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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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How can I tell the difference between ghonerrea and syphilis?

How can I tell the difference between ghonerrea and syphilis?

Different symptoms: Gonorrhea usually causes a pure lent urethral discharge.Syphilis usually has a painless sore on the genitals, mouth, or rectum ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between ghonerrea and syphilis?

Very different: Syphilis occurs in stages, 1st painless sore (chancre) after 1 1/12 - 13 wks on genitals, lasts about 1 month. 2nd stage skin rash 2 - 8 wks later lasts about 8 wks. Then latent for 1 -20 yrs.3rd syphilis blood vessels, heart, mental disorders, blindness & nervous system problems. Gonorrhea symptoms in men -> none or pus-like discharge within days, frequent painful urination. Women->abdo pain &dc. ...Read more

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Can a doctor easily tell the difference between syphilis and folliculitis just by looking at it?

Can a doctor easily tell the difference between syphilis and folliculitis just by looking at it?

Diagnosis: Folliculitis has characteristic physical exam finding and likely would not be confused for syphillis. However, the rash of syphillis mimics many other diseases and conceivably could be confused for folliculitis. Blood testing is the best way to get a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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What s the difference between primary syphilis and neurosyphilis?

Stage of disease: Primary syphilis is characterized by the chancre, a firm based ulcer which is not tender. Neurological involvement occurs after the spirochaete disseminates through the blood stream and can appear as meninigoencephalitis in secondary syphilis or in late stage syphilis it may manifest as permanent brain impairment with many symptoms and signs. ...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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What is the difference between contracting genetal herpes and syphilis?

What is the difference between contracting genetal herpes and syphilis?

Two very different: One is caused by a virus and the other by a type of bacteria called a spirochaete. Both can last a lifetime, but syphilis can be eradicated under most circumstances, whereas once you have herpes simplex it is there forever. Both are sexually transmitted. ...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 difference between a canker sore and a mucous patch of secondary syphilis?

What is the difference between a canker sore and a mucous patch of secondary syphilis?

Pain versus painless: Canker sores are typically painful, tender, white. Mucous patches are painless, nontender, usually pink or the same color as other mouth tissues. Currently in the US, syphilis is rare except in a few population groups; 75% of cases are in men having sex with men. If you are heterosexual and not at high risk for STDs, syphilis is very unlikely. But see a doctor and have a blood test to be sure! ...Read more

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Are there any distinctive differences between chancroid and herpes?

Are there any distinctive differences between chancroid and herpes?

Genital ulcers: Herpes and chancroid cause genital ulcers (also syphilis). In the us, genital herpes is the most common. A definitive 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 suggests the diagnosis of chancroid (in setting of negative syphilis and herpes testing). Hiv test should also be done. See md for eval. ...Read more

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I just found out I have syphilis. What should I do? Will they tell her?

Get treated: You should get treated immediately. You should also notify all sexual contacts. The state health department will probably contact you to ask about your sexual contacts. They can notify your contacts about without specifically naming you as the reason for their call. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a pimple be from syphilis?

Please tell me, could a pimple be from syphilis?

Not the appearance.: In the first stage of syphilis, most sores (chancres) are painless (cervix, vagina, penis, scrotum, anus). Most often there is one sore in first stage but there may be more than one. The sores are hard ; round w an open ; oozing center. Sores on lips ; fingers may be painful. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have genital herpes or chancroid?

How can I tell if I have genital herpes or chancroid?

You cannot: See a doctor. They will be able to differentiate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how syphilis affect children?

Can you tell me how syphilis affect children?

Syphilis and kids: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease if left untreated, can lead to serious health problems in children and adults. Syphilis affects the heart and blood vessels and can also affect the liver, kidneys, and eyes. If concerned, ask your PCP for more information. Take care. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about tertiary syphilis?

It's very rare: Syphilis occurs in 3 stages: primary (chancre, inflamed lymph nodes nearby), secondary (rash and other symptoms), and tertiary, or late syphilis, typically occuring 1-30 years later, with heart disease, neurological and psychiatric problems, and others. In the past 50 years, tertiary syphilis has been extremely rare (almost entirely absent) in the US and other industrialized countries. ...Read more

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Tell me how spirochete syphilis gets into your brain.?

Thru blood: Syphilis has one or more phases where it travels in the blood to get to any location that your blood goes, including your brain. It generally starts its journey by entering the skin of your genitals where it drills into your genital skin & may leave an initial painless dug out sore. As it reproduces & spreads locally it will eventually take that vast highway of your blood vessels to go anywhere. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about syphilis?

What can you tell me about syphilis?

A classic STD...: It is caused by invasion of treponema pallidum as shown in https://images. Search. Yahoo. Com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEViZlCWxXCyQAPgcnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEzdHV2ZmlzBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDRkZSVkJLXzEEc2VjA3Nj? P=Treponema+Pallidum&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001. If gained access to its hosts, its related disease is called syphilis displaying in 4 phases - local lesion, systemic, CNS... ...Read more

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Can you tell me about HIV or syphilis or any other infection disease can cause pain in testis?

Can you tell me about HIV or syphilis or any other infection disease can cause pain in testis?

Mumps: HIV and syphilis are not likely to cause pain in testes. Bacterial infection of the testes and epididymus can cause testicular pain. Passing crystals and stones in urine can cause referred pain in testes. Infection with mumps virus can cause inflammation and pain in testes in addition to salivary gland and pancreas. ...Read more

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Is hepatits b can be detect if I will have a syphilis test? Plzz answer doctors. Tnx

Is hepatits b can be detect if I will have a syphilis test? Plzz answer doctors. Tnx

No: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria called Treponema pallidum. It is not related in any way to Hepatitis B (which is a virus). Both are sexually transmitted, however.

The tests for these two diseases are very different, and Hepatitis B will not be shown on a test for syphilis. You list that you already have Hepatitis B, so I am assuming you've been tested. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis and how soon do they manifest?

Primary or secondary: Earliest sign of primary syphilis is so called chancre, one or more painless hard sores appear after a week & up to 3 months. Last 3 - 6 weeks and heal. Secondary, untreated syphilis, can occur as primary is healing or some weeks later usually with a rash without itching, on one or more parts of body. Secondary can be associated with fever, sore throat, swollen glands, malaise & aches. Treat asap. ...Read more

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What does CIA non-reactive syphilis mean? Does that mean I need more tests?

Depends on timing, Sx: The answer depends on the timing of possible exposure to syphilis & any symptoms (Sx) that you may have. So, it's impossible to answer your question here. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to the doctor who ordered the test. CIA, or chemiluminescence assays, are REACTIVE when treponemal (bacteria that causes syphilis) antibodies detected. It can be Non-Reactive in early stages (false neg) despite Sx. GL ...Read more

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Can syphilis damage my nervous system?

Yes: Syphillus can enter and begin damaging your brain resulting in a variety of problems. It may cause personality changes, deminished intellect, speech problems, moodiness, as well as other degenerative changes. Once brain cellsare injured they may never recover with treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more