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Is it possible for syphilis chancres to appear 1 day after possible contact? The encounter happened 2 days ago and yesterday i noticed a small spot
What is the size of syphilis chancre? How many days for the chancre grow enough to see doctor? I have a small dot in little finger, am i infected?
Not syphilis: The chance that a finger sore is a syphilitic chancre is zero for practical purposes, even if your finger has been in contact with an infected person's genital area. The "dot" is something else. (Left untreated, it takes a week or so for a chancre to become an open sore, usually 3-10 mm in diameter.) ...Read more
I dry kissed a random woman at a club and 10 days later a small pimple like sore showed up on my lip. Could it be a chancre syphilis?
Not syphilis: Syphilis is rare in heterosexuals in Canada, especially in the Vancouver area; is rarely transmitted by kissing, especially dry kissing; and a chancre would not appear as a pimple-like sore. You might just have a pimple, or maybe oral herpes (cold sore). Whatever it is, you didn't catch it from the kiss. ...Read more
Syphilis: Chancres or ulcerations can be seen with different infections but most commonly with primary syphilis. this chancre will clear if not treated but will lead to secondary and possibly tertiary syphilis which infects the brain. Any ulcer on the penis should be seen by a dermatologist or urologist. If treated with antibiotics, the infection is cleared. But in cases of untreated syphilis a recurrence ...Read more
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
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
Can a herpes chancre be visible for over a month? how long does one of these chancres last normally until it is healed?
Yes: Will be very apparent.Get a more detailed answer ›
It is possible : Yes it is. It can take 6 weeks to develop signs and symptoms. ...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?
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 wont 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection vs. immune: A chancre is an ulceration that is one of the stages of having the std syphilis. A canker sore or apthous ulcer is caused by an immune reaction or trauma. The chancre needs treatment via antibiotics to be cured and the canker sore is self limiting and heals on its own but does recur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers