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What are the symptoms of syphilis on genitals?

What are the symptoms of syphilis on genitals?

Painless sore: Syphilis on the genitals may show up as a painless sore called a chancre. Because it is painless, often times, it can be missed. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a folliculitis scar on lower ab/ genital area? diagnosed with folliculitis but worried about syphilis with the scar.

Is it common to have a folliculitis scar on lower ab/ genital area? diagnosed with folliculitis but worried about syphilis with the scar.

No usually...: If the folliculitis is promptly treated no scarring expected. But some people have scarring tendency...like Keloid formation. Rather Herpes may be more possibly resemble folliculitis. Syphilis will produce painless ulcer......which heals on its own. If you are past that stage.....secondary syphilis can produce rash......different than folliculitis. HIV can cause rash....resembling folliculitis ...Read more

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Can syphilis cause genital blisters?

Can syphilis cause genital blisters?

Usually not: The sexually transmitted disease that usually shows as blisters is herpes. Syphilis usually causes an ulcer, gonorrhea causes a discharge/painful urination. However, all STD"s can be silent and have no symptoms. All can have various presentations. If you have had unprotected sex, get checked for all of them and for pregnancy. STD's run in bad company, and you can get more than 1 at a time. ...Read more

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How to know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

How to know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

See your doc: either way you need to be treated..
The initial lesion of syphilis is called a hard chancre and it is a painless ulcer while genital warts or condyloma which appears like a caulifower. There is however a lesion cause by second stage of syphilis that can resemble condyloma or genital wart as it looks 'warty' and it is called condyloma lata. Again, see your doc. thanks. ...Read more

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Can you advise for hand rash similar to syphilis?

Can you advise for hand rash similar to syphilis?

See a doctor!: If you fear you may have syphilis, you should see a doctor ASAP. The secondary stage of syphilis, when rash develops, can be very dangerous, both for the infected person and his or her sex partners. Don't mess around with it -- get checked ASAP. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

How do I know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

Professional exam: Although syphilis can cause wart-like growths, this is rare; genital warts are hundreds of times more common. But the only way to be sure is professional examination. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

How can I know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

See your doctor: See your doctor. Both these STDs are easy to diagnose by examination and lab tests. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on the front of my hands, looks like syphilis but i'm a virgin (no oral and never been kissed) so that can't be. What could it be?

Gee whiz: Skin lesions need to be seen to be understood and properly diagnosed. Syphilis skin problems are usually a manifestation of secondary or tertiary syphislis. See your doctor if you're concerned about the skin lesions. ...Read more

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Can i get syphilis from coming into contact with the rash on the palms of my room mates hands? He was in the secondary phase before he went to the dr.

Possible: The lesions of secondary syphilis are teaming the causative organism of syphilis and the bugs can penetrate intact skin. See this site for information and consult your doctor.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000861.htm. ...Read more

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Is there any specific way to distinguish genital warts (condyloma) caused by low-risk HPV & condyloma caused by the secondary stage of syphilis?

Is there any specific way to distinguish genital warts (condyloma) caused by low-risk HPV & condyloma caused by the secondary stage of syphilis?

Yes: If your physician can biopsy the warts then the cause can be determined accurately.
If you want to avoid this you can get blood tests for syphillis to make sure you do not have syphillis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get syphilis by share a bathroom with a guy who got syphilis(no sex or even shake hands)?

Is it possible to get syphilis by share a bathroom with a guy who got syphilis(no sex or even shake hands)?

Syphilis: No. Absolutely not. This question which is bizarre is a frequent one when people forget to think about disease and how disease happens. Do you know how many stds there are? Do you know how many are potentially life threatening?

Syphilis is transmitted skin to skin, saliva to skin, or blood to skin. It causes a significant sore that may not have any pain. As it progresses a unique rash develop. ...Read more

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Can I get syphilis by holding hands with a person who has undergone the treatment for syphilis for the past year?

Can I get syphilis by holding hands with a person who has undergone the treatment for syphilis for the past year?

No risk: Treatment for syphilis is quite effective and usually by two weeks the organism is eliminated. Transmission requires intimate contact through mucus linings. Holding hands is sweet and will not transmit syphilis which I believe is not now present in this formerly infected person. ...Read more

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Besides low-risk strains of HPV & secondary stage of syphilis, are there any other possible causes for genital warts?

Here are some...: Genital wart is specific for HPV-infected skin lesions. Known to us, one with one kind of STD has higher likelihood to have other kinds of STD coming along. Specific for HPV, many of the HPV-infected may remain asymptomatic and in 2-3 years, they become clear if no reinfection occurs. More? Ask the treating Doc for detail. ...Read more

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Would Clobetasol Proprionate (Dermovate 500mcg/g ointment) cause false negative test result to Syphilis and HIV if applied in broken skin and genitals?

Would Clobetasol Proprionate (Dermovate 500mcg/g ointment) cause false negative test result to Syphilis and HIV if applied in broken skin and genitals?

No: It won't, but be cautious using this strong steroid cream without doctors supervision, and better not to use it on broken skin, good luck ...Read more

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I got a syphilis blood test 3 or 4 wks after sexual activity..sexual activity was fingering and hand job but he touched me after he touched himself?

I got a syphilis blood test 3 or 4 wks after sexual activity..sexual activity was fingering and hand job but he touched me after he touched himself?

Syphilis serology: Do not know how you were tested, but these are usually quite sensitive and negative results usually mean negative results. The scenario you describe is also one which is not likely to be transmitting syphilis, unless of course he had open lesions on his penis which contained living spirochaetes. Suspect you are going to be fine but it never hurts to recheck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Red circular palm/hand lesions itchy itchy soles random swelling fingers always tired no energy. Negative Lyme & syphilis tst. Occurring for 12 weeks?

Red circular palm/hand lesions itchy itchy soles random swelling fingers always tired no energy. Negative Lyme & syphilis tst. Occurring for 12 weeks?

Well: How long have you been on doxycylline? Since this is not likely an essential drug , you should check with your doctor to see if can discontinue it for a couple of weeks. Otherwise you need further work up. ...Read more

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How are genetal herpes and syphilis different?

Virus vs Bacteria: They are 2 totally different sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes is a virus and syphillis is caused by the spirochete bacteria treponema pallidum. ...Read more

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If i have also has a rash on my palm, is it automatically a syphilis? btw, my rash is ichy. i think it is papular rash and some look like vasculitis.

If i have also has a rash on my palm, is it automatically a syphilis? btw, my rash is ichy. i think it is papular rash and some look like vasculitis.

Short answer is No: The differential diagnosis for rash or lesions involve with hands are possible with several diagnosis. To name a few Rocky Mountain spotted fever, sphyllis, drug reaction, psoriasis, antisynthetase syndrome, vasculitis, dermatomyositis, lupus, etc. you should get it checked out by your PCP first with possible skin biopsy and refer to a subspecialists, dermatologist or rheumatologist, as needed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the difference between contracting genetal herpes and syphilis?

Two very different : One is caused by a virus and the other by a type of bacteria called a spirochaete. Both can last a lifetime, but syphilis can be eradicated under most circumstances, whereas once you have herpes simplex it is there forever. Both are sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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I have four very small rash on the inside of my wrist for four days they r fading away now i fear it's syphilis would fade that quick & b that small?

I have four very small rash on the inside of my wrist for four days they r fading away now i fear it's syphilis would fade that quick & b that small?

Not syphilis: This almost certainly isn't syphilis, which doesn't cause such a localized rash, nor a rash that would fade within 4 days. But since syphilis is on your mind, probably it means you are at risk or suspect you may be. Therefore, you need testing -- also for HIV and other common STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the difference between warts on your hands and the warts on your genitals caused by hpv?

What's the difference between warts on your hands and the warts on your genitals caused by hpv?

Different strains: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. The ones on your hands, feet and other locations are just a different strain of the hpv. Strains 16 and 18 cause cervical and oral cancers. ...Read more

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