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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Primary: Syphilis has three phases. Primary, secondary and tertiary and each is quite different in its presentation. Primary syphilis usually shows what is termed a hard chancre. This is a skin ulcer with raised edges and a firm non-tender center. It can appear anywhere the organism entered your body, usually on the genetalia or the mucous membranes of the mouth (tongue is not uncommon). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Depends: Depends on the stage of the syphilis. So therefore if you are concerned see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Does everyone show symptoms for syphilis?

Does everyone show symptoms for syphilis?

Depends on Staging: When left untreated, syphilis progresses through three distinct stages that include the original genital sore, a rash that covers the body, and neurosyphilis. Between these stages, the infection becomes dormant and the patient is asymptomatic. This is one of the many reasons you should always use protection during intercourse. Your partner may not even be aware of his or her infection. ...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 re the symptoms of syphilis and its cure?

Syphilis: Doxycycline can be a cure to syphilis but it is not the most effective treatment. There is a special Penicillin known as Bicillin or Penacillin G that at 2.4 million units is 100% curative. Syphilis is experienced in three phases but there are often no symptom between phases. Blood testing and antibody titer monitoring are the norms for making sure the treatment was effective. ...Read more

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What are are the symptoms of syphilis in baby?

What are are the symptoms of syphilis in baby?

See below: The common symptoms and signs of congenital syphilis are: snuffles (white, bloody or purulent), rash, enlarged liver, spleen, and lymph nodes, and jaundice. ...Read more

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How does syphilis affect children born from it?

How does syphilis affect children born from it?

Depends: Syphilis (s) is a germ that can pass to the fetus at any stage of pregnancy if it enters the blood stream at that time. If mom has treated or latent s prior to the pregnancy it may not be passed. If acquired early, it may abort the fetus. In mid or late pregnancy its effects vary. Some are born with infected organs, bone changes & meningitis. Some have no problems initially but develop sx later. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of latent stage syphilis?

No symptoms: By definition, latent syphilis is without symptoms. The only way to diagnose it is by blood test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms syphilis? Is it pretty rare now?

Rates climbing!: Initial symptoms of syphilis? Almost none- one may find a painless sore on the body like the penis- or else it may occur within the vaginal vault. I don't consider syphilis rare- depending on the demographic group like young men who has sex with men, there is a disturbingly increasing trend of increased infection, especially in metropolitan centers. Exercise safe-sex precautions to minimize risk. ...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 are some common symptoms of syphilis from onset through death?

See below: Now very rare (except in immune deficient patiens e.g. Aids) syphilis has many presentations primrysyphilis presents with sores in the genital area (a chancre), secondary often presents with a rash and tertiary causes many symptoms from spinal cord to brain disorders from stroke to gpi (general paresis of the insane) mistaken in the past for purely psychiatric disorders. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of syphilis but the test results came back negative. What could I have?

Needs evaluation: The basic test for syphilis is calked an rpr. It is very sensitive meaning a false positive is rare. If you know you have been exposed then get retested. The symptoms of syphilis vary widely and can often be confused for other disease. Because of this syphilis is known as the "great imitator." see your doctor to evaluate what other tests for other diagnosis should be considered. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from syphilis for almost 5yrs. I recently had a medication but still see more of the symptoms.?

I have been suffering from syphilis for almost 5yrs. I recently had a medication but still see more of the symptoms.?

Duration!: Syphilis becomes chronic, and the disease, even if cured has chronic autoimmune sequalae. The reactivity is against the spirochete's debris. See someone in infectious diseases or rheumatology to see if this is the problem! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for syphilis in the blood?

Vague: You can get skin lesions and other signs of infection but get a blood test. This is nothing to mess around with. Syphilis has three stages, and it gets harder to treat the longer you wait. A simple blood test will tell you if its in the blood. So, get off your duff, and get it done! ...Read more

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What are signs or symptoms of syphilis in a newborn?

Congenital syphilis: A rash, enlarged lymph nodes, enlarged liver and spleen occur in the first 3 months. There may be poor weight gain, seizures, or hydrocephalus. Women are usually tested in pregnancy for syphilis, so it is rare to have an unexpected syphilis infection in a newborn. ...Read more

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