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I have antibodies that produce positive ANA screening and false positive syphilis screening. What does that mean?

I have antibodies that produce positive ANA screening and false positive syphilis screening. What does that mean?

Nothing really: False-positive syphilis screens (the old vdrl assay) are fairly common especially in folks with lupus or who are simply middle-aged or older. Plenty of healthy folks have them. I would not draw any further conclusion. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Could syphilis come back as a bacterial infection in a normal urine screening?

Could syphilis come back as a bacterial infection in a normal urine screening?

No: Syphilis is not detected in normal urine testing. It is detected by a blood test or by taking a sample from a skin lesion. ...Read more

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I received a full sexual health screening and i'm clear for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV what step should I take next?

I received a full sexual health screening and i'm clear for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV what step should I take next?

Practice safe sex: Practice safe sex which incldes monogamous sex, avoid multiple sex partner, use condom if not sure to protect against stds. ...Read more

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How do syphilis sores heal?

How do syphilis sores heal?

Antibiotics: Use the right kind of antibiotics would do. Let dermatologist help you, don't treat yourself. ...Read more

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How does one diagnose syphilis?

How does one diagnose syphilis?

Blood test: Testing for syphilis is very simple. A blood test called and RPR can be done with the results being available in 24-48 hours. It is a good idea tested. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about syphilis?

What can you tell me about syphilis?

A classic STD...: It is caused by invasion of treponema pallidum as shown in https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEViZlCWxXCyQAPgcnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEzdHV2ZmlzBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDRkZSVkJLXzEEc2VjA3Nj?p=Treponema+Pallidum&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001. If gained access to its hosts, its related disease is called syphilis displaying in 4 phases - local lesion, systemic, CNS... ...Read more

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How can I get syphilis apart from sex?

Transmission: Syphilis is spread when the bacteria called treponema pallidum enters the body through a break in mucosal membranes or skin (usually sex). Rarely it could be spread with direct non-sexual contact with an active lesion. A baby could become infected in utero or during labor. ...Read more

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Can people catch syphilis from toilets?

Can people catch syphilis from toilets?

It is possible: but not very comfortable. It is a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more