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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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

If: If you think you have a sexually transmitted disease, you need to go to a doctor and get tested and treated as soon as possible. You should also notify your sexual partners. In the future, you should practice safe sex by using a condom or barrier every time you have sex. Everything you say to the doctor is confidential.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

It is possible: Yes it is. It can take 6 weeks to develop signs and symptoms.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

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