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Congenital syphilis: The risk to your baby is low. Dangerous consequences of congenital syphilis (infection of the baby in in utero) occur mostly in the last few weeks before delivery. You're way ahead of that and penicillin now will protect the baby against serious outcomes. If your latent syphilis is late (over a year with weakly pos blood test) the risk is even lower. Best wishes for your growing family! ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
No insult intended: No one knows for certain what one's partner may have experienced. And the test for syphilis is to protect your unborn child from the godawful consequences of congenital syphilis (photo) -- not (forgive me) to hurt anyone's delicate feelings. I know that deep inside, you know this already. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Devasting 4 baby: Syphilis can cause serious congenital complications for a baby. Getting it treated is extremely important. The testing is simple and the treatment is penicillin shots. This can be fatal for infants. Surviving infants can suffer from failure to thrive, severe rash, no bridge to the nose, chronic nasal discharge and other complications. Get tested and treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wife pregnant, had +rpr 1:1 the confirm done by CIA -, 2.5 weeks later tested again RPR - and eia- 6.5, weeks since last sex. all clear on syphilis?
Wife is pregnant has + RPR 1:1, negative confirmatory by ClIA, negative. 2 weeks later RPR negative and eia negative (6.5 weeks after last sex). All clear on syphilis?
Yes she is: Hi. I read a few of your consults with other doctors on Health Tap. Many of them have advised that you followup with your own doctor to get additional testing. The world is not perfect. Occasionally labs produce errors. The first test may be a false positive. If the test is repeated more than once with negative results then assume you are negative for Syphilis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer