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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. Barbara Lavi
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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? Whats 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? Whats 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. ...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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

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