is small, but evolves over the next 2-3 days into the ulcer. The ulcers are painful, and can ...Read more


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How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid? What's the most secretive way of getting tested for either? There are many differences between the syphilitic chancre and chancroid: i. Chancres are typically painless, whereas chancroid are typically

How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid? What's the most secretive way of getting tested for either? There are many differences between the syphilitic chancre and chancroid: i. Chancres are typically painless, whereas chancroid are typically

Professional care: Correct about usually painful versus painless genital sores. But there's been no chancroid in the US for many years, except maybe a few who caught it elsewhere and returned home with chancroid. Most genital ulcers aren't due to either one; herpes is far and away the most common cause. See a doctor for exam and testing. Don't worry about "secretive": medical confidentiality laws are very strong. ...Read more

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How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid?

How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid?

Genital ulcers: Herpes, syphilis, donovanosis and chancroid cause genital ulcers. In the us, genital herpes is the most common. A diagnosis of chancroid is a little tricky b/c test not widely available. Having both a painful genital ulcer and tender swelling in the groin raises the possibility of chancroid (in setting of negative syphilis and herpes testing). Hiv test should also be done. See md for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate between syphilis and chancroid?

How can you differentiate between syphilis and chancroid?

Depends: Syphilis is usually painless ulcers while chancroid can be very painfull. This is not always the case. Sometimes the infections can coexists. For syphilis blood work is best way to rule out the disease. For chancroid special cultures are needed form the ulcers. ...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 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

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How likely is it for a syphilis chancre to first appear more than four months after any oral, anal, or vaginal sex?

How likely is it for a syphilis chancre to first appear more than four months after any oral, anal, or vaginal sex?

Not at all: It would have ocurred 4 mos ago. Usual primary lesion 10-21 days after infection, healing after 3-6 weeks if not treated. Reports of primary 90 days later should be treated with skepticism. No reports of chancre 120 days after infection. 2nd stage is, of course common at 4 months, but that is not a chancre. Clearly you are worried, so you should get checked. ...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 to tell the difference between chancroid and syphilis?

How to tell the difference between chancroid and syphilis?

Genital lesions: Chancroid is a soft friable lesion appearing on mons pubis with surface ulceration.Syphillitic ulcers are more defined, smaller, deeper ulcerated areas which are usually painless (unlike herpetic ulcers). The definitive test is taking swab cultures or biopsies. A blood sample for syphilis (rpr with fta) must be done additionally to confirm before treatment could be started. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a syphilis chancre to show up 5 months after sex?

Is it possible for a syphilis chancre to show up 5 months after sex?

No, too long: Chancres generally appear 10-20 days after exposure, occasionally up to 6 weeks. Five months is too long. Herpes is the most common cause of otherwise unexplained genital ulcer. See a doctor or clinic soon; waiting until the lesions clears up will make accurate diagnosis much more difficult. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 more

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Do we have syphilis chancre in anus without anal sex?

Do we have syphilis chancre in anus without anal sex?

Nope: The chancre (open sore) of newly acquired syphilis occurs only at the site of sexual exposure. The large majority of anal ulcers or sores are not syphilis. Anal fissure is most common. Herpes possible, but like syphilis, only if direct sexual contact. Secondary syphilis can result in superficial ulcers (mucous patches) anywhere on the body, but don't look like chancres. See a doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does a syphilis chancre contain puss/pops like a pimple?

Does a syphilis chancre contain puss/pops like a pimple?

No: Chancres don't appear as pimples. After a day or two as a red bump, it becomes a painless open sore. But regardless what it looks like, if you were possibly exposed to syphilis or any STD, get checked out by a doctor or clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after transmission would a syphilis chancre appear and what does it look like? Does it look like a hard pimple on the outside of the skin?

How long after transmission would a syphilis chancre appear and what does it look like? Does it look like a hard pimple on the outside of the skin?

Yes, & See doctor: If you have any concern about having syphilis, see your doctor as it is an easily treatable infection.
You may visit this site for various pictures of chancre.

https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=chancre+pictures&biw=1440&bih=726&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIvbzF5b2VxwIVCKCACh2-UQvF&dpr=1 ...Read more

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Once a syphilis chancre starts, how long does it take to develop?

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

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Do syphilis symptom first appear with big lesion rather than a chancre?

Do syphilis symptom first appear with big lesion rather than a chancre?

Variable: If you have any concern see your doctor as syphilis is easily treatable.
Visit this site for pictures of early syphilis lesions.
https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=chancre+pictures&biw=1440&bih=726&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIvbzF5b2VxwIVCKCACh2-UQvF&dpr=1 ...Read more

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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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Could the syphillis chancre be found on the shaft of the penis and the second stage rash be found on the inner thigh legs?

Could the syphillis chancre be found on the shaft of the penis and the second stage rash be found on the inner thigh legs?

Yes: This is no time for guesswork. Get with your personal physician now if you have any reason to think you and/or somebody special may have met this spirochete. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the syphillis chancre be found on the shaft of the penis and the second stage rash be found on the inner thigh legs?

Yes: Yes to both. If you have ANY reason to think you have syphilis, please get tested. It's really easy to treat. It's horrible if it goes untreated. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could the syphillis chancre be found on the shaft of the penis and the second stage rash be found on the inner thigh legs?

Please tell me, could the syphillis chancre be found on the shaft of the penis and the second stage rash be found on the inner thigh legs?

Yes: The chancre of primary syphilis occurs at the site of infection, usually the genitalia. The rash of secondary syphilis could be in other areas such as mucous membranes like the mouth, or the skin fold (intertriginous areas), or the palms and soles. ...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 is the size of syphilis chancre? How many days for the chancre grow enough to see doctor? I have a small dot in little finger, am I infected?

What is the size of syphilis chancre? How many days for the chancre grow enough to see doctor? I have a small dot in little finger, am I infected?

Not syphilis: The chance that a finger sore is a syphilitic chancre is zero for practical purposes, even if your finger has been in contact with an infected person's genital area. The "dot" is something else. (Left untreated, it takes a week or so for a chancre to become an open sore, usually 3-10 mm in diameter.) ...Read more

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Swollen vagina w/ what looks more like chancres than clusters. Very painful to urinate. Waiting on test results. More likely to be herpes or syphilis?

Swollen vagina w/ what looks more like chancres than clusters. Very painful to urinate. Waiting on test results. More likely to be herpes or syphilis?

Here are some...: I'm glad that you;ve got medical attention and just wait the test reports to come. Clinically, the skin lesions are probably not related with syphilis since its lesion is painless, but more likely herpetic lesions with superimposed cellulitis leading to such pain upon urination. To help doc deduce right Dx, follow instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html so to work with Doc... ...Read more

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How do I know if I have this chancre-like on scrotum that is painful and itchy and other deform rashes. They are itchy, red, painful. Could it be syphilis?

Syphilis: Primary syphilis does include genital sores called chancres, but they are usually painless. Http://tinyurl. Com/8fzkvwt they look like large, round bug bites that are hard, and usually show up 10-90 days after exposure. They also usually heal up within 6 weeks -- but if untreated, syphilis moves on to further stages. Please see your doctor for any questions about sores on your scrotum. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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