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Short And Long Term Effects Of Syphilis
Which STDs can people from the toilets is syphilis long or short which I've seen in my urine its coil round and has a long pieaceand sometimes itswavy?
Toilet unlikely STDs: Except for the moist secretions from a herpes lesion, most STDs would need more intimate contact than intact thigh skin against a dry toilet seat. Lesions in your urine sound more like mucous threads and could be coming from the urine or vaginal secretions and could either be normal or related to an infection. An exam and urinalysis by your family doctor or gyn would help clarify. ...Read more
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
About 2-5 weeks.: Treponemal antibody tests, like fta-abs and mha-tp usually become positive two to five weeks after the initial infection. These tests stay positive, even after therapy. The vdrl and RPR probably become positive before then. The fastest test would likely be the darkfield exam, but that needs a sample from the chancre, or fist lesion, and needs to be done 10 minutes after getting the sample. ...Read more
Probably not at all: Drying kills syphilis bacteria (and probably all other STDs), and nobody has been reported to have caught syphilis through sex toys, only by direct sexual exposure. Of course sex toys should be cleaned between use by different persons, but failure to do so probably still is low risk as long as enough time has passed for fluids on the device to have dried up. ...Read more
Weeks to months: Testing for syphillis relies on both non-specific tests that can be falsley +or - and more specific germ tests as backup. A + or rising level of a screening test is confirmed by a germ test. The most specific test is finding the germ in material from a lesion. Since transmission ~30% per contact with an infected source, a single dose of penicillin is often given as early as exposure is suspected. ...Read more
Depends on form: The preferred treatment for newly acquired (primary)syphillis is a single dose of penicillin g with avoidance of sexual activity until any primary leasons are healed. Followup blood tests at 6 & 12 months are recomended to verify the success of initial treatment or recurrance. Weekly pcn x3 is recomended for latent disease. Since other std's often co-exist variations in rx are often needed. ...Read more
7 days: 1 injection of benzathine penicillin will cure secondary syphillis. It will maintain blood levels of penicillin for over 15 days. It takes 7 days of continuous penicillin levels in the blood to cure secondary syphillis. ...Read more
How long will 2.4 bpg protect from syphilis if re-exposed...I have read from other doc and medical textbook 3-4 weeks?
That question is like asking if my Parachute will open a second time if I jump again without packing it! The way to protect against syphilis is to use prevention and COMMON SENSE about your Partner (s)
My opinion only
BTW Syphilis is a REPORTABLE disease and patients should be treated until clear before they have sexual contact again! ...Read more
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?
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
After being diagnosed with syphilis and given your first treatment how long does it take for the shot to work. Am I gonna go through the secondary stg?
Not if treated: You ought to follow up with your doctor to ensure that treatment was successful. It may require serial tests. If the treatment is successful, you will not go through secondary or tertiary stage. ...Read more
Syphilis: Six weeks. If your exposure is high risk or you have symptoms you should get treated after you test. ...Read more
Well...: Refrigerated for a few days, FROZEN, for years! ...Read more
Tested positive for syphilis & got one penicillin injection July 1, 14 days now most signs are gone. Still some tongue discolor. How long to be normal?
Up to 2 weeks: That will resolve in another couple of weeks ...Read more
Need expert advice. After sex, how long should you wait until you get a syphilis test to make sure the virus has already shown up?
Early syphilis: Initial syphilis manifests on the average of 21 days as a painless ulcer in mucosa/genital areas... If this lesion was missed becuase the ulcer is normally painless I would get the test in 2 months. That being said, I would also get a test for other sexually transmitted diseases like hepatitis C and B and HIV. Syphilis is a spirochete -- a type of spiral-shaped bacteria and not a virus. ...Read more
I know that primary syphilis symptoms show days and tertiary shows years after infection. But how long does secondary syphilis symptoms show?
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
How long would the RPR syphilis test be accurate after infection. Would it be accurate between 1-2 years after exposure or is it less reliable then?
Very reliable: First, RPR is no longer the usual first blood test for syphilis. Most labs now start with an IgG ELISA. Either this or RPR is always positive within 6 weeks. In other words, a negative test more than 6 weeks after the last posssible exposure, including 1-2 years, proves you do not have active syphilis. However, a positive results isn't necessarily reliable; positives require confirmatory testing. ...Read more
It depends: It all depends on what the treatment was. But, days is usually the best answer we can give. ...Read more
How long after exposure can u test for hepatitis ; syphilis, HIV for a retest if the first test was negative. For repeat test?
STD screening: It depends on the tests. The routine most common tests would be: Syphilis: six weeks after exposure unless a visible sore appears sooner. There are three common Hepatitis viruses. Probably twelve weeks is a good standard for them. HIV is twelve to twenty- four weeks unless you have access to the RNA test and then that is 21 days post exposure. ...Read more
How long does it take before syphilis rash on back goes away? Was Diagnosed with neuropsyphilis and IV therapy of penicillin has been completed.
Should have cleared: The skin rash of secondary syphilis typically clears up within a few days of starting penicillin. Any rash persisting 10+ days (the usual duration of IV pen for NS) probably wasn't syphilis, and syphilis rash usuallyis body wide, not one area like the back. Maybe penicillin allergy if it started after treatment began. In any case, show it to your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
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