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Does syphilis always look like a bump, or can it cause different diseases?

Does syphilis always look like a bump, or can it cause different diseases?

Many symptoms: You get syphilis through unsafe sex. It can cause a painless ulcer on your genitals. But it can also cause a rash, fever, large lymph nodes, many other symptoms. It can also lead to other more serious complications. If you think you may have a sti, get tested! ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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I am 25 years of age. i am infected with latent syphilis. . please help me. the cause of this disease is excessive masturbation.

I am 25 years of age. i am infected with latent syphilis. . please help me. the cause of this disease is excessive masturbation.

Unusual statement: You don't get syphilis by masturbating.You get it from an infected person having some form of sexual contact or you are born with it passed down by your mother.Latent syphillis is curable with antibiotic treatment although some of the damaage done by the germs may not return to normal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about HIV or syphilis or any other infection disease can cause pain in testis?

Can you tell me about HIV or syphilis or any other infection disease can cause pain in testis?

Mumps: HIV and syphilis are not likely to cause pain in testes. Bacterial infection of the testes and epididymus can cause testicular pain. Passing crystals and stones in urine can cause referred pain in testes. Infection with mumps virus can cause inflammation and pain in testes in addition to salivary gland and pancreas. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause biological false positive syphilis (RPR)? can I have BFP syphilis and have nothing wrong with me and never get autoimmune disease?

Can psoriasis cause biological false positive syphilis (RPR)? can I have BFP syphilis and have nothing wrong with me and never get autoimmune disease?

Yes: Autoimmune conditions such as psoriasis can cause false positive tests for syphilis but is is more common in patients with lupus than psoriasis. As there are other possible causes for a false positive test, I would not assume that it is the psoriasis. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the stages of the disease syphilis?

4 stages: Primary: 1 chancre/sore or more painless sores at site of entry of syphilis bacterium. Lasts 3 - 6 weeks. If untreated progresses to Secondary stage: Skin rashes & sores in mouth, vagina or anus. Onset when 1ary healed or few weeks later. May have fever, swollen lymph glands, sore throat. Untreated progresses to latent & Tertiary stage. 1-many years late & damage brain, joints etc. ...Read more

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What type of man causes syphilis and what are the characteristics of the it?

Anyone: It is possible for anyone who is sexually active to contract syphilis and to pass it on to other sexual partners. There is no particular "type" of person who has syphilis. This is why it is important to practice safe sex and to know the infection status of your potential partners before sexual contact. ...Read more

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Guillaume duchenne's, documented a disorder that develops in conjunction with syphilis. what is this?

Here are some ...: This disorder is also called in more generic general term as locomotor ataxia, first described by a French neurologist, Guillaume-duchenne, which manifests as a part of late advanced stage of syphilis affecting the dorsal white column of spinal cord or called tabes dorsalis. As a result, the affected patient will walk incoherently like orbotic movements. ...Read more

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Can syphilis cause chest pain ?

Syphilis: Nope. Syphilis can cause sores, rash, blisters, and then in late stages headaches. ...Read more