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Painless Open Sore On The Genitals (Overview)

Syphilis is infection with the bacteria Treponema pallidum.


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I have a painless sore on my genitals. What could cause this?

I have a painless sore on my genitals.  What could cause this?

Possible STD: Painless sore on or near the genital region always makes us concerned for a sexually transmitted disease. See your doctor immediately to have this checked and treated. ...Read more

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Painless Open Sore On The Genitals (Overview)

Syphilis is infection with the bacteria Treponema pallidum.


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What's a quick and painless way to get rid of a canker sore?

What's a quick and painless way to get rid of a canker sore?

See your dentist: canker sore is the most common oral lesion. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your dentist for consultation. If your dentist has a diode laser in their office, this is another great option for treating canker sores immediately. ...Read more

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Whatre the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?

Whatre the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?

Hard to say: It's impossible to say what the statistical chances are of transmitting herpes with a single encounter. If you've recently had a cold sore, of course the chances are higher. But the virus can be shed even when no sore is present. It's a discussion and risk/benefit analysis that you and bf have to have with one another and make decision that feels comfortable for you. ...Read more

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I have a painless sore on my genitals. What could cause this?

Possible STD: Painless sore on or near the genital region always makes us concerned for a sexually transmitted disease. See your doctor immediately to have this checked and treated. ...Read more

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What could cause a painless chancre type sore on penis, visible for over a month and not having had any sexual activities in the last 8months?

What could cause a painless chancre type sore on penis, visible for over a month and not having had any sexual activities in the last 8months?

Chancre: The most common source of a painless chancre on the penis would be syphilis and suggest that you be tested for this as well as other STDs. This usually occurs within 21 days, plus or minus, of the exposure, and I cannot explain the long delay of 8 months. Suggest you see a dermatologist. For your interest, the word "chancre" comes from the french and means "little ulcer". ...Read more

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I have oral herpes. If i touch the open sore is it possible i can transfer it to my genital area?

I have oral herpes. If i touch the open sore is it possible i can transfer it to my genital area?

YES: With herpes simplex virus, the viral outbreak period can last from 6 to 23 days. At the prodromal period (itching/burning sensation before the visible signs or outbreak) you may be able to reduce the severity by taking antiviral meds and using a topical antiviral cream or ointment. You are contagious to yourself and others from prodromal until 3 days after the lesions are completely healed. ...Read more

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Could a canker sore come on genitals?

Could a canker sore come on genitals?

No: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days, without treatment. You may have genital herpes. See a dermotalogist or your family doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more